Updated data ‘does not change the fact that Lithuanians are some of the heaviest drinkers in the world’

On Friday, Statistics Lithuania released updated data on alcohol consumption in Lithuania which in 2015 was 14 litres of pure alcohol per person.

The figure has been calculated using updated methodology and shows lower alcohol consumption than previous indicators. However, researchers say, it does not change the fact that Lithuanians are among the heaviest drinkers in the world.

Still, there are signs of improvement. Alcohol-related deaths have been on a steady decline in the country. It is estimated that in 2007 more than 4,600 people died from abusive consumption of alcohol, in 2008 there were 4,200 and in 2011, 3,200.

Alfa.lt

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