South Africa is now the third biggest drinking nation in Africa, according to an update from the World Health Organisation’s alcohol consumption study.
The study tracks alcohol consumption per capita, and indicates that consumption in South Africa is at 11.5 per litre per capita for 2015, up from 11 litres the year before.
As a result, South Africa now ranks as the 19th biggest drinking nation in the world.
By 2025, WHO estimates that South Africa’s alcohol consumption is expected to increase to 12.1.
The following table was published by Business Tech documenting the world’s biggest drinking nations:
(litres per capita)