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8. Lithuania

Per capita alcohol consumption: 141.5 liters

Alcohol consumption has actually fallen in Lithuania in 2012 from previous years, but the country is still placed 8th in the globally drinking sweepstakes.

Lithuanians used to drink as much as 166.9 liters of alcohol per person per year in 2007, which fell by over 15 percent in 2012 to 141.5 liters. Beer accounts for the majority of all alcoholic drinks consumed at 78 percent, while wine makes up over 9 percent. Spirits are third at 7 percent, but used to account for over 10 percent of consumption in 2007.

Lithuania has been trying to reduce alcohol consumption by a ban on the sale of drinks with high alcohol content after 8 p.m. during the week and after 6 p.m. on the weekends.

Pictured: Art Centre Cafe in Vilnius, Lithuania

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