New Delhi: India is developing in almost every sector be it defense, economy or consumption of alcohol! A recent study published on Wednesday reveals that India’s annual consumption of liquor has increased by 38% between 2010 and 2017. While since 1990 the consumption increased by 70%.
The Lancet Journal incorporated the study of 189 countries‘alcohol intake between 1990 and 2017. According to researchers from TU Dresden in Germany, consumption of alcohol in India increased by 38%- from 4.3 to 5.9 liters per adult per year.
The report also laid forward the statistics of other countries. The increase in consumption per liter per year wise in the US is 9.3-9.8 liters and in China is 7.1-7.4 liters, it said.
While for the overall world, the total volume of alcohol consumed per year has increased by 70% from 20,999 million liters in 1990 to 35,676 million liters in 2017. The statistics only remained stable for countries with low and middle income.
The author of the study Jakob Manthey, said: “Before 1990, most alcohol was consumed in high-income countries, with the highest use levels recorded in Europe. "However, this pattern has changed substantially, with large reductions across Eastern Europe and vast increases in several middle-income countries such as India, China and Vietnam." The author of the study further added, “This trend is forecast to continue up to 2030 when Europe is no longer predicted to have the highest level of alcohol use.”