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Drinking Patterns and Statistics on Alcohol - reports

See also the Statistics sections under: Alcohol and Young People and Drink Drive

Global Drugs Survey 2020 (Jan 2021)
Older adults in wealthier countries drink more alcohol (Nov 2020)
OECD Health at a Glance: Europe 2019
Global Status Report on Alcohol and Health 2018
Wine and cider add volume to global consumption (Jun 2018)
The world drank less alcohol in 2016 (Aug 2017)

Trends in apparent household beer intake and standard drink consumption in the United States (Aug 2021)
US study shows every week of lockdown increases binge drinking (Nov 2020)
Binge drinking by occupation groups among currently employed U.S. Adults in 32 States, 2013-2016 (Aug 2020)
Trends in total binge drinks per adult who reported binge drinking - United States, 2011-2017 (Jan 2020)
Results from the 2018 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (Oct 2019)
Binge drinking among older adults in the United States, 2015 to 2017 (Oct 2019)
Is there a recent epidemic of women’s drinking in the US ? (Jun 2019)


Report on the impact of Covid-19 on alcohol behaviour and attitudes in Ireland (May 2022)
Eurostat reports on alcohol consumption patterns in Europe (Aug 2021)
How Covid-19 has affected behaviours and attitudes towards alcohol in Ireland (Aug 2021)
Monitoring alcohol consumption and harm during the COVID-19 pandemic in England (Aug 2021)
Longitudinal associations with alcohol consumption during the first COVID-19 lockdown in the UK (Aug 2021)
Consumption of low and no alcohol drinks increases in 2020 (Jan 2021)
In Lockdown, younger adults and adults with a high BMI drank more ate less healthily and exercised less, in the UK (Jan 2021)
Trends in alcohol consumption among older adults in Denmark in the 21st century (Nov 2020)
Alcohol consumption during the COVID-19 pandemic in the UK, IAS briefing (Nov 2020)
Alcohol consumption in Ireland falls (Nov 2020)
Total alcohol consumption dropped during lockdown (Aug 2020)
New research reveals that without action lockdown drinking habits could be here to stay (Aug 2020)
Comparing distribution of healthy behaviours in Germany (Apr 2020)
More Netherlands consumers stay within government guidelines (Apr 2020)
Changes in alcohol consumption among older adults in Spain (Aug 2019)
Price Level Indices for alcohol in the EU (Aug 2019)
Drinking habits and attitudes in Ireland (Jun 2019)
Scotland alcohol consumption trend flat: MESAS 2018 (Jul 2018)
Educated Dutch among most likely in Europe to drink regularly (Jul 2018)
Drinking habits in France (Jun 2018)
Statistics on Alcohol and Adult Drinking Habits in the UK (May 2018)
Estonia’s alcohol consumption drops to less than 10 litres per capita (Nov 2017)
Alcohol, tobacco and drug consumption rise over last five years in Portugal (Oct 2017)
New liver disease data shows major variation across England (Oct 2017)
British drinkers favour premium drinks from branded pubs and upmarket bars (Oct 2017)
Scottish Health Survey (Oct 2017)
UK Millenials changing attitude to alcohol (Oct 2017)
Survey on alcohol habits, attitudes and knowledge in the UK (Aug 2017)
Older adult consumption in Holland (Aug 2017)
MESAS Monitoring report 2017 (Aug 2017)
Statistics on Alcohol England 2017 & latest OPN drinking figures (May 2017)
RAHRA Comparative monitoring of alcohol epidemiology across the EU report (Apr 2017)
Family spending in the UK (Mar 2017)
Local Alcohol Profiles for England (Mar 2017)


Declines in alcohol consumption in Australia: some challenges to the theory of collectivity (June 2022)
Pre-drinking behaviour of people in the night-time economy in New Zealand (June 2022)
Harmful drinking declines across all age groups in New Zealand (Dec 2021)
Under the influence: how COVID has affected our drinking (Nov 2020)
Health conscious Australians driving a positive drinking culture (Sep 2020)
‘Alcohol, Tobacco & Other Drugs in Australia’ web report (Oct 2019)
Australia: FARE annual poll (Jul 2018)
Australia National Drug Strategy Household Survey 2016 detailed report (Oct 2017)
Australian National Drug Strategy Household Survey (Aug 2017)
Alcohol Available for Consumption in New Zealand: Year ended December 2015 (June 2016)
Alcohol Use 2012/13: New Zealand Health Survey (Feb 2015)

Alcohol consumption in India (Jun 2020)
Kenyans are reducing alcohol consumption after anti-drinking campaign (Jul 2018)
Alcohol consumption and alcohol related deaths decline in Russia (Aug 2017)
Chinese are the world’s third biggest drinkers (Mar 2015)
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