Alcohol consumption in OECD, 2020 data. Alcohol consumption is defined as annual sales of pure alcohol in litres per person aged 15 years and older.
The WHO European Region has the highest proportion of drinkers and the highest intake of alcohol in the world. Across the WHO European Region, alcohol causes almost 1 million deaths annually. Consumption of alcohol is a preventable risk factor
In 2020, more than 740 000 of new cases of cancer were associated with alcohol consumption.