Kōrero: Alcohol

Alcohol consumption in New Zealand and selected countries, 2003–5

This graph shows the consumption of pure alcohol each year per person aged 15 and above in 2003–5. Because many countries (especially Muslim countries) have a cultural resistance to drinking alcohol, and in third-world countries the cost is expensive in real terms, New Zealand was relatively high in consumption on a world scale (27th of 185 countries surveyed) in 2003. It was also higher than some comparable western countries, such as Norway. However, there were a number of European societies where daily drinking of alcohol is common and as a result annual consumption was considerably greater than in New Zealand. New Zealand was not radically different in its level of drinking to Australia, Canada and the United States. 

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Source: World Health Organisation Global Status report on Alcohol 2004

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Jock Phillips, 'Alcohol - Colonial drinking, 1800–1880', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/graph/40661/alcohol-consumption-in-new-zealand-and-selected-countries-2003-5 (accessed 11 December 2023)

He kōrero nā Jock Phillips, i tāngia i te 5 Sep 2013, updated 1 Apr 2016