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Alcohol consumption: Cameroonians rank behind Gabonese and Equatorial Guineans in CEMAC zone

Alcohol consumption: Cameroonians rank behind Gabonese and Equatorial Guineans in CEMAC zone
  • Comments   -   Friday, 01 September 2017 15:31

(Business in Cameroon) - Contrary to widespread belief, Cameroonians are not the largest alcohol consumers in Africa. According to a study that has just been published by the World Health Organisation (WHO), a study that calculates the numbers of litres of pure alcohol consumed by year and by inhabitant over the age of 15 years, Cameroon comes in 12th position in Africa, out of 49 countries concerned by the survey.

In the CEMAC zone, Cameroon ranks behind Gabon, which holds the "palme d'or" of alcohol consumption in Africa, with an average of 9.01 litres of pure alcohol (by year and by inhabitant aged over 15 years); ahead of countries such as Nigeria and Rwanda or even South Africa, but equally Equatorial Guinea, another CEMAC zone country  ranked 11th, just ahead of Cameroon (see overall ranking below). This ranking obtained on the basis of averages on the entire population, we learn, is substantiated by another, more precise, which is uniquely focused on alcohol drinkers, excluding all abstaining populations. Here again, it is the performance of Chad, a majority Muslim country, which contrasts in the CEMAC zone, with an average annual consumption which peaks at 33.9 litres per inhabitant.

 BRM

Consumption of African countries in litres of pure alcohol, by year and inhabitant aged over 15 years (NB: Figures for Mauritania, Libya, Somalia and Namibia are not available).

1

Gabon

9.01

2

Nigeria

8.90

3

Ouganda

8.33

4

Afrique du Sud

7.77

5

Rwanda

7.12

6

Sierra Leone

6.74

7

Burundi

6.32

8

Angola

6.20

9

Tanzanie

6.20

10

Botswana

5.98

11

Guinée équatoriale

5.73

12

Cameroun

5.64

13

Swaziland

5.05

14

São Tomé & P.

4.42

15

Seychelles

4.33

16

Burkina Faso

4.29

17

Côte d'Ivoire

3.99

18

Zimbabwe

3.85

19

Cap-Vert

3.25

20

Liberia

3.07

21

Lesotho

2.92

22

Zambie

2.75

23

Maurice

2.65

24

Gambie

2.44

25

Congo (Kinshasa)

2.41

26

Guinée-Bissau

2.28

27

Ghana

1.84

28

Congo (Brazzaville)

1.75

29

Centrafrique

1.73

30

Kenya

1.73

31

Soudan

1.73

32

Malawi

1.44

33

Tunisie

1.26

34

Bénin

1.18

35

Djibouti

1.13

36

Togo

1.13

37

Mozambique

1.10

38

Madagascar

0.92

39

Éthiopie

0.69

40

Mali

0.62

41

Érythrée

0.58

42

Tchad

0.46

43

Maroc

0.45

44

Sénégal

0.23

45

Égypte

0.20

46

Guinée

0.20

47

Comores

0.14

48

Algérie

0.11

49

Niger

0.10

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