According to the Wine Institute, 12.54% of the wine consumed in the world in 2010 was consumed in the United States. That is enough to make the United States rank first in that category. Five countries–the United States, France, Italy, Germany, and the United Kingdom–accounted for just under half of all the wine consumed in the world in that year.
According to FAOstat, in 2008 the United States imported 831,788 tonnes of wine, or 10.22% of the world’s total wine supply. That is enough for the United States to rank third in that category. Germany ranked first, importing 1,366,340 tonnes, or 16.79% of the world total.
Prepared by Christopher P. Shand
According to the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations, the United States produced 450,967 tonnes of apple juice concentrate in the year 2007. That is enough for the United States to rank first in that category.
According to the Kirin Institute of Food and Lifestyle, in 2008 Americans consumed 14.1% of all the beer in the world, which is enough to make the United States rank second in that category. China ranks first, consuming 22.9% of the world’s beer.
According to the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations, in 2007 the United States had a beer supply of 236.71 grams per person per day, which makes the United States rank sixteenth in that category. The Czech Republic ranks first, with a beer supply of 405.05 grams per person per day.
According to the International Trade Centre, in 2007 the United States imported $69,002,000 worth of cider, mead, perry, and other, similar, fermented beverages, or 9.8% of the world total. That’s enough to make the United States rank third in that category. The United Kingdom ranks first, importing 24.9% of the world total.
According to the World Health Organization, in 2003, adults over the age of fifteen in the United States consumed an average of 8.61 litres of alcohol, which was enough to make the United States rank thirty-third in that category. Luxembourg ranked first, consuming 15.56 litres per adult.