People drink about 60 million gallons (230 million liters) of tequila each year worldwide, with the United States consuming the most tequila of any country, about 29 million gallons (110 million liters) per year. Tequila is the national drink of Mexico, and although the US consumes more of it overall, Mexicans drink the most tequila per person, about 1.3 pints (0.63 liters) a year. Americans drink about 0.76 pints (0.36 liters) per person.
More about global alcohol consumption:
- The world’s most consumed spirit was vodka, with about 1 billion gallons (4.44 billion liters) drank in 2012. Russia was the top consumer at about 500 million gallons (2 billion liters).
- About 99.5% of the alcohol consumed in China consists of is the country’s national liquor, baijiu.
- Illegally home-brewed alcohol accounts for an estimated 30% of the alcohol consumed worldwide, according to the World Health Organization.