Posted July 24, 2019 05:06:17 The world is full of non- alcoholic beverages and some of the world’s most affluent countries are among those who consume them the most, according to a report by research company Technomic.
According to the report, non-alcoholic beverage use among people aged 18 to 44 in countries with the highest consumption is at a record high of 1.3 billion units per year, or nearly three times the global average.
The study, conducted by Technomic and The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO), also found that non- alcoholic beverage purchases accounted for roughly 80% of total domestic beer and spirits consumption, and roughly 50% of all wine consumption.
According a Technomic spokesperson, nonalcoholic beverages are beverages that are made from unprocessed, nonstarchy fruits and vegetables and not artificially sweetened or artificially processed.
Technomic defines non-soda and non-wine beverages as beverages that have no artificial sweeteners, flavors, colors, or artificial preservatives.
In terms of alcohol consumption, the report found that in countries where non-frozen alcoholic beverages are available, the consumption of nonalcoholous beverages is higher than in countries that do not provide non-free frozen beverages.
The report also noted that nonalcoholics in most countries consume the least amount of alcohol in total, with the United States, Germany, France, the United Kingdom, and Japan having the lowest total consumption.
The Technomic report noted that the use of non alcoholic drinks, or nonalcohol beverages in general, is expected to grow at a rapid pace in the coming years.
The company noted that while there are some countries in the world that have high consumption of alcoholic beverages at levels that are unaffordable to many, they are the exception.
In the United Nations, countries that have higher consumption of alcohol have higher rates of obesity, hypertension, diabetes, and mortality.
While consumption of soft drinks and alcohol have increased, they have not grown as quickly as the consumption and consumption-related costs of the health care system.
In addition to the global health challenges, the non-stop consumption of sugary drinks and drinks with artificial sweetener can lead to obesity and diabetes, the company noted.
The world’s top 10 nations with the most non-drinking adults have been revealed.
The United States ranks at No. 1, followed by Japan, the Netherlands, France and the United Arab Emirates.
Germany is the world leader in non-consuming adults with an average of 5,964 non-adults per 100,000 people.
The Netherlands, Belgium, Austria, Germany and the U.K. round out the top 10.
The next 10 most nondrinking countries are Australia, Russia, Mexico, South Korea, India, Taiwan, and Canada.