Cameroon: – Alcoholic Beverages – Certified Reports Places Country At First Position Beer Intake.
Finally Cameroon takes the best in something. A ranking established by LVnextCentury, a firm based in Paris, has just been named Cameroon, the first consumer of alcoholic beverages in Central and Western Africa.
The findings disclosed that Cameroon is the first consumer country by volume, of alcoholic beverage, in Central and West Africa, behind South Africa. We gathered that this ranking was obtained on the basis of the figures provided by the main brewing companies in the various countries of the continent, “For this infographic we have compiled different figures.
Cameroon is number one for the part of West and Central Africa. The biggest consumer for the entire continent is South Africa” explains Veronique Da Costa, associate director of LVnextcentury.
According to figures released by SABC, the country’s largest beer company, overall beer sales in Cameroon in 2015 are estimated at about 6,600,000 hl (660 million liters), including imports.
On average, a Cameroonian consumes 36 liters of alcoholic beverage per year.The middle and poor classes, largely representative of society, are most affected by the phenomenon of alcoholism.
Alcoholics come from all walks of life. Young people in school are not spared by the phenomenon.Three-quarters of the population devote nearly half of their income to alcohol consumption in a country with a per capita GDP of 1,328.64 USD (2013), andin which more than 48% of the population lives below the poverty line.
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