Thailand ranks fourth on the list as the world’s heaviest drinkers.
Out of the 44 countries studied by Euromonitor, Thais were found to be the fourth hardest drinkers at 4.5 shots per week, closely trailing behind South Korea, Russia, and the Phillippines.
South Koreans, who topped the list, drink more alcohol than Russians, Americans, and Britons combined. South Korea’s unparalleled liquor consumption is almost entirely down to the country’s love for the fermented rice spirit Soju.
The study was released after the ‘seven dangerous days’ of the Songkran Festival is coming to an end. The unusually high death toll reported during the period resulted mainly from drunk driving, despite government campaigns to curb fatalities.