Friday, August 20, 2010

Where's Irealnd?

The Economist magazine had an interesting artilce about the rapid increase of beer consumption in Asia featuring this picture:

I was shocked that the graphic didn't include Ireland's beer consumption. I know they have a relatively small population, so their total consumption might not be huge. Still, out of deference to Ireland's history and status as the world's biggest beer exporter (I think - correct me if I'm wrong), one might expect that they'd at least make the chart.
Oh well, Ireland fared better than Australia which is completely covered by a second chart.


Anonymous said...

According to the graphic with the article the Czech republic are big beer drinkers. Chinese are second and the Germans are third. Who knew the Chinese were big beer drinkers? (real conservative)

Patrick O'Neil said...

That was the nature ofthe article. Historically Chinese haven't been big drinkers, but now they're world leaders in total beer consumed.