This survey has been conducted by Kirin Brewery every year for about 40 years by conducting questionnaires and collecting materials from beer associations around the world.
Global beer consumption in 2012 is said to have increased by 1% over the previous year. Even if it is 1%, it is about 1.5 cups of Tokyo Dome. If consumption continues to increase, it may be better to look for another analogy.
The equivalent of 151 cups of Tokyo Dome is equivalent to 347,740 million cans. It doesn't come with a pin. If all these cans could be stacked, the height would exceed Mt. Fuji, Mt. Everest, the stratosphere, and extend to around Mars.
When it comes to which country drinks so much beer, China is the top, accounting for nearly a quarter of the total. It is amazing that the population is 1.3 billion. However, it seems that consumption has decreased a little compared to last year. The United States is second with a little over one-eighth. This is more than the previous year.
Japan is in 7th place all the way down. The amount includes low-malt beer and new genres, but it has decreased from the previous year. It seems that emerging countries such as India and Thailand have seen remarkable growth in consumption.
However, the per capita consumption of beer in Japan is 43.5L per year, which is equivalent to 87 cans of 500ml (16.91us fl oz), which is the highest record in Asia. You can see how Japanese people like beer.