Worldwide Coca-Cola Consumption - The Intrepid

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Worldwide Coca-Cola Consumption

Coca-Cola Consumption 1996

According to Coca-Cola's most recent annual report [PDF], between 1998 and 2008, global consumption of Coca-Cola beverages rose from sixty-five servings per capita to eighty-five. In Canada, however, consumption remained flat.

Many health officials around the world believe that Coca-Cola's market gains in the last decade are partially responsible for the growing obesity epidemic [PDF]. Coca-Cola refutes this claim and has run numerous counter ads highlighting the company's low calorie drinks and sports promotions.

The Coca-Cola consumption map originally came from a 1997 issue of The Economist. Hat tip to Andrew Sullivan's blog.


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