In Germany, adult per capita consumption of alcohol is mainly characterized by consumption of beer. Wine and spirits are also consumed, but to a lesser extent. Recorded adult per capita consumption is around 11.8 litres of pure alcohol and has remained stable in recent years according to recent trends. Some unrecorded alcohol production is also seen in the country, adding around 1.0 litre to recorded adult per capita consumption. Total adult per capita consumption of pure alcohol is around 12.8 litres in Germany.
There is a written national policy on alcohol in Germany which was adopted in 2003. Restrictions on sales of alcoholic beverages to intoxicated persons are in place. There are national and legally binding regulations on alcohol advertising and on alcohol product placement.