Lithuania cut alcohol consumption by 17 percent between 2015 and 2019, or almost by three liters per person, Renaldas Ciuzas, director of the Drug, Tobacco and Alcohol Control Department, said on Thursday.

"The data we have tells us that the change is positive, and this change makes us think that we are moving in a good direction," Ciuzas told a news conference.

"But Lithuania still has room for improvement, because we are still two liters above the EU average," he added.

Lithuanians consumed around 15.4 liters of pure alcohol per person in 2015 and 12.8 liters in 2019 – 35 percent more than the EU average.