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Which Country Eats the Most Freshwater Fish?

Freshwater Fish Consumption (Total) (kt), 2013
Food & Drink | February 22, 2018
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Based on a comparison of 157 countries in 2013, China ranked the highest in freshwater fish consumption with 20,666 kt followed by India and Bangladesh. On the other end of the scale was Djibouti with 0.009 kt, Maldives with 0.055 kt and East Timor with 0.056 kt.

Total freshwater fish consumption reached 47,761 kt in 2013 in the World according to Faostat. This is 2.43 % more than in the previous year and 37.4 % more than 10 years ago.

Historically, total freshwater fish consumption reached an all time high of 47,761 kt in 2013 and an all time low of 4,624 kt in 1961. The average annual growth amounted to 4.59 % since 1961.

The top ranked country, China, accounted for 43.3 % of freshwater fish consumption in the world. The top 3 countries hold a 59.6 % share while the ten largest countries some 78.0 % in 2013.

Data for more countries are available at Freshwater Fish Consumption (Total) indicator page.