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Which Country Eats the Most Onions?

Onion Consumption (Total) (kt), 2013
Food & Drink | February 22, 2018
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Based on a comparison of 146 countries in 2013, China ranked the highest in onion consumption with 19,163 kt followed by India and USA. On the other end of the scale was Bahamas with 0.826 kt, Belize with 0.858 kt and Swaziland with 1.37 kt.

Total onion consumption reached 76,988 kt in 2013 in the World according to Faostat. This is 2.78 % more than in the previous year and 32.9 % more than 10 years ago.

Historically, total onion consumption reached an all time high of 78,289 kt in 2011 and an all time low of 13,071 kt in 1961. The average annual growth amounted to 3.47 % since 1961.

The top ranked country, China, accounted for 24.9 % of onion consumption in the world. The top 3 countries hold a 47.6 % share while the ten largest countries some 63.0 % in 2013.

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