Which Country Imports the Most Food?

Food Imports (As % of Merchandise Imports) (%), 2014 or latest
Agriculture | February 22, 2018
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Based on a comparison of 144 countries in 2014, Benin ranked the highest in food as a share of merchandise imports with 36.9% followed by Gambia and Yemen. On the other end of the scale was Argentina with 2.46%, Singapore with 3.34% and India with 3.97%.

Average food as a share of merchandise imports reached 7.67% in 2014 in the World according to Faostat. This is 0.097 % less than in the previous year and 8.52 % more than 10 years ago.

Historically, average food as a share of merchandise imports reached an all time high of 20.9% in 1962 and an all time low of 6.34% in 2006. The average annual growth amounted to -1.91 % since 1962.

Data for more countries are available at Food Imports (As % of Merchandise Imports) indicator page.