Which Country Consumes the Most Animal Fat?

Animal Fat Consumption (Total) (kt), 2013
Food & Drink | February 22, 2018
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Based on a comparison of 149 countries in 2013, India ranked the highest in animal fat consumption with 3,614 kt followed by China and USA. On the other end of the scale was Tajikistan with 0.817 kt, East Timor with 1.02 kt and Guinea Bissau with 1.02 kt.

Total animal fat consumption reached 23,524 kt in 2013 in the World according to Faostat. This is 0.95 % more than in the previous year and 10.8 % more than 10 years ago.

Historically, total animal fat consumption reached an all time high of 23,524 kt in 2013 and an all time low of 12,023 kt in 1961. The average annual growth amounted to 1.30 % since 1961.

The top ranked country, India, accounted for 15.4 % of animal fat consumption in the world. The top 3 countries hold a 34.0 % share while the ten largest countries some 61.6 % in 2013.

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

Animal Fat Consumption (Total) Unit 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Belgium kt ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 308 287 293 286 314
Brazil kt 627 633 658 664 669
Canada kt 600 597 601 601 634
China kt 2,802 2,820 2,702 2,720 2,870
France kt 1,089 1,132 1,019 993 858
Germany kt 1,630 1,609 1,531 1,619 1,648
India kt 3,130 3,172 3,213 3,496 3,537
Italy kt 720 748 723 720 710
Mexico kt 386 379 419 389 346
Pakistan kt 836 852 850 866 897
Philippines kt 249 262 266 280 285
Poland kt 626 638 649 630 637
Russia kt 1,006 1,020 977 1,005 1,032
USA kt 1,640 1,564 1,702 1,624 1,573
United Kingdom kt 390 374 395 403 387