Which Country Consumes the Most Vegetable Oil?

Vegetable Oil Consumption (Total) (kt), 2013
Food & Drink | February 22, 2018
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Based on a comparison of 158 countries in 2013, China ranked the highest in vegetable oil consumption with 11,167 kt followed by India and USA. On the other end of the scale was Maldives with 1.06 kt, Lesotho with 2.06 kt and Bahamas with 2.07 kt.

Total vegetable oil consumption reached 82,691 kt in 2013 in the World according to Faostat. This is 0.95 % more than in the previous year and 20.8 % more than 10 years ago.

Historically, total vegetable oil consumption reached an all time high of 82,691 kt in 2013 and an all time low of 14,489 kt in 1961. The average annual growth amounted to 3.41 % since 1961.

The top ranked country, China, accounted for 13.5 % of vegetable oil consumption in the world. The top 3 countries hold a 38.3 % share while the ten largest countries some 57.3 % in 2013.

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

Vegetable Oil Consumption (Total) Unit 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Brazil kt 3,287 3,413 3,386 3,416 3,442
China kt 10,808 10,339 11,080 10,879 11,071
France kt 1,282 1,314 1,352 1,334 1,334
Germany kt 1,529 1,559 1,506 1,461 1,441
India kt 10,200 9,750 10,949 10,368 10,734
Indonesia kt 2,056 2,061 2,137 2,286 2,460
Italy kt 1,624 1,641 1,608 1,670 1,699
Japan kt 1,985 1,986 1,910 1,974 1,984
Mexico kt 1,192 1,207 1,141 1,238 1,395
Nigeria kt 2,124 2,152 1,787 1,853 1,903
Pakistan kt 1,967 2,054 2,092 2,078 2,112
Russia kt 1,738 1,738 1,782 1,867 1,877
Spain kt 1,197 1,262 1,373 1,432 1,547
Turkey kt 1,647 1,576 1,667 1,659 1,817
USA kt 8,476 8,678 9,161 9,211 9,627