Which Country Eats the Most Beans?

Bean Consumption (Total) (kt), 2017 or latest
Food & Drink | March 2, 2020
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Based on a comparison of 124 countries in 2017, India ranked the highest in bean consumption with 5,200 kt followed by Brazil and Mexico. On the other end of the scale was Central African Republic with 1.00 kt, Denmark with 1.00 kt and Austria with 1.00 kt.

Total bean consumption reached 19,020 kt in 2017 in the World according to Faostat. This is 4.15 % more than in the previous year and 14.7 % more than 10 years ago.

Historically, total bean consumption reached an all time high of 19,020 kt in 2017 and an all time low of 9,218 kt in 1961. The average annual growth amounted to 1.30 % since 1961.

The top ranked country, India, accounted for 27.3 % of bean consumption in the world. The top 3 countries hold a 48.4 % share while the ten largest countries some 71.9 % in 2017.

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

Bean Consumption (Total) Unit 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Brazil kt 3,230 3,048 3,220 2,931 2,915
Cameroon kt 262 274 283 260 268
Dem. People's Republic of Korea kt 300 266 270 275 271
Ethiopia kt 197 206 197 240 308
Guatemala kt 182 189 187 196 201
India kt 4,191 3,819 3,806 4,197 4,277
Indonesia kt 348 267 246 257 254
Kenya kt 515 508 465 479 499
Mexico kt 893 1,179 1,269 1,180 1,050
Pakistan kt 183 159 190 188 190
Rwanda kt 302 397 402 389 399
Tanzania kt 561 599 641 658 689
Turkey kt 216 212 202 219 224
USA kt 919 928 910 915 919
Uganda kt 846 795 851 861 850