Which Country Eats the Most Cereals?

Cereal Consumption, Excluding Beer (Total) (kt), 2013
Food & Drink | February 22, 2018
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Based on a comparison of 73 countries in 2013, India ranked the highest in cereal consumption with 191,278 kt followed by China and USA. On the other end of the scale was Iceland with 20.3 kt, Malta with 69.0 kt and Luxembourg with 74.6 kt.

Total cereal consumption reached 740,655 kt in 2013 in the World according to Faostat. This is 1.62 % more than in the previous year and 7.80 % more than 10 years ago.

Historically, total cereal consumption reached an all time high of 744,332 kt in 1999 and an all time low of 486,471 kt in 1961. The average annual growth amounted to 0.812 % since 1961.

The top ranked country, India, accounted for 25.8 % of cereal consumption in the world. The top 3 countries hold a 56.1 % share while the ten largest countries some 74.0 % in 2013.

Data for more countries are available at Cereal Consumption, Excluding Beer (Total) indicator page.

Cereal Consumption, Excluding Beer (Total) Unit 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
China kt 170,703 162,793 174,176 177,049 170,713
France kt 13,214 13,132 13,477 13,569 13,505
Germany kt 14,494 14,354 14,341 14,445 14,378
India kt 173,911 177,820 180,901 185,063 187,596
Indonesia kt 31,574 32,349 33,034 33,502 34,531
Iran kt 10,728 10,921 10,884 11,110 11,410
Japan kt 13,173 13,172 13,143 13,334 13,369
Mexico kt 9,899 9,910 10,222 10,763 11,051
Nigeria kt 18,119 18,890 19,454 20,187 20,489
Pakistan kt 18,458 19,223 18,812 20,068 19,569
Philippines kt 9,582 10,116 10,282 10,391 10,786
Russia kt 11,119 11,911 12,688 13,170 13,138
Thailand kt 10,070 10,193 9,961 10,166 10,115
Turkey kt 12,204 12,665 13,101 13,540 13,908
USA kt 44,748 45,232 45,186 48,773 47,065