Which Country Eats the Most Cheese?

Cheese Consumption (Total) (kt), 2013 or latest
Food & Drink | February 22, 2018
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Based on a comparison of 133 countries in 2013, USA ranked the highest in cheese consumption with 4,877 kt followed by Germany and France. On the other end of the scale was East Timor with 0.110 kt, Gambia with 0.184 kt and Djibouti with 0.348 kt.

Total cheese consumption reached 20,673 kt in 2013 in the World according to Faostat. This is 0.95 % more than in the previous year and 13.9 % more than 10 years ago.

Historically, total cheese consumption reached an all time high of 20,673 kt in 2013 and an all time low of 5,241 kt in 1961. The average annual growth amounted to 2.67 % since 1961.

The top ranked country, USA, accounted for 23.6 % of cheese consumption in the world. The top 3 countries hold a 39.6 % share while the ten largest countries some 64.1 % in 2013.

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