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.

Cheese Consumption (Total) Unit 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Argentina kt 319 456 464 468 472
Canada kt 419 414 419 437 458
Egypt kt 631 627 537 625 515
France kt 1,512 1,520 1,541 1,549 1,531
Germany kt 1,705 1,701 1,697 1,743 1,781
Greece kt 340 293 292 288 291
Italy kt 1,309 1,311 1,337 1,446 1,444
Japan kt 344 306 306 318 343
Netherlands kt 319 269 341 287 291
Poland kt 489 466 493 562 584
Russia kt 819 819 819 876 874
Spain kt 398 380 421 434 446
USA kt 4,587 4,600 4,673 4,746 4,845
United Kingdom kt 671 669 666 689 667
Venezuela kt 169 217 229 282 301