Which Country Eats the Most Dates?

Date Consumption (Total) (kt), 2013
Food & Drink | February 22, 2018
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Based on a comparison of 119 countries in 2013, Egypt ranked the highest in date consumption with 1,248 kt followed by Saudi Arabia and China. On the other end of the scale was Belize with 0.003 kt, Bahamas with 0.004 kt and Guyana with 0.008 kt.

Total date consumption reached 6,273 kt in 2013 in the World according to Faostat. This is 2.08 % more than in the previous year and 19.9 % more than 10 years ago.

Historically, total date consumption reached an all time high of 6,291 kt in 2011 and an all time low of 1,387 kt in 1961. The average annual growth amounted to 2.94 % since 1961.

The top ranked country, Egypt, accounted for 19.9 % of date consumption in the world. The top 3 countries hold a 50.9 % share while the ten largest countries some 96.0 % in 2013.

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