Which Country Eats the Most Fish?

Fish Consumption (Total) (kt), 2013
Food & Drink | February 22, 2018
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Based on a comparison of 158 countries in 2013, China ranked the highest in fish consumption with 44,668 kt followed by India and USA. On the other end of the scale was Tajikistan with 0.817 kt, Lesotho with 1.03 kt and Mongolia with 1.13 kt.

Total fish consumption reached 134,017 kt in 2013 in the World according to Faostat. This is 1.48 % more than in the previous year and 21.7 % more than 10 years ago.

Historically, total fish consumption reached an all time high of 134,017 kt in 2013 and an all time low of 27,745 kt in 1961. The average annual growth amounted to 3.07 % since 1961.

The top ranked country, China, accounted for 33.3 % of fish consumption in the world. The top 3 countries hold a 43.9 % share while the ten largest countries some 65.6 % in 2013.

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