Which Country Eats the Most Freshwater Fish?

Freshwater Fish Consumption (Total) (kt), 2013
Food & Drink | February 22, 2018
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Based on a comparison of 157 countries in 2013, China ranked the highest in freshwater fish consumption with 20,666 kt followed by India and Bangladesh. On the other end of the scale was Djibouti with 0.009 kt, Maldives with 0.055 kt and East Timor with 0.056 kt.

Total freshwater fish consumption reached 47,761 kt in 2013 in the World according to Faostat. This is 2.43 % more than in the previous year and 37.4 % more than 10 years ago.

Historically, total freshwater fish consumption reached an all time high of 47,761 kt in 2013 and an all time low of 4,624 kt in 1961. The average annual growth amounted to 4.59 % since 1961.

The top ranked country, China, accounted for 43.3 % of freshwater fish consumption in the world. The top 3 countries hold a 59.6 % share while the ten largest countries some 78.0 % in 2013.

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

Freshwater Fish Consumption (Total) Unit 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Bangladesh kt 2,015 2,046 2,232 2,320 2,542
Brazil kt 475 575 619 683 846
China kt 17,213 17,993 19,053 20,397 20,775
Egypt kt 579 672 706 984 1,047
India kt 3,709 4,464 4,404 5,064 5,489
Indonesia kt 1,340 1,523 1,662 1,974 2,143
Japan kt 713 624 662 662 661
Myanmar kt 901 1,014 1,127 1,257 1,370
Nigeria kt 324 454 435 495 525
Philippines kt 711 741 744 748 769
Russia kt 761 920 1,020 804 931
Thailand kt 681 649 643 564 519
USA kt 1,397 1,288 1,331 1,436 1,384
Uganda kt 408 393 435 453 453
Vietnam kt 1,082 1,057 1,270 1,291 1,185