Which Country Eats the Most Marine Fish?

Marine Fish Consumption (Total) (kt), 2013 or latest
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Based on a comparison of 157 countries in 2013, China ranked the highest in marine fish consumption with 24,002 kt followed by Japan and USA. On the other end of the scale was Ethiopia with -0.937 kt, Mongolia with 0.770 kt and Lesotho with 0.867 kt.

Total marine fish consumption reached 86,255 kt in 2013 in the World according to Faostat. This is 0.95 % more than in the previous year and 13.0 % more than 10 years ago.

Historically, total marine fish consumption reached an all time high of 86,255 kt in 2013 and an all time low of 23,121 kt in 1961. The average annual growth amounted to 2.56 % since 1961.

The top ranked country, China, accounted for 27.8 % of marine fish consumption in the world. The top 3 countries hold a 41.3 % share while the ten largest countries some 62.8 % in 2013.

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

Marine 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
China kt 21,349 22,155 23,241 23,525 24,056
France kt 1,829 1,877 1,887 1,922 1,918
India kt 2,318 2,584 2,261 1,808 1,708
Indonesia kt 4,250 4,380 4,417 4,597 4,797
Italy kt 1,356 1,305 1,325 1,374 1,377
Japan kt 6,401 6,455 6,177 6,177 6,170
Malaysia kt 1,456 1,458 1,478 1,479 1,476
Myanmar kt 1,036 1,192 1,300 1,366 1,521
Nigeria kt 2,193 2,011 1,771 1,932 2,280
Philippines kt 2,462 2,458 2,600 2,514 2,336
Russia kt 2,456 2,198 2,242 2,398 2,264
South Korea kt 2,674 2,652 2,779 2,776 2,775
Spain kt 1,760 1,688 1,684 1,732 1,728
USA kt 5,468 5,336 5,292 5,402 5,443
Vietnam kt 1,437 1,590 1,764 1,728 1,795