Which Country Eats the Most Pelagic Fish?

Pelagic Fish Consumption (Total) (kt), 2013
Food & Drink | February 22, 2018
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Based on a comparison of 155 countries in 2013, China ranked the highest in pelagic fish consumption with 11,346 kt followed by Indonesia and Philippines. On the other end of the scale was Mongolia with 0.085 kt, Nepal with 0.277 kt and East Timor with 0.327 kt.

Total pelagic fish consumption reached 23,096 kt in 2013 in the World according to Faostat. This is 0.645 % more than in the previous year and 11.1 % more than 10 years ago.

Historically, total pelagic fish consumption reached an all time high of 23,623 kt in 2007 and an all time low of 7,615 kt in 1961. The average annual growth amounted to 2.16 % since 1961.

The top ranked country, China, accounted for 49.1 % of pelagic fish consumption in the world. The top 3 countries hold a 69.3 % share while the ten largest countries some 98.8 % in 2013.

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