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.

Pelagic 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 11,369 11,360 10,580 10,675 11,918
France kt 444 472 468 456 455
Ghana kt 508 446 401 405 508
India kt 533 611 583 627 671
Indonesia kt 2,391 2,525 2,636 2,746 2,893
Japan kt 1,854 1,823 1,760 1,760 1,758
Malaysia kt 551 601 559 559 558
Mexico kt 536 573 576 621 446
Nigeria kt 1,657 1,055 687 741 953
Philippines kt 1,742 1,731 1,850 1,779 1,588
Russia kt 1,059 907 1,035 1,074 1,024
South Korea kt 776 758 785 784 784
Thailand kt 703 555 630 601 664
USA kt 781 834 947 1,052 1,032
Ukraine kt 550 635 511 393 393