Which Country Eats the Most Rice?

Rice 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 rice consumption with 107,949 kt followed by India and Indonesia. On the other end of the scale was Iceland with 1.18 kt, Montenegro with 1.30 kt and Luxembourg with 1.95 kt.

Total rice consumption reached 383,515 kt in 2013 in the World according to Faostat. This is 1.13 % more than in the previous year and 13.1 % more than 10 years ago.

Historically, total rice consumption reached an all time high of 383,515 kt in 2013 and an all time low of 119,614 kt in 1961. The average annual growth amounted to 2.27 % since 1961.

The top ranked country, China, accounted for 28.1 % of rice consumption in the world. The top 3 countries hold a 60.1 % share while the ten largest countries some 80.5 % in 2013.

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