Which Country Eats the Most Sugar & Sweeteners?

Sugar & Sweetener 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 sugar & sweetener consumption with 149,446 kt followed by India and USA. On the other end of the scale was East Timor with 11.9 kt, Maldives with 12.6 kt and Belize with 14.7 kt.

Total sugar & sweetener consumption reached 171,085 kt in 2013 in the World according to Faostat. This is 0.95 % more than in the previous year and 7.87 % more than 10 years ago.

Historically, total sugar & sweetener consumption reached an all time high of 171,085 kt in 2013 and an all time low of 61,133 kt in 1961. The average annual growth amounted to 2.00 % since 1961.

The top ranked country, China, accounted for 87.4 % of sugar & sweetener consumption in the world. The top 3 countries hold a 115 % share while the ten largest countries some 137 % in 2013.

Data for more countries are available at Sugar & Sweetener Consumption (Total) indicator page.