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.

Sugar & Sweetener Consumption (Total) Unit 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Brazil kt 7,925 8,117 8,150 8,316 8,360
China kt 138,051 145,982 141,043 147,269 149,664
Colombia kt 2,719 2,750 2,738 2,536 2,591
Egypt kt 1,965 2,054 1,920 2,311 2,403
France kt 2,318 2,273 2,539 2,403 2,395
Germany kt 3,851 4,126 3,998 4,143 3,959
India kt 23,773 26,653 27,088 26,403 27,078
Indonesia kt 3,298 3,237 3,382 3,442 3,604
Japan kt 3,831 3,616 3,515 3,286 3,587
Mexico kt 5,501 5,621 5,792 5,859 5,842
Pakistan kt 4,882 4,857 4,693 5,160 4,593
Russia kt 7,323 7,293 6,923 7,224 7,393
Thailand kt 2,444 2,517 2,544 2,610 2,693
USA kt 19,394 18,985 18,628 18,579 19,096
United Kingdom kt 2,203 2,235 2,393 2,272 2,501