Which Country Eats the Most Sugar?

Sugar Consumption (Total) (kt), 2013
Food & Drink | February 22, 2018
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Based on a comparison of 158 countries in 2013, India ranked the highest in sugar consumption with 22,181 kt followed by USA and China. On the other end of the scale was Luxembourg with 5.55 kt, Macao with 8.28 kt and East Timor with 8.47 kt.

Total sugar consumption reached 132,591 kt in 2013 in the World according to Faostat. This is 1.48 % more than in the previous year and 10.3 % more than 10 years ago.

Historically, total sugar consumption reached an all time high of 132,591 kt in 2013 and an all time low of 44,701 kt in 1961. The average annual growth amounted to 2.11 % since 1961.

The top ranked country, India, accounted for 16.7 % of sugar consumption in the world. The top 3 countries hold a 29.6 % share while the ten largest countries some 52.1 % in 2013.

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