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.

Sugar 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 6,916 7,019 7,004 7,125 7,179
China kt 8,006 7,788 7,972 8,023 8,474
Egypt kt 1,722 1,797 1,674 2,014 2,093
France kt 1,916 1,902 2,132 2,004 2,026
Germany kt 2,691 2,952 2,828 2,939 2,816
India kt 19,125 21,496 21,184 20,857 22,321
Indonesia kt 2,772 2,764 2,826 2,936 3,044
Iran kt 1,795 1,795 1,853 1,981 1,966
Mexico kt 4,553 4,633 4,738 4,185 3,970
Pakistan kt 3,983 4,309 3,623 4,156 4,065
Russia kt 5,789 5,833 5,546 5,917 6,075
Thailand kt 2,200 2,224 2,273 2,291 2,361
Turkey kt 1,751 1,907 2,023 2,106 1,992
USA kt 8,385 8,372 8,356 8,368 8,840
United Kingdom kt 1,902 1,981 2,153 2,005 2,233