Who's the Major Date Eater?

Date Consumption Per Capita (kg), 2017 or latest
Food & Drink | March 9, 2020
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Based on a comparison of 124 countries in 2017, Oman ranked the highest in date consumption per capita with 52.3 kg followed by Saudi Arabia and Kuwait. On the other end of the scale was Guinea with 0.010 kg, South Korea with 0.010 kg and Costa Rica with 0.010 kg.

Average date consumption per capita reached 0.950 kg in 2017 in the World according to Faostat. This is 3.16 % more than in the previous year and 6.32 % more than 10 years ago.

Historically, average date consumption per capita reached an all time high of 0.950 kg in 2017 and an all time low of 0.430 kg in 1981. The average annual growth amounted to 1.34 % since 1961.

Data for more countries are available at Date Consumption Per Capita indicator page.

Date Consumption Per Capita Unit 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Albania kg ... 3.66 3.78 3.80 3.69 4.21
Algeria kg 18.1 19.6 20.9 19.8 20.6
Djibouti kg 0.010 0.010 0.830 1.54 1.53
Egypt kg 15.3 15.5 14.3 14.2 16.2
Iran kg 11.1 11.8 12.2 9.79 9.95
Iraq kg 6.91 6.86 6.81 6.68 6.47
Jordan kg 2.46 2.50 2.60 2.47 2.88
Kuwait kg 6.01 6.09 10.1 31.4 24.8
Mauritania kg 5.77 5.75 5.03 5.65 5.85
Morocco kg 2.76 3.23 2.88 2.88 2.96
Oman kg 81.7 74.1 67.6 52.6 55.4
Saudi Arabia kg 34.8 33.8 34.3 31.1 28.8
Sudan kg ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 11.7 11.5 10.3 10.0
Tunisia kg 5.69 5.25 5.01 4.94 5.17
United Arab Emirates kg 6.72 7.06 7.49 10.2 14.8