Who's the Major Fish Eater?

Fish Consumption Per Capita (kg), 2013
Food & Drink | February 22, 2018
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Based on a comparison of 158 countries in 2013, Maldives ranked the highest in fish consumption per capita with 166 kg followed by Iceland and Hong Kong. On the other end of the scale was Afghanistan with 0.100 kg, Tajikistan with 0.100 kg and Ethiopia with 0.200 kg.

Average fish consumption per capita reached 18.8 kg in 2013 in the World according to Faostat. This is 0.532 % more than in the previous year and 12.2 % more than 10 years ago.

Historically, average fish consumption per capita reached an all time high of 18.9 kg in 2011 and an all time low of 9.00 kg in 1961. The average annual growth amounted to 1.43 % since 1961.

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

Fish Consumption Per Capita Unit 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Cambodia kg 34.3 32.1 34.6 36.1 35.5
Finland kg 36.1 34.6 33.9 35.8 35.6
France kg 33.5 34.1 34.4 34.8 34.6
Hong Kong kg 63.6 63.9 68.9 69.6 71.0
Iceland kg 91.8 87.4 86.0 91.2 90.1
Japan kg 55.9 55.6 53.7 53.7 53.7
Lithuania kg 43.6 43.3 43.2 43.0 43.4
Macao kg 63.5 60.3 55.3 58.2 59.5
Malaysia kg 58.2 58.2 60.1 59.1 58.1
Maldives kg 143 137 156 169 166
Myanmar kg 38.1 43.1 47.1 50.5 55.3
Norway kg 52.1 53.4 53.6 54.0 53.4
Portugal kg 60.3 56.3 56.7 56.9 56.8
South Korea kg 57.5 56.6 58.8 58.4 58.1
Spain kg 43.7 42.2 41.9 42.7 42.4