Who's the Major Onion Eater?

Onion Consumption Per Capita (kg), 2017 or latest
Food & Drink | March 9, 2020
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Based on a comparison of 151 countries in 2017, Tajikistan ranked the highest in onion consumption per capita with 53.8 kg followed by Niger and Sudan. On the other end of the scale was Cambodia with 0.010 kg, Laos with 0.030 kg and Togo with 0.030 kg.

Average onion consumption per capita reached 11.9 kg in 2017 in the World according to Faostat. This is 2.27 % more than in the previous year and 14.9 % more than 10 years ago.

Historically, average onion consumption per capita reached an all time high of 11.9 kg in 2017 and an all time low of 4.09 kg in 1964. The average annual growth amounted to 1.86 % since 1961.

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

Onion 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 33.3 33.9 29.7 31.3 33.3
Algeria kg 28.8 29.2 32.6 32.7 34.4
Belarus kg 17.7 18.8 15.5 22.3 17.7
Iran kg 24.9 22.6 23.2 20.3 26.7
Kuwait kg 21.1 14.7 34.9 23.5 24.5
Kyrgyzstan kg 16.5 23.9 21.3 21.5 28.3
Macedonia kg 15.0 13.8 19.7 20.2 22.2
Niger kg 17.7 26.2 14.9 32.1 34.0
Senegal kg 21.7 22.3 23.4 23.7 31.8
South Korea kg 28.3 22.7 24.7 27.8 22.2
Sudan kg ... 27.9 29.0 32.9 35.9
Tajikistan kg 32.8 37.6 35.6 40.0 46.3
Ukraine kg 26.1 24.8 21.7 24.6 19.0
United Arab Emirates kg 14.9 19.4 16.5 27.9 29.8
Uzbekistan kg 29.5 32.6 33.9 31.4 35.9