Who's the Major Pulse Eater?

Pulse Consumption Per Capita (kg), 2013
Food & Drink | March 9, 2020
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Based on a comparison of 155 countries in 2013, Niger ranked the highest in pulse consumption per capita with 35.9 kg followed by Nicaragua and United Arab Emirates. On the other end of the scale was Rwanda with 0.010 kg, Russia with 0.010 kg and Honduras with 0.010 kg.

Average pulse consumption per capita reached 3.89 kg in 2013 in the World according to Faostat. This is 6.68 % more than in the previous year and 27.0 % more than 10 years ago.

Historically, average pulse consumption per capita reached an all time high of 4.79 kg in 1961 and an all time low of 2.64 kg in 1992. The average annual growth amounted to -0.399 % since 1961.

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

Pulse 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
Burkina Faso kg 14.1 14.6 14.9 14.4 14.7
Dem. People's Republic of Korea kg 12.2 11.7 11.6 ... ... ... ...
Ethiopia kg 13.7 13.1 10.2 15.0 15.1
Haiti kg 9.95 10.6 10.7 8.42 9.43
Lesotho kg 10.3 9.80 10.4 ... ... ...
Malawi kg 11.1 11.1 10.6 11.0 10.9
Mali kg 11.7 14.2 18.4 11.1 11.1
Myanmar kg 11.1 10.8 10.2 8.97 8.99
Nepal kg 8.97 8.77 11.0 9.71 10.6
Nicaragua kg 20.2 19.5 19.6 ... ... ... ...
Niger kg 34.2 35.4 35.9 35.1 34.9
Nigeria kg 9.48 11.0 11.5 11.4 10.9
Sierra Leone kg 10.3 10.7 10.4 9.18 9.12
Sudan kg ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 9.75 10.6 11.0 10.2
United Arab Emirates kg 16.0 19.9 19.3 20.1 20.5