Who's the Major Rice Eater?

Rice Consumption Per Capita (kg), 2017
Food & Drink | March 9, 2020
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Based on a comparison of 154 countries in 2017, Laos ranked the highest in rice consumption per capita with 271 kg followed by Bangladesh and Cambodia. On the other end of the scale was Serbia with 0.997 kg, Tunisia with 1.21 kg and Poland with 1.61 kg.

Average rice consumption per capita reached 79.7 kg in 2017 in the World according to Faostat. This is 0.259 % more than in the previous year and 33.3 % more than 10 years ago.

Historically, average rice consumption per capita reached an all time high of 79.7 kg in 2017 and an all time low of 38.8 kg in 1961. The average annual growth amounted to 1.29 % since 1961.

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

Rice 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
Bangladesh kg 173 172 172 258 257
Cambodia kg 159 158 159 241 240
China kg 80.0 78.4 78.2 126 127
Guinea kg 96.1 96.0 97.1 144 139
Guinea Bissau kg 94.6 98.0 98.1 124 123
Indonesia kg 133 134 135 207 212
Laos kg 162 158 159 250 259
Madagascar kg 103 103 103 152 150
Myanmar kg 125 130 133 189 186
Nepal kg 86.7 88.1 87.8 131 131
Philippines kg 119 121 119 175 171
Sierra Leone kg 98.8 102 103 188 183
Sri Lanka kg 109 108 110 169 163
Thailand kg 112 115 115 180 177
Vietnam kg 145 142 145 215 217