Who's the Major Spice Eater?

Spice Consumption Per Capita (kg), 2013
Food & Drink | February 22, 2018
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Based on a comparison of 132 countries in 2013, Bosnia and Herzegovina ranked the highest in spice consumption per capita with 6.94 kg followed by Thailand and Jamaica. On the other end of the scale was Angola with 0.010 kg, Haiti with 0.020 kg and Mozambique with 0.030 kg.

Average spice consumption per capita reached 1.20 kg in 2013 in the World according to Faostat. This is 2.5 % more than in the previous year and 15.8 % more than 10 years ago.

Historically, average spice consumption per capita reached an all time high of 1.27 kg in 2011 and an all time low of 0.500 kg in 1965. The average annual growth amounted to 1.62 % since 1961.

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

Spice 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 3.06 2.81 2.83 2.72 3.15
Benin kg 2.86 2.91 2.94 6.22 6.24
Bosnia and Herzegovina kg 7.29 6.76 6.94 8.13 8.20
China kg 3.74 3.64 3.62 0.429 0.329
Ghana kg 3.59 3.78 3.71 3.89 3.92
Jamaica kg 5.45 4.85 4.93 5.94 5.57
Malaysia kg 4.69 4.56 4.59 5.06 4.59
Maldives kg ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 3.01 3.07 3.05 4.90 4.78
Nepal kg 4.81 4.64 4.67 5.01 4.99
Oman kg 3.52 3.30 3.29 3.53 3.33
Peru kg 4.07 4.05 4.04 0.226 0.223
Saudi Arabia kg 3.28 2.37 2.84 3.22 3.11
Sri Lanka kg 5.21 4.84 4.90 5.58 5.10
Thailand kg 4.88 5.02 5.03 7.44 8.00
United Arab Emirates kg 3.59 3.11 3.06 4.52 3.71