Rice consumption per capita reached 24.6 kg in 2017 in South Africa, according to Faostat. This is 1.43 % more than in the previous year.
Historically, rice consumption per capita in South Africa reached an all time high of 25.1 kg in 2014 and an all time low of 2.48 kg in 1962. When compared to South Africa's main peers, rice consumption per capita in Botswana amounted to 12.7 kg, 3.83 kg in Lesotho, 7.91 kg in Namibia and 43.6 kg in Swaziland in 2017.
South Africa has been ranked 67th within the group of 155 countries we follow in terms of rice consumption per capita, 8 places above the position seen 10 years ago.