Rice consumption per capita reached 120 kg in 2017 in South Korea, according to Faostat. This is 2.71 % less than in the previous year.
Historically, rice consumption per capita in South Korea reached an all time high of 144 kg in 1978 and an all time low of 75.8 kg in 2005. When compared to South Korea's main peers, rice consumption per capita in China amounted to 126 kg, 111 kg in Dem. People's Republic of Korea, 82.1 kg in Japan and 218 kg in Vietnam in 2017.
South Korea has been ranked 19th within the group of 155 countries we follow in terms of rice consumption per capita, 2 places behind the position seen 10 years ago.