Sugar consumption per capita reached 31.8 kg in 2013 in European Union, according to Faostat. This is the same as in the previous year.
Historically, sugar consumption per capita in European Union reached an all time high of 36.4 kg in 1973 and an all time low of 29.1 kg in 1962. When compared to European Union's main peers, sugar consumption per capita in China amounted to 6.00 kg, 15.0 kg in Japan, 41.4 kg in Russia and 27.4 kg in USA in 2013.
European Union has been ranked 49th within the group of 160 countries we follow in terms of sugar consumption per capita, 8 places behind the position seen 10 years ago.
Sugar contains carbohydrates and as this name implies, is composed of carbon, hydrogen and oxygen.