Sugar consumption per capita reached 30.5 kg in 2018 in South Africa, according to Faostat. This is 0.684 % less than in the previous year.
Historically, sugar consumption per capita in South Africa reached an all time high of 42.7 kg in 1975 and an all time low of kg in. When compared to South Africa's main peers, sugar consumption per capita in Botswana amounted to 27.4 kg, 10.6 kg in Lesotho, 23.7 kg in Namibia and 20.0 kg in Swaziland in 2018.
South Africa has been ranked 55th within the group of 156 countries we follow in terms of sugar consumption per capita, 18 places above the position seen 10 years ago.
Sugar contains carbohydrates and as this name implies, is composed of carbon, hydrogen and oxygen.