Sugar consumption per capita reached 30.0 kg in 2013 in South Africa, according to Faostat. This is 3.45 % more 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 25.9 kg in 2008. When compared to South Africa's main peers, sugar consumption per capita in Botswana amounted to 23.8 kg, 14.7 kg in Lesotho, 15.3 kg in Namibia and 20.4 kg in Swaziland in 2013.
South Africa has been ranked 54th within the group of 160 countries we follow in terms of sugar consumption per capita, 12 places above the position seen 10 years ago.
Sugar contains carbohydrates and as this name implies, is composed of carbon, hydrogen and oxygen.