Sugar consumption per capita reached 18.5 kg in 2013 in South Korea, according to Faostat. This is the same as in the previous year.
Historically, sugar consumption per capita in South Korea reached an all time high of 19.5 kg in 2010 and an all time low of 1.50 kg in 1964. When compared to South Korea's main peers, sugar consumption per capita in China amounted to 6.00 kg, 4.10 kg in Dem. People's Republic of Korea, 15.0 kg in Japan and 8.80 kg in Vietnam in 2013.
South Korea has been ranked 102nd within the group of 160 countries we follow in terms of sugar consumption per capita, 3 places above the position seen 10 years ago.
Sugar contains carbohydrates and as this name implies, is composed of carbon, hydrogen and oxygen.