Sugar consumption per capita reached 25.3 kg in 2013 in Sri Lanka, according to Faostat. This is 2.43 % more than in the previous year.
Historically, sugar consumption per capita in Sri Lanka reached an all time high of 29.2 kg in 2008 and an all time low of 4.20 kg in 1975. When compared to Sri Lanka's main peers, sugar consumption per capita in India amounted to 17.8 kg, 38.8 kg in Malaysia, 31.4 kg in Maldives and 0.300 kg in Myanmar in 2013.
Sri Lanka has been ranked 73rd within the group of 160 countries we follow in terms of sugar consumption per capita, 6 places above the position seen 10 years ago.
Sugar contains carbohydrates and as this name implies, is composed of carbon, hydrogen and oxygen.