Which Country Consumes the Most Sorghum in the World?

Cereals February 09, 2018
Author: Anna Sergeeva
Market Analyst

Global sorghum consumption amounted to 66,367 thousand tonnes in 2015, declining by -4.0% against the previous year level. Overall, the global sorghum consumption indicated a moderate growth from 2007 to 2015. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticable fluctuations throughout the analyzed period. The total consumption volume increased at an average annual rate of +0.8%. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2014, when the output figure increased by +12% from the previous year level. In that year, the global sorghum consumption attained its maximum volume of 69,146 thousand tonnes, falling back in the following year.

Top Sorghum Consuming Countries in the World

1. China (13800K Tonnes)

2. United States of America (13763K Tonnes)

3. Mexico (8883K Tonnes)

4. Sudan (8383K Tonnes)

5. Nigeria (6863K Tonnes)

Global Sorghum Consumption

In 2015, the countries with the highest consumption were China (13,800 thousand tonnes), the United States (13,763 thousand tonnes), Mexico (8,883 thousand tonnes), together making up 45% of total consumption. They were followed by Sudan with a 10% of global consumption share and Nigeria with a 9% share.

From 2007 to 2015, the most notable growth rates of sorghum consumption among the main consuming countries was attained by China (+30.0% per year), while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

The highest levels of sorghum per capita consumption was registered in Mexico (69.93 kg/year), followed by the United States (42.77 kg/year), Nigeria (37.67 kg/year), China (9.81 kg/year) and Sudan (0.00 kg/year), while the average per capita consumption of sorghum was estimated at 7.77 kg/year in 2015.

In China, per capita sorghum consumption has grown noticably (+29.3% per year) in recent years. In 2015, China per capita consumption reached 69.93 kg/year as compared with 1.26 kg/year in 2007.

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