Which Country Consumes the Most Sugar Beet in the World?

Vegetables And Melons February 09, 2018
Author: Anna Sergeeva
Market Analyst

Global sugar beet consumption amounted to 279,592 thousand tonnes in 2015, coming up by +3.7% against the previous year level. Overall, the global sugar beet consumption indicated a pronounced 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 +1.6%. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2011, when the output figure increased by +22% from the previous year level. Over the period under review, the global sugar beet consumption reached its maximum volume in 2015, and is likely to continue its growth in the immediate term.

Top Sugar Beet Consuming Countries in the World

1. France (39211K Tonnes)

2. Germany (28816K Tonnes)

3. Russia (27754K Tonnes)

4. United States of America (26454K Tonnes)

5. Turkey (17820K Tonnes)

Global Sugar Beet Consumption

In 2015, the countries with the highest consumption were France (39,211 thousand tonnes), Germany (28,816 thousand tonnes), Russia (27,754 thousand tonnes), together mixed up 36% of total consumption. They were followed by the United States with a 10% of global consumption share and Turkey with a 7% share.

From 2007 to 2015, the most notable growth rates of sugar beet consumption among the main consuming countries was attained by France (+2.1% per year), while the other global leaders experienced mixed trends in the consumption figures.

Per capita sugar beet in France was estimated at 608.91 kg/year, much higher than the global average of 134.69 kg/year. France was the leading country in terms of per capita consumption, among the main consumers of sugar beet, followed by Germany (357.12 kg/year), Turkey (226.53 kg/year), Russia (193.46 kg/year) and the United States (82.21 kg/year).

In Turkey, per capita sugar beet consumption has grown noticably (+3.0% per year) in recent years. In 2015, Turkey per capita consumption reached 608.91 kg/year as compared with 178.59 kg/year in 2007.

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