Which Country Consumes the Most Oats in the World?

Cereals February 09, 2018
Author: Sergey Avramenko
Head of Global Markets Research Team

Global oat consumption amounted to 23,035 thousand tonnes in 2015, picking up by +1.4% against the previous year level. Overall, the global oat consumption indicated a pronounced decline from 2007 to 2015. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticable fluctuations throughout the analyzed period. The total consumption volume decreased at an average annual rate of -1.4%. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2011, when the output figure increased by +15% from the previous year level. Over the period under review, the global oat consumption attained its maximum volume of 25,863 thousand tonnes in 2008. From 2009 to 2015, the total oat consumption growth failed to regain its strength.

Top Oats Consuming Countries in the World

1. Russia (5991K Tonnes)

2. Canada (3303K Tonnes)

3. Poland (1363K Tonnes)

4. Australia (1205K Tonnes)

5. Finland (1069K Tonnes)

Global Oats Consumption

In 2015, the countries with the highest consumption were Russia (5,991 thousand tonnes), Canada (3,303 thousand tonnes), Poland (1,363 thousand tonnes), together making up 44% of total consumption. They were followed by Australia with a 5% of global consumption share and Finland with a 4% share.

From 2007 to 2015, the most notable growth rates of oat consumption among the main consuming countries was attained by Russia (+1.3% per year), while the other global leaders experienced a decline in the consumption figures.

The highest levels of oat per capita consumption was registered in Finland (194.22 kg/year), followed by Canada (91.91 kg/year), Australia (50.28 kg/year), Russia (41.76 kg/year) and Poland (35.30 kg/year), while the average per capita consumption of oat was estimated at 14.90 kg/year in 2015.

In Russia, per capita oat consumption has grown modestly (+1.3% per year) in recent years. In 2015, Russia per capita consumption reached 194.22 kg/year as compared with 37.60 kg/year in 2007.

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