Which Country Consumes the Most Roots And Tubers in the World?

Plant Propagation February 09, 2018
Author: Anna Sergeeva
Market Analyst

Global roots and tubers consumption amounted to 865,601 thousand tonnes in 2015, picking up by +2.4% against the previous year level. Overall, the global roots and tubers 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 +2.3%. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2011, when the output figure increased by +7% from the previous year level. Over the period under review, the global roots and tubers consumption reached its maximum volume in 2015, and is likely to continue its growth in the immediate term.

Top Roots And Tubers Consuming Countries in the World

1. Ethiopia (5373K Tonnes)

2. Democratic Republic of the Congo (849K Tonnes)

3. Indonesia (449K Tonnes)

4. Pakistan (445K Tonnes)

5. Namibia (365K Tonnes)

Global Roots And Tubers Consumption

With nearly 5,373 thousand tonnes, Ethiopia became the world’s leading roots and tubers consuming country, making up 54% of global consumption. The other major consumers were Democratic Republic of the Congo (849 thousand tonnes) and Indonesia (449 thousand tonnes), with a share of 9% and 5%, respectively. Moreover, roots and tubers consumption in Ethiopia surpassed the figures recorded by Democratic Republic of the Congo sixfold. They were followed by Pakistan with a 4% of global consumption share and Namibia with a 4% share.

From 2007 to 2015, an average annual growth rate of roots and tubers consumption in Ethiopia stood at +1.0%. The remaining consuming countries recorded the following average annual growth rates: Democratic Republic of the Congo (+2.8% per year) and Indonesia (+2.2% per year).

The highest levels of roots and tubers per capita consumption was registered in Namibia (148.41 kg/year), followed by Ethiopia (54.06 kg/year), Democratic Republic of the Congo (10.99 kg/year), Pakistan (2.36 kg/year) and Indonesia (1.74 kg/year), while the average per capita consumption of roots and tubers was estimated at 7.25 kg/year in 2015.

In Indonesia, per capita roots and tubers consumption has grown modestly (+0.8% per year) in recent years. In 2015, Indonesia per capita consumption reached 148.41 kg/year as compared with 1.63 kg/year in 2007.

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Source: World: Roots And Tubers - Market Report. Analysis And Forecast To 2025