Which Country Consumes the Most Rye in the World?

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

Global rye consumption amounted to 14,991 thousand tonnes in 2015, falling by -1.7% against the previous year level. Overall, the global rye consumption indicated a moderate 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 -0.2%. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2008, when the output figure increased by +19% from the previous year level. Over the period under review, the global rye consumption attained its maximum volume of 18,280 thousand tonnes in 2009. From 2010 to 2015, the total rye consumption growth failed to regain its strength.

Top Rye Consuming Countries in the World

1. Germany (4117K Tonnes)

2. Russia (4073K Tonnes)

3. Poland (2918K Tonnes)

4. Denmark (823K Tonnes)

5. Belarus (651K Tonnes)

Global Rye Consumption

In 2015, the countries with the highest consumption were Germany (4,117 thousand tonnes), Russia (4,073 thousand tonnes), Poland (2,918 thousand tonnes), together making up 69% of total consumption. They were followed by Denmark with a 5% of global consumption share and Belarus with a 4% share.

From 2007 to 2015, the most notable growth rates of rye consumption among the main consuming countries was attained by Germany (+5.4% per year), while the other global leaders experienced mixed trends in the consumption figures.

The highest levels of rye per capita consumption was registered in Denmark (145.19 kg/year), followed by Poland (75.57 kg/year), Belarus (68.52 kg/year), Germany (51.02 kg/year) and Russia (28.39 kg/year), while the average per capita consumption of rye was estimated at 9.95 kg/year in 2015.

In Denmark, per capita rye consumption has grown noticably (+24.8% per year) in recent years. In 2015, Denmark per capita consumption reached 145.19 kg/year as compared with 24.75 kg/year in 2007.

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