How much seafood do people in South America consume?
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On this map, we can see the amount of seafood people consume in each country. It is calculated in kilograms per person per year.
South American don’t eat as much seafood as a lot of countries in for example Europe or Asia. Despite most people in South America living close to the ocean.
The biggest seafood consumers per capita in South America are Guyana and Peru, where people consume an average of 25 kg of seafood per capita per year. Suriname follows with 17 kg of seafood.
Not surprisingly, the lowest seafood consumption can be found in South America’s two landlocked countries: Bolivia (3 kg) and Paraguay (4 kg).
The data comes from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.