Global Seafood Consumption

How much seafood do people around the world consume?

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Map of the global seafood consumption.

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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.

We can see that seafood consumption is the highest in Asia, Europe and small island nations.

The biggest seafood consumers per capita in the world is Iceland, where people consume an average of 91 kg of seafood per capita per year. The Maldives follows with 85 kg of seafood. Third is Kiribati with 74 kg of seafood per capita. All of them are island nations that don’t have the space or conditions to grow much food.

Not surprisingly, the lowest seafood consumption can be found in landlocked countries: Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Ethiopia and Mongolia all consume less than 1 kg of seafood per capita per year. The number 5, Sudan, is an interesting outlier. As it actually isn’t landlocked, but borders the Red Sea.

The data comes from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.

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