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Vegetable Consumption by Country 2024

Country
Consumption 2020
Croatia329.77
China323.74
Guyana237.65
Albania220.57
Bosnia and Herzegovina218.82
Laos212.98
Kazakhstan190.26
North Macedonia180.67
Uzbekistan173.79
Armenia170.44

Vegetables and other forms of fresh produce are critical parts of maintaining a healthy diet for all the world’s people. Eating as close to the doctor-recommended four or five daily servings as possible ensures a person gets enough dietary fiber and essential vitamins and minerals.

However, actual vegetable consumption varies drastically from one part of the world to another according to factors like the following.

Regional Diets

Croatia and China lead the global annual per capita consumption of vegetables by quite a bit with 329.77 kg and 323.74 kg respectively. As anyone familiar with the cuisine from either of these nations may be aware, vegetables figure heavily into traditional regional diets and commonly eaten cultural dishes.

In Croatia, annual vegetable consumption has even been on the rise. From 2019 to 2020, the average annual per capita consumption increased by an amazing 23.54 percent, highlighting the longstanding role agriculture has played in Croatia’s cultural history for centuries.

Accessibility

Countries on the lower end of the vegetable consumption spectrum – like Chad, Mozambique, and Ghana – typically consume a fraction of what top consumers do thanks to factors like accessibility issues.

For example, many poorer African nations deal with infrastructure-related limits that make it difficult for the average person to gain access to ample, adequate amounts of vegetable produce.

Economic Development

The economic climate in a country, region, or area typically demonstrates a strong connection to the average per capita consumption of vegetables, as well. The richer the nation, the more likely the people there are to make healthful, nutritious dietary choices – like incorporating more vegetables into their diets.

World populations that are comparatively resource-rich – like China, Croatia, or Guyana – often also have the national resources to invest in healthy diets. Conversely, poorer nations may not be capable of supplying the entire population with an adequate supply of vegetables.

Cultural Traditions

Cultural traditions tend to run deep and be quite resistant to change over the years, so they naturally affect factors like per capita vegetable consumption, as well.

For example, nations with cultural, spiritual, or religious traditions that encourage vegetarian or vegan diets (like Japan or Vietnam) may show a higher tendency to actively consume more vegetables and other produce than nations where the local culture dictates a diet high in meat or other animal products (such as Chile or El Salvador) . Actively identifying and addressing factors like the above is an important part of boosting worldwide public health moving forward.

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Country
Consumption 2020 (kg)
Consumption 2019 (kg)
Relative Change
Croatia329.77266.9423.54%
China323.74321.880.58%
Guyana237.65222.196.96%
Albania220.57217.391.46%
Bosnia and Herzegovina218.82215.291.64%
Laos212.98199.066.99%
Kazakhstan190.26176.587.75%
North Macedonia180.67175.542.92%
Uzbekistan173.79174.55-0.44%
Armenia170.44159.067.15%
Vietnam169.34166.461.73%
South Korea164.23160.422.38%
Tajikistan160.38155.023.46%
Tunisia150.78153.48-1.76%
Algeria144.54137.395.2%
Nepal133.07139.22-4.42%
Macau126.78196.13-35.36%
Mali126.11111.4513.15%
Hong Kong125.53113.8810.23%
Turkey118.45122.71-3.47%
North Korea117.37118.63-1.06%
Kyrgyzstan116.71116.570.12%
Senegal115.6488.2531.04%
Kuwait114.19115.7-1.31%
Belgium113.97116.28-1.99%
Oman104.9899.625.38%
Azerbaijan104.75110.33-5.06%
Ukraine103.06106.63-3.35%
Belarus100.38112.66-10.9%
Romania92.2693.3-1.11%
Taiwan88.49102.76-13.89%
Qatar88.1888.46-0.32%
Portugal87.8962.6840.22%
Israel87.6185.832.07%
Malta85.8295.48-10.12%
Slovenia84.8480.914.86%
Iran83.1764.6328.69%
Jamaica81.0284.33-3.93%
Greece80.6375.946.18%
Montenegro79.576.314.18%
Dominica79.3579.7-0.44%
Dominican Republic78.5173.546.76%
Latvia78.0568.713.61%
Libya76.882.83-7.28%
Japan76.7578.17-1.82%
New Zealand76.493-17.85%
Afghanistan74.5555.3934.59%
Denmark73.4175.33-2.55%
Grenada73.3687.17-15.84%
Bahamas73.3574.15-1.08%
Austria73.2775.84-3.39%
Switzerland73.2169.315.63%
Luxembourg71.1572.12-1.34%
Poland69.7473.64-5.3%
Bahrain69.6773.23-4.86%
Canada69.5370.77-1.75%
Fiji68.9753.528.92%
Germany68.4465.534.44%
Niger68.1959.0515.48%
Iraq66.4556.5117.59%
Netherlands65.867.86-3.04%
Hungary65.3666.61-1.88%
Egypt64.9963.392.52%
Norway64.0762.013.32%
Serbia63.9861.364.27%
France63.7564.72-1.5%
Turkmenistan63.5564.19-1%
Myanmar63.0262.990.05%
Sweden62.9561.372.57%
Russia62.8867-6.15%
Cuba62.4771.84-13.04%
Finland62.2462.36-0.19%
United Kingdom62.0557.857.26%
Estonia61.8663.31-2.29%
Lithuania61.3868.65-10.59%
Italy60.964.63-5.77%
Jordan60.3859.551.39%
India60.2961.96-2.7%
Ireland60.0761.25-1.93%
Seychelles58.5163.46-7.8%
Bhutan58.1448.4220.07%
El Salvador57.6458.1-0.79%
Lebanon57.3959.07-2.84%
Cameroon57.3558.56-2.07%
Australia57.2661.31-6.61%
New Caledonia56.8858.71-3.12%
Slovakia56.6151.859.18%
Papua New Guinea56.1557.13-1.72%
Cyprus55.5155.470.07%
Barbados54.5657.8-5.61%
Philippines54.4955.43-1.7%
Bulgaria53.2661.38-13.23%
Morocco52.9458.87-10.07%
Sierra Leone52.8942.3424.92%
Chile51.5349.234.67%
Mongolia50.8848.385.17%
Spain50.6846.359.34%
Iceland50.6359.57-15.01%
Sri Lanka48.2430.4558.42%
Kiribati46.7547.27-1.1%
Nigeria46.1547.26-2.35%
Vanuatu45.8147.38-3.31%
Burkina Faso45.7650.82-9.96%
South Sudan45.6945.79-0.22%
Kenya45.4842.846.16%
Malawi45.3742.357.13%
Peru45.3548.77-7.01%
Malaysia45.344.591.59%
Djibouti45.2147.36-4.54%
Suriname4546.76-3.76%
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines44.9254.54-17.64%
Moldova44.2855.37-20.03%
United Arab Emirates43.4445.76-5.07%
Botswana43.1841.045.21%
Mauritius40.5744.62-9.08%
Paraguay40.4136.5410.59%
Uruguay39.8339.261.45%
Guinea39.5840.59-2.49%
Guatemala39.337.35.36%
Saudi Arabia38.8241.25-5.89%
Maldives38.4659.95-35.85%
Argentina38.0837.860.58%
Mexico3839.24-3.16%
French Polynesia37.9538.13-0.47%
Rwanda37.9436.723.32%
Thailand37.4236.093.69%
Burundi37.1738.04-2.29%
Indonesia37.0435.982.95%
Cape Verde36.837.68-2.34%
Venezuela35.12336.42%
Trinidad and Tobago35.131.0613.01%
Cambodia34.2734.72-1.3%
Georgia33.0431.744.1%
Belize32.4631.841.95%
Micronesia30.8931.59-2.22%
Ivory Coast30.1933.51-9.91%
Tanzania29.5234.17-13.61%
Bangladesh29.2424.8917.48%
Colombia28.7929.82-3.45%
Benin27.9829.14-3.98%
Sudan27.1827.63-1.63%
Honduras26.2421.1524.07%
Mauritania25.0224.61.71%
Brazil24.9125.19-1.11%
Gabon23.8624.06-0.83%
Saint Lucia23.8635.63-33.03%
Bolivia23.8423.97-0.54%
Liberia23.7923.720.3%
Timor Leste23.4624.04-2.41%
Lesotho22.3221.663.05%
Uganda21.8721.790.37%
Angola19.8520.49-3.12%
South Africa19.4519.6-0.77%
Nicaragua18.5518.341.15%
Samoa18.2711.9752.63%
Ecuador18.1517.792.02%
Central African Republic18.1218.53-2.21%
Antigua and Barbuda17.9644.71-59.83%
Sao Tome and Principe17.5217.152.16%
Eswatini17.518.21-3.9%
Nauru17.3820.93-16.96%
Saint Kitts and Nevis16.7516.9-0.89%
Zambia16.6617.94-7.13%
Guinea Bissau16.1716.7-3.17%
Togo15.7915.95-1%
Pakistan14.3414.091.77%
Haiti13.5413.93-2.8%
Costa Rica13.3118.24-27.03%
Namibia13.1714.34-8.16%
Panama12.5810.6118.57%
Madagascar12.4813.32-6.31%
Zimbabwe12.1312.34-1.7%
Solomon Islands12.1112.67-4.42%
Yemen10.8210.661.5%
Gambia10.7911.53-6.42%
Ethiopia10.0710.6-5%
Comoros8.796.9726.11%
Ghana8.698.61.05%
Mozambique6.236.4-2.66%
DR Congo5.065.27-3.98%
Chad4.945.08-2.76%
Total64.2964.020.34%
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Which country eats the most vegetables?

Croatia and China are the two countries that consume the highest number of vegetables. Croatia consumes an average of 329.77 KG of vegetables and China consumes an average of 323.74 KG.

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