Total rice consumption worldwide from 2008/2009 to 2016/2017 (in 1,000 metric tons)*

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Consumption in thousand metric tons

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This statistic shows total rice consumption worldwide from 2008/2009 to 2016/2017 and provides a forecast for 2017/2018. In 2016/2017, some 475.64 million metric tons of rice were consumed worldwide. China was the leading rice consumer in that year with the consumption amounting to 146 million metric tons.
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Release date
May 2017
Survey time period
2008 to 2017
Supplementary notes
* All data are reported on a milled basis. Residual included.
Based on local marketing years.
** Forecast as of May 2017.
Data prior to 2012/2013 was taken from previous publications of the report.

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