Per capita consumption of mushrooms in Germany 2005/06-2017/18

Per capita consumption of mushrooms has generally remained stable in Germany, amounting to 1.9 kilograms in 2017/18. Overall vegetable consumption per person amounted to 103.2 kilos in the same year. Mushroom picking is a popular pastime and there are many regions in the country that are well-known among fans, for example around Hamburg and Berlin, as well as Bavaria and Thuringia. .

Vegetable consumption

In terms of vegetables consumed in Germany, mushrooms were somewhere in the middle on the list, while the top three were tomatoes (which are technically not a 100 percent vegetable, but they are called Fruchtgemüse in German – literal translation being “fruit vegetable”), carrots or beetroots and onions. In total, mushroom consumption in Germany has increased slightly, with 161 thousand tons consumed in 2017/2018.

Poland top mushroom exporter

Germany is not, however, the leading mushroom exporter worldwide. That title belongs to Poland, followed by Canada and Ireland. Globally, total production of mushrooms and truffles amounted to over 10.24 million metric tons.

Per capita consumption of mushrooms in Germany from 2005/06 to 2017/18*

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Source

Release date

April 2019

Region

Germany

Survey time period

2005/06 bis 2017/18*

Supplementary notes

* Preliminary figure.
Considered was food consumption (fresh and processed, incl. animal feed and non-used quantities).
Prior-year figures have been taken from previous publications of the source.

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