Global sugar per capita consumption 2016, by country

In per capita terms, the United States consumes the most sugar of any country in the world, according to 2016 data. In that year, the average American consumer ate 126.4 grams of sugar. Germany took second place with 102.9 grams of sugar per capita that year.

Global Candy Consumption

Candy is one of the most universally beloved foods in the world; virtually every culture produces some form of confectionary. When it comes to chocolate, the Swiss consume the highest volume per capita of any country in the world. In 2017, the average Swiss consumer ate 8.8 kilograms of chocolate. Among consumers in the United States, chocolate seems to be the preferred type of confectionary. The per capita consumption of chocolate confectionary in the United States amounted to 4.5 kilograms in 2018, while per capita consumption of sugar confectionary stood at 3.1 kilograms in that year.

Leading Chocolate Candy Brands

In 2016, about sixty percent of the world’s chocolate candy market was controlled by six brands, with smaller brands making up the remaining forty percent. The six biggest chocolate companies in the world are Mars, Mondelez International, Nestlé, Ferrero, Hershey, and Lindt & Sprungli. Mars Wrigley alone made up a 14.4 percent share of the global chocolate candy market, making it the leading chocolate candy company in the world. Some of the company’s best-known candy brands are M&Ms, Snickers, and Milky Way.

Average per capita consumption of sugar as of 2016, by country

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March 2016



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