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Sugar & sweeteners consumption

(g per person per day)

The United States of America is the top country by sugar & sweeteners consumption in the world. As of 2007, sugar & sweeteners consumption in the United States of America was 188 g per person per day that accounts for 1.35 % of the world's sugar & sweeteners consumption. The top 5 countries (others are Switzerland, Barbados, Trinidad and Tobago, and Costa Rica) account for 6.00 % of it. The world's total sugar & sweeteners consumption was estimated at 13,940 g per person per day in 2007.

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What is sugar & sweeteners consumption?

i) The food consumption refers to the amount of food available for human consumption as estimated by the FAO Food Balance Sheets. However the actual food consumption may be lower than the quantity shown as food availability depending on the magnitude of wastage and losses of food in the household, e.g. during storage, in preparation and cooking, as plate-waste or quantities fed to domestic animals and pets, thrown or given away. ii) Food consumption per person is the amount of food, in terms of quantity, for each individual in the total population. Figures are shown for food groups. iii)This includes the quantity of each commodity and it's derived products, available for human consumption, during the reference period. Food from milk relates to the quantity of milk, as well as to the fresh milk equivalent of dairy products, except butter.