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10 Countries with the Highest Bread Consumption per Capita in the World

If you love bread, then you will also love our article about the 10 countries with the highest bread consumption per capita in the world. 

Bread is the staple in billions of households worldwide. But, the question is which countries are absolutely crazy about bread? So, in essence, this is going to be a list of the top 10 bread consuming countries, and as you might guess all of these countries are going to be from Europe. When it comes to bread, Europe is in the lead by a significant margin as bread is a European staple. While we are on the subject of staple foods, don’t forget to check out 11 Countries that Consume the Most Potatoes and 8 Countries that Produce the Most Grain in the World. As the title of this article suggests, we went on a quest to find bread consumption per capita by country, and as expected the upper echelon was filled up by European countries like Greece and The Netherlands.

10 Countries with the Highest Bread Consumption per Capita in the World

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Bread is an essential food item, even where there is ample rice and other grains to lean towards, people just seem to enjoy bread, everywhere. Take China for example, of course, rice is the staple food in China, but people also eat a wide variety of bread there as well. World bread consumption statistics show that every country in the world consumes bread but in various degrees. Learning about the food habits of people around is very interesting, to say the least. When you are done learning about worldwide bread consumption, you should definitely check out 11 Countries that Consume the Most Pizza and 11 Countries That Consume the Most Pasta.

For our research, we had to go through copious amounts of data in order to find what we were looking for. Thankfully, there are reliable websites for gathering data on things like largest bread consumption per capita, like StatistaWorld Bank, and of course Google. After we accumulated enough data, we were able to move on to the ranking phase of the article.

For ranking, the methodology was pretty simple. We took note of quantity of bread consumed per person per year and then ranked the countries accordingly. The higher the consumption, the higher a country has been placed on our list. One thing to note here is that the data we found showed the consumption in kilograms which is the unit of measuring weight in the metric system. However, we converted it to pounds for better understanding. Also, the most up to date data we could find was for the year 2013, so our ranking is based on that data.

Without further ado, let’s get right into the list of 10 countries with the highest bread consumption per capita in the world.