SEOUL, March 23 (Korea Bizwire) — Korea’s noodle consumption is the highest in the world, according to a report by Bloomberg and Euro Monitor published on March 22. Koreans consumed an average of 9.7 kilograms of noodles per individual in 2014, excluding pasta.
Japan ranked second on the list with an average consumption of 9.4 kilograms of noodles last year, while Indonesians and Chinese consumed 5.8 kilograms and 5.0 kilograms respectively. Vietnam and Hong Kong were also mentioned on the list. The first 10 countries on the list were all Asian. Asia accounts for 85 percent of noodles consumed worldwide.
The use of meal replacement products is also on the rise, as Koreans consumed an average of 0.25 kilograms of goods such as protein bars and soup, which is an increase of 15.1 percent from the figure in 2013. Korea is the fifth largest consumer of such foods following the U.S., Canada, Norway and Hong Kong.
Koreans also ranked high in dried foods consumption, with an average individual consuming 42.3 kilograms in 2014, placing Korea fourth after the Dominican Republic, Hong Kong and Costa Rica.
By J. W. Choi (firstname.lastname@example.org)