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How much do Indians spend on food?

Last updated on: April 12, 2012 10:49 IST

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In 2011, the Chinese spent 14 per cent of GDP on groceries, according to IGD, a food and grocery research firm.

But how much did Indians spend on food and grocery?

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Courtesy, The Economist, IGD and IMF


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India

Spending per person: $324

Food and grocery markets (revenue): $300 billion

Global rank: 15

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France

Spending per person: $4,740

Food and grocery markets (revenue): $250 billion

Global rank: 1

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Australia

Spending per person: $4,488

Food and grocery markets (revenue): $150 billion

Global rank: 2

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The United Kingdom

Spending per person: $3,660

Food and grocery markets (revenue): $220 billion

Global rank: 3

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Canada

Spending per person: $3,217

Food and grocery markets (revenue): $140 billion

Global rank: 4

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Japan

Spending per person: $3,183

Food and grocery markets (revenue): $405 billion

Global rank: 5

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Italy

Spending per person: $2,988

Food and grocery markets (revenue): $180 billion

Global rank: 6

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The United States

Spending per person: $2,931

Food and grocery markets (revenue): $900 billion

Global rank: 7

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Spain

Spending per person: $2,918

Food and grocery markets (revenue): $160 billion

Global rank: 8

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Germany

Spending per person: $2,835

Food and grocery markets (revenue): $220 billion

Global rank: 9

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Russia

Spending per person: $2,229

Food and grocery markets (revenue): $320 billion

Global rank: 10

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Brazil

Spending per person: $1,743

Food and grocery markets (revenue): $330 billion

Global rank: 11

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Mexico

Spending per person: $1,081

Food and grocery markets (revenue): $200 billion

Global rank: 12

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China

Spending per person: $722

Food and grocery markets (revenue): $980 billion

Global rank: 13

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Indonesia

Spending per person: $667

Food and grocery markets (revenue): $170 billion

Global rank: 14


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