Sugar consumption

Fun fact! Use of added sugar (from cane and beets) peaked in 1972 at 102 pounds per person for the year. Read more!

Use of added sugar (from cane and beets) peaked in 1972 at 102 pounds per person for the year, eventually declining to a low of 60 pounds per person in 1986. In 2020, Americans consumed 69.0 pounds of refined sugar per person per year.

Source: https://www.agmrc.org/commodities-products/grains-oilseeds/sugarcane-profile