Sushi Industry Statistics

Sushi Restaurant StatisticsNumber
Number of sushi restaurants outside of Japan (estimate)16,000
Number of sushi restaurants in Japan (estimate)45,000
Number of sushi restaurants in the US3,946
US Sushi Industry StatisticsData
Total annual sushi industry revenue (U.S.)$2,250,000,000
Annual revenue growth from 2010-20141.2 %
Number of people employed by the sushi industry20,674
Increase in U.S. sushi consumption from 2010-201428 %
Average Nutrition in Standard Nigiri Sushi RollNutrition
Calories350 calories
Protein10 gram
Carbohydrates40 grams
Unsaturated fat3 grams
Sodium0.5 grams

Sushi is a Japanese food consisting of cooked vinegared rice combined with other ingredients seafood, vegetables and sometimes tropical fruits. Ingredients and forms of sushi presentation vary widely, but the ingredient which all sushi have in common is rice (also referred to as shari or sumeshi. Sushi can be prepared with either brown or white rice. Sushi is often prepared with raw seafood, but some common varieties of sushi use cooked ingredients. Raw fish sliced and served without rice is called "sashimi".

Statistic Verification
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, Sushi Encyclopedia, Asia-Pacific Journal
Research Date: August 1st, 2015

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