Daily calorie supply per capita by source - Products Datasets

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Daily calorie supply per capita by source

The indicator shows the total daily calorie supply per capita and the split into calories from animal products and vegetal products. It should not be confused with the per capita consumption of those products (calorie consumption) as calorie supply includes also losses through food distribution and mismanagement. The supply data are based on the food balance sheets (FBS) available at FAOSTAT. Data sources are primarily FAO questionnaires, national publications available in the ESS Library and Country visits by statisticians involving discussions with national experts. The food balance sheet shows the availability for human consumption for each food item i.e. each primary commodity, which corresponds to the sources of supply and its utilisation. The total quantity of all foodstuffs produced in a country added to the total quantity imported and adjusted to any change in stocks that may have occurred since the beginning of the reference period, gives the supply available during that period. Data on per capita food supplies are expressed in terms of quantity and by applying appropriate food composition factors for all primary and processed products. The data for this indicator can also be expressed in terms of its energy value. More information can be found in the FAO Handbook on Food Balance Sheets

Additional information

Code: t2020_rk100
Last update: 08/02/21
Oldest data: 2000
Most recent data: 2018
Number of values: 1710
Themes: General and regional statistics