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2nd Revision

Introduction

 
Data - Diet Change
Domestic Cereal Supply: Food, Feed, Waste
T_Food_1.gif (9309 bytes) This table was complied from information available at FAO's Supply Utilization Accounts (SUAs). It shows for selected countries, which percentage of the total domestic cereal supply was used for direct human consumption, feeding animals, or was wasted.
In China 72 percent of all cereals available in the country where used for direct human consumption; over 18 percent were fed to animals. More than 5 percent were wasted.
These data clearly indicate that in China much more crops are used for livestock production (especially pigs) than, for instance, in India, where less than 1 percent of the domestic cereal supply was used for that purpose.

The data also show that developed countries usually spend a much higher percentage of the domestic cereal supply for livestock production than China. Despite the fact that vegetarian diet is still popular in Japan, this country spends more than 44 percent of its cereal supply for livestock production  - more than twice as much as China.
Countries, such as Germany, Austria or the United States of America spend between some 60 and 70 percent of the domestic cereal supply for feeding livestock.
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Revision 2.0 (First revision published in 1999)  - Copyright 2011 by Gerhard K. Heilig. All rights reserved. (First revision: Copyright 1999 by IIASA.)