Thursday, April 24, 2008

Protein Consumption Around The World

I was digging through the FAO's data files and saw some numbers I thought would look better on a chart than in a few columns on Excel.

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There are 172 countries included in this graph. I couldn't fit all their names on the x-axis but you can go to the Excel file to see the intake for a particular country. Protein intake ranges from 25 grams/person/day in the Democratic Republic of Congo to 136 g/p/d in Israel. (Israel?) The US consumed an average of 133 g/p/d. Intakes are for the years 2002-2004.

You can find the raw data at:
Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations, Food Security Statistics (Under Food Consumption / Nutrients).
Chart and image of chart: Homegrown.


Adam Wolf said...


Can't find this source data for this table. If you have it still, could you please e-mail me the data? Trying to find a relationship for malnutrition to dietary consumption.



Bix said...

Sure, go here: