ČSÚ: Czechs eat less meat, drink more alcohol

Beer consumption rose to 148.6 liters per person. Photo: Jan Macuch
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Alcohol consumption reached 175 liters per person, but liquor dropped

Prague, Dec 5 (ČTK)—Food consumption in the Czech Republic, particularly consumption of bread, beef, fruit, vegetables and potatoes, decreased last year, the Czech Statistical Office (ČSÚ) said at a press conference today. Increase in consumption was registered mainly in the categories of pasta, fish, cheese, chocolate, beer and wine.

Food consumption was affected by higher prices, lower domestic production of meat, fruit and vegetables and lower imports of some food products, the ČSÚ said.

Bread consumption has a decreasing tendency. Last year it reached 41.3 kg per capita and was 1.1 kg lower against 2011.

Consumption of long-life bakery products and wheat bakery products fell by 2.2 kg and 0.3 kg per capita, respectively.

Consumption of pasta, on the other hand, increased by 0.4 to 7.1 kg. Flour consumption decreased by more than 5 kg. Meat consumption decreased by 1.2 kg. Beef consumption last year dropped to 8.1 kg, while poultry consumption rose by 0.7 kg.

The most frequently consumed kind of meat in the Czech Republic its pork. In 2012 its consumption reached 41.3 kg per capita, making p more than 50 percent of total meat consumption.

Second came poultry, accounting for about one third of total meat consumption.

Fish consumption increased slightly to 5.7 kg per capita.

The Czech Republic's self-sufficiency in pork consumption was 52.9 percent last year, compared with more than 92 percent in 2004.

Self-sufficiency in poultry reached 68.8 percent against 88.3 percent in 2004.

Alcohol consumption last year grew by 6.4 liters to 175.2 liters per capita. Beer consumption grew most, by 6.1 to 148.6 liters per capita a year. Wine consumption rose by 0.4 liters to 19.8 liters per capita. Hard drink consumption, on the other hand, fell by 0.2 to 6.7 liters per capita.

In the total volume of alcohol consumption, beer made up 85 percent, wine 11 percent and hard drinks 4 percent.

Milk and cheese production increased, while egg consumption fell. Increase was also registered in yoghurts, buttermilk and other dairy products. Egg consumption dropped by 9 pieces to 245 pieces per capita a year.

Lower consumption of fruit and vegetables was influenced by lower domestic harvest and lower imports.

Fruit consumption decreased by almost 5 kg to 74.6 kg per capita. The biggest fall was seen in consumption of apples and peaches.

The fall of vegetable consumption was particularly notable last year. An average Czech ate 77.8 kg of vegetables, 7.6 kg fewer than in 2011. A particular decrease was registered in the consumption of onions, tomatoes, cucumbers and cabbage, while a slight rise was seen in the consumption of garlic, spinach and pulses.

According to the ČSÚ, a positive trend is the fall of sugar consumption by 4.1 kg per capita a year. Chocolate and sweets production, however, increased.

Consumption of non-alcoholic drinks fell by 9 liters to 278.1 liters per capita.

 

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