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Title
Title:
Average Total Calorie Supply - per Capita
SubTitle:
Subregional level
Filename:  
sreg_supply_calories_total
 
 
 
General Description
Abstract:
Food balance sheets cover food production, available supply, feed and manufacture, and per capita food supplies available for consumption in quantity, caloric value, and protein and fat content. Food supply and utilization data are reported in thousand metric tons or metric tons and per capita food supply are given in kilograms per year, grams per day, the caloric value in numbers of kilocalories per day, and the protein and fat contents in grams per day. Food balance sheets for individual countries provide the most recent three-year average for domestic supply (as production, imports, stock changes, exports, processed trade, and total supply), domestic utilization (as feed, seed, food manufacture, other uses, waste, and food), and per capita utilization (per year and per day) of major food groups with breakdown, where significant, for specific food commodities. Major food groups include the following: total vegetable products; total animal products; cereals (excluding beer); starchy roots; sweeteners; pulses; tree nuts; oilcrops; vegetables; fruit (excluding wine); stimulants; spices; alcoholic beverages; meat; milk (excluding butter); eggs; fish and seafood; vegetable oils; animal fats; and, miscellaneous. Food balance sheets and per capita food supply are provided for 175 countries. Food balance sheets are based on individual series of Supply/Utilization Accounts (SUAs) which are prepared on a calendar-year basis and updated annually. Food balance sheets cover a three-year-average period with a five-year interval between volumes. Data are currently available through 1995. FAO published the first food balance sheets in 1949 for 41 countries, covering the period 1934-38 and 1947/48. A year later, it published a supplement giving 1949/50 data for 36 countries. Annual supplements were prepared until 1957 when FAO decided to publish three-year average food balance sheets with a five-year interval between volumes. The number of countries covered in the early annual and initial three-year reports was between 29 and 41 countries. In 1977, beginning with the 1972-74 average food balance sheets and with the aid of the Interlinked Computerized Storage and Processing System of Food and Agricultural Commodity Data (ICS), FAO was able to provide coverage for at least 145 countries, all continents, summaries for economic classes and regions, and the world. By the 1979-81 issue, FAO had produced a standardized format which it continues to use. FAO uses both official and unofficial data available in the Statistics Division and other units concerned in FAO. Missing data are estimated on the basis of surveys and other information as well as technical expertise available in FAO. Comments on previously prepared food balance sheets and suggestions for their improvement received from countries are taken into account in preparing new series. Standardized formats for food balance sheets provide consistency within and among volumes. Data evaluation and consistency checks are undertaken. External consistency checks are based on supplemental information, such as the results of surveys conducted in various parts of the world and relevant technical, nutritional, and economic expertise. Accuracy depends on the reliability of the underlying basic data on population, supply and utilization of foods, and nutritive value of foods. This varies between countries. Estimates and/or adjustments are made to remedy gaps and inconsistencies in underlying data, particularly for developing countries. There are also many gaps in data on food utilization for non-food purposes, such as feed, seed and manufacture, as well as those for farm, commercial, and even government stocks. In most cases, assumptions for food waste are based on expert opinion because there is little survey data and, when available, they are subject to significant margins of error.
Purpose:
Food balance sheets prepared by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) document country-level sources and utilization of primary food commodity groups and processed commodity groups potentially available for human consumption. Time series show trends in the overall national food supply. Food balance sheets are the main source of data used in FAO's assessment and appraisal of the world food situation.
Units:
Kilocalories
GEO Theme:
Land
GEO Data Category:   
Food Supply and Caloric Intake
Type:
Data downloads
Subtype:
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Language:
English
Status:
Complete
Maintenance:
Annually
 
 
 
Keywords
GEMET Theme:
Food, drinking water
Free Keywords:
Food, calorie supply, average, capita, regional level
 
 
 
Online Reference
URL:
http://apps.fao.org
File Format:
Excel spreadsheet
 
 
 
Spatial Reference
Coverage:
World
Coordinates:
 
North
90
 
West -180
 
180 East
 
-90
South
 
Region:
World
Subregion:
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Resolution:
Subregion
 
 
 
Temporal Reference
Covered Time:
1961-1997
 
 
 
Responsability
Person:
Jaap Van Woerden
Organization:
UNEP/DEWA/GRID-Geneva
Address:
11, chemin des Anemones
 
 
Postal Code:
1219
City:
Chatelaine
State:
Geneva
Country:
Switzerland
Phone:
+41 22 917 82 94
Fax:
+41 22 917 80 29
Email:
geo@grid.unep.ch
 
 
Publisher:
UNEP/GRID
Publ. Place:
Geneva
 
 
Publ. Year:
2001
Data Source:
FAOSTAT
Data Provider:
FAO
Copyright:
UNEP/GRID
User Constr.:
Public
 
 
 
Metadata Information
Person:
Gregory Giuliani
Organization:
UNEP/DEWA/GRID-Geneva
Address:
11, Chemin des Anemones
 
 
Postal Code:
1219
City:
Chatelaine
State:
Geneva
Country:
Switzerland
Phone:
+41 22 917 82 94
Fax:
+41 22 917 80 29
Email:
geo@grid.unep.ch
 
 
Date:
20020110
 
 
 
 
 
GIS Data Info
Projection:
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Min. Scale:
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Max. Scale
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Data Resol.:
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Data Format:
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Statistics Data Info
Aggregation method
Mehtod:
Weighted average
Weight factor:
Total Population
Comments:
The data is only aggregated if at least 75 % of the observations are available (i.e. % of population or % of area or % of countries) on an annual basis. The value "-9999" corresponds to "No Data".
 
Interpolations/Extrapolations
Interpolations:
None
Extrapolations:
None
Method:
Other
Comments:
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Calculated pre 1991-1992 relative country share
Former USSR:
Aggregations only
Former Yugoslavia SFR:
Aggregations only
Former Czechoslovakia:
Aggregations only
Former Ethiopia:
None
Comments:
Preľ1991 relative shares of the 15 republics of the former USSR calculated based on data available after 1991 Preľ1992 relative shares of the Czech Republic and Slovakia of the former Czechoslovakia calculated based on data available after 1992 Preľ1991 relative shares of the 5 republics of the former Yugoslavia SFR calculated based on data available after 1991 The calculated values relate to the regional/subregional and global aggregations only.
 
General comments
Country notes:
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Definitions:
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Comments:
The data here give estimates of total per capita calorie supplies from all food. These values were arrived by applying appropriate factors for all primary and processed products. Per capita supplies are derived from the total food calorie supplies available for human consumption by dividing the quantity of calories by the total population actually partaking of the food supplies. Nationals living abroad during the reference period are excluded, but foreigners living in the country are included. Adjustments are made wherever possible for part-time presence or absence, such as temporary migrants, tourists and refugees. Per capita supply figures represent only the average supply available for the population as a whole and do not necessarily indicate what is actually consumed by individuals. Even if they are taken as approximations of per capita consumption, it is important to bear in mind that there could be considerable variation in consumption between individuals. In almost all cases, the population figures used are the mid-year estimates published by the United Nations Population Division. Calorie supplies are reported in kilocalories (1 calorie = 4.19 kilojoules). Copyright c 2001 (Aggregations) United Nations Environment Programme/DEWA/GRID-Geneva. Data aggregation made by Andrea DeBono and Ola Nordbeck (UNEP/DEWA/GRID-Geneva).