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Per Capita Consumption of Principal Foods1

(in pounds unless otherwise noted)

Food 1990 1995 2000 2002 2004 2005
Red meats2,3,4 112.2 113.6 113.7 114.0 112.0 110.0
 Beef 63.9 63.5 64.5 64.5 62.9 62.4
 Veal 0.9 0.8 0.5 0.5 0.4 0.4
 Lamb 1.0 0.9 0.8 0.9 0.8 0.8
 Pork 46.4 48.4 47.8 48.2 47.8 46.5
Poultry2,3,4 56.2 62.1 67.9 70.7 72.7 73.6
 Chicken 42.4 48.2 54.2 56.8 59.2 60.4
 Turkey 13.8 13.9 13.7 14.0 13.4 13.1
Fish and shellfish 14.9 14.8 15.2 15.6 16.5 16.1
Eggs4, 5 234.1 232.3 251.0 254.6 256.1 32.7
Cheese 24.6 26.9 29.8 30.5 31.3 31.4
Beverage milks 221.5 206.3 193.8 188.8 183.1 181.0
All dairy products, milk equivalent, milkfat basis6 568.0 576.2 592.2 585.4 591.8 600.5
Fats and oils 65.3 66.9 84.7 90.8 89.4 85.5
 Butter and margarine (product weight) 15.3 13.5 12.0 10.9 9.9 8.5
 Shortening 22.2 22.2 31.6 33.3 32.6 29.1
 Lard and beef tallow 1.5 2.9 4.8 4.7 4.7 5.3
 Salad and cooking oils 25.2 26.5 34.8 40.3 40.8 42.7
Fruits and vegetables 660.2 692.5 711.7 685.4 694.3 688.6
 Fruit 274.2 284.8 288.7 273.7 271.4 273.2
 Vegetables 386.0 407.6 423.0 411.8 422.8 415.4
Peanuts 6.1 5.7 5.9 5.9 6.7 6.6
Tree nuts 2.45 1.94 2.57 3.24 3.62 2.7
Flour and cereal products7 181.0 188.7 199.2 191.7 191.5 192.3
 Wheat flour 135.9 140.0 146.3 136.8 134.3 134.1
 Rice (milled basis) 15.8 17.1 18.9 19.5 20.4 21.0
Caloric sweeteners8 132.4 144.1 148.8 146.1 141.0 141.6
Coffee (green bean equiv.) 10.3 7.9 10.3 9.2 9.6 9.5
Cocoa (chocolate liquor equiv.) 4.3 3.6 4.7 3.9 4.8 5.2
1. In pounds, retail weight unless otherwise stated. Consumption normally represents total supply minus exports, nonfood use, and ending stocks. Calendar-year data, except fresh citrus fruits, peanuts, tree nuts, and rice, which are on crop-year basis.
2. Totals may not add up due to rounding.
3. Boneless, trimmed weight. Chicken series revised to exclude amount of ready-to-cook chicken going to pet food as well as some water leakage that occurs when chicken is cut up before packaging.
4. Excludes shipments to the U.S. territories.
5. Number per capita.
6. Includes condensed and evaporated milk and dry milk products.
7. Includes rye, corn, oats, and barley products. Excludes quantities used in alcoholic beverages, corn sweeteners, and fuel.
8. Dry weight equivalent.
Source: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service. Web: www.usda.gov .

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