What was eaten in Finland in 2021?

Finnish people last year They consumed an average of 142 kilograms of liquid dairy products, 79 kilograms of meat, 84 kilograms of grain, about 12 kilograms of eggs, 62 kilograms of fruit, and 63 kilograms of vegetables, respectively. The trend from the previous year continued, poultry consumption increased and oat consumption remained high. This is indicated by prior information on the food balance sheet issued by the Finnish Institute for Natural Resources (Luke).

Preliminary calculations show that total grain consumption in 2021 was about 84 kilograms per person. Over the last two years, total consumption has increased, primarily due to increased consumption of oat and wheat. Last year, wheat consumption was 45.4 kilograms and oats wheat consumption was 10.2 kilograms. Although rye consumption decreased by about 5% year-on-year, consumption of wheat and other bread cereals (soba, quinoa, etc.) increased. Rye consumption was 14.2, barley was 0.9, and rice was 6.9 kilograms.

“Oat consumption so far peaked at 11 kilograms per capita in 2020. In 2021, oat consumption remains high at 10.2 kilograms, a time series of 70 years of oat consumption. Recorded the second highest number in. ” Ilya MicolaLuke’s Senior Specialist.

Poultry meat consumption lags pork consumption by only 0.5 kilograms

Total meat consumption and lean meat consumption continued to decline last year, following last year’s trends. Last year’s total meat consumption, including games and internal organs, was 79.1 kilograms per person, according to grocery balance sheet calculations. Total consumption decreased by 0.2kg from the previous year. Bone is also included in the meat consumption reported on the grocery balance sheet. That is, they are calculated as corpse flesh. The weight of cooked meat is about 50 percent of the weight of carcass meat.

Poultry consumption continued to approach pork consumption, with a difference of only 0.5 kilograms. Last year, 28.4 kilograms of poultry meat was consumed per person, about 0.9 kilograms more than in 2020. Pork consumption decreased by about 0.8 kilograms year-on-year to 28.9 kilograms per person. Last year, an average of 18.4 kilograms of beef was eaten, a decrease of about 0.3 kilograms from the previous year. Lamb consumption was at the level of the previous year, at 0.5 kilograms per person.

Milk consumption decreased by 2 liters year-on-year

Liquid milk consumption has been declining over the last few years, and that trend continues. But last year’s decline was only 1.5%. Whole milk consumption decreased by about 3%, and skim milk and low-fat milk consumption decreased by 2% in total. Overall, last year an average of 96 liters of milk was consumed per person, about 2 liters less than the previous year. Approximately 57 liters of skim milk is consumed per person, accounting for 57% of liquid milk consumption.

Preliminary calculations show that the total consumption of liquid milk products was about 142 kilograms per person. Consumption of sour milk, yogurt and curled milk decreased slightly year-on-year, while consumption of creams, other sour cream products and other creams increased slightly.

Cheese consumption increased slightly from the previous year to about 25.5 kilograms. Butter consumption was slightly lower than the previous year, at 3.1 kilograms per person.

Egg consumption has returned to previous levels

Last year’s egg consumption was 11.9 kilograms per capita, returning to pre-increasing levels in 2020. In the first year of the coronavirus pandemic, people cooked more bread and food at home, but not as much as the previous year. Sugar consumption has also decreased since 2020.

The consumption of fresh fruit was 56 kilograms per person. Citrus fruits accounted for 13.8 kilograms and other fresh fruits accounted for 42.3 kilograms. Based on trade statistics, bananas account for one-third of the consumption of fresh fruit. In total, 6.4 kilograms of canned and dried fruit were consumed per person. The per capita consumption of fresh vegetables was about 62.6 kilograms. However, this amount is a guide and also includes potential waste.

According to the grocery balance sheet, total fish consumption is stable at around 15-16 kilograms, but provisional figures for 2021 are not yet available.

Statistics background

Food consumption is based on Luke’s statistics on the food balance sheet, including a summary of Finland’s most important categories of food production, domestic use and consumption. Domestic usage of over 60 products is calculated against the balance sheet based on production, inventory changes, imports and exports. Domestic use is further divided into various purposes such as animal feed, seed use, industrial raw materials and human consumption. Food consumption is calculated by dividing human consumption by the average population.

The calculation does not show the exact amount of food consumption. The numbers on the grocery balance sheet represent the amount that can be consumed, not the actual amount consumed. This is especially because storage losses and other waste volumes are not available at all stages of the food chain. In this case, they are included. By the number of consumption.

Total meat consumption also includes games and internal organs. Bone is also included in the meat consumption reported on the grocery balance sheet. That is, they are reported as corpse flesh. Carcass meat usually contains 80% boneless meat. In addition, cooking losses range from 10 to 30 percent, depending on the product. The weight of cooked meat is about 50 percent of the weight of carcass meat.

Source: Finnish Institute for Natural Resources (LUKE) What was eaten in Finland in 2021?

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