It’s What’s for Dinner, Since 1909
The USDA’s food consumption data series marks its centennial
The U.S. Department of Agriculture Economic Research Service recently marked the 100th anniversary of its Food Availability (Per Capita) Data System by updating access to its data and adding some useful new tools. A proxy measure of what Americans have been consuming for the past century, the data series captures what was on hand at grocery stores, restaurants, school cafeterias, and other eating places, from the potatoes, flour and cereal that were the mainstays of the 1900s to today’s more cosmopolitan diets. Try this report tool to see the rapid growth in U.S. per capita consumption of tropical and other fruits since 1970 (a key driver of growth in U.S. ag imports).
The Datamyne’s access tools can help you to fresh data on U.S. imports of fruits, nuts, vegetables, and other foods, including such bill-of-lading detail as shippers, consignees and notify parties, information you can use to sell or source. Ask us how.
Date posted: May 7, 2010