China - Depth of the food deficit

74 (Kcal per person per day) in 2016

In 2016, food deficit for China was 74 kcal per person per day. Food deficit of China fell gradually from 145 kcal per person per day in 1997 to 74 kcal per person per day in 2016.

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What is food deficit?

The number of calories needed to lift the undernourished from their status, everything else being constant. The average intensity of food deprivation of the undernourished, estimated as the difference between the average dietary energy requirement and the average dietary energy consumption of the undernourished population (food-deprived), is multiplied by the number of undernourished to provide an estimate of the total food deficit in the country, which is then normalized by the total population.

What is China food deficit?