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South Africa - Depth of the food deficit

13 (Kcal per person per day) in 2016

In 2016, food deficit for South Africa was 13 kcal per person per day. Food deficit of South Africa fell gradually from 35 kcal per person per day in 1997 to 13 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 South Africa food deficit?

Date Value Change, %
2016 13 -7.14 %
2015 14 -12.50 %
2014 16 -15.79 %
2013 19 -9.52 %
2012 21 -12.50 %
2011 24 -7.69 %
2010 26 -3.70 %
2009 27 0.00 %
2008 27 3.85 %
2007 26 0.00 %
2006 26 -3.70 %
2005 27