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Fish and seafood consumption

(g per person per day)

In 2007, fish and seafood consumption in Uruguay was 27 g per person per day. In the ranking by fish and seafood consumption including 169 countries, Uruguay has the 97th rank that is close to the positions of such countries as Libya and the Morocco. Compared to Maldives which at the top of the ranking with fish and seafood consumption of 491 g per person per day in 2007, Uruguay has 94.50 % percent lower fish and seafood consumption.

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What is fish and seafood consumption?

i) The food consumption refers to the amount of food available for human consumption as estimated by the FAO Food Balance Sheets. However the actual food consumption may be lower than the quantity shown as food availability depending on the magnitude of wastage and losses of food in the household, e.g. during storage, in preparation and cooking, as plate-waste or quantities fed to domestic animals and pets, thrown or given away. ii) Food consumption per person is the amount of food, in terms of quantity, for each individual in the total population. Figures are shown for food groups. iii)This includes the quantity of each commodity and it's derived products, available for human consumption, during the reference period. Food from milk relates to the quantity of milk, as well as to the fresh milk equivalent of dairy products, except butter.

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