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Milk consumption

(g per person per day)

Sweden is the top country by milk consumption in the world. As of 2007, milk consumption in Sweden was 1,000 g per person per day that accounts for 2.01 % of the world's milk consumption. The top 5 countries (others are Finland, Netherlands, Switzerland, and Luxembourg) account for 9.15 % of it. The world's total milk consumption was estimated at 49,633 g per person per day in 2007.

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What is milk 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.