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ISSN 2221-1055 (Print)

UDS: 338.439.63:330.567.222 DOI: https://doi.org/10.32317/2221-1055.202004104
Зовнішньоекономічні відносини

World food consumption trends / Dukhnytskyi B.V. // Ekonomika APK. - 2020. - № 4 - P. 104

The purpose of the article is to determine quantitative and qualitative indicators in the total and individual consumption of major food groups in the world, its regions and some countries over the last decades. Research methods. Methods used: theoretical generalization - for describing typical trends on the global food market, analysis and synthesis - for considering the main indicators of food consumption and summarizing the conclusions, comparative evaluation - for contrasting statistical data in the dynamics and with estimation due to regional food markets, historical - for showing structural changes in world consumption, graphical and tabular - for optimizing the information and digital results in the article. Research results. Quantitative changes of food consumption from 1961 to 2017 in the world and its geographical regions are investigated, the energy value of a modern diet for typical inhabitant in the world with allocation its components of vegetal and animal origin is considered, the characteristics of consumption indicators in key countries of each geographical region are provided, the differentiation of expenditures for organic products, depending on the purchasing power of buyers, is analyzed, a comparison of generalized indicators in the world consumption with the corresponding data for Ukraine is made. Scientific novelty. The causes of changes in individual consumption of certain food groups and their consequences for the functioning of the global, regional and national agri-food markets at the present stage and in the near future are identified. Practical significance. The provisions of the article are aimed at actually confirming typical worldwide consumption trends and identifying differences in individual indicators with detailing about specific regions and countries that can be used by representatives of relevant public authorities and businesses in assessing and planning their activities, especially in finding new markets abroad. Tabl.: 2. Figs.: 2. Refs.: 15.
Key words: consumption, food, regions, historical data, trends, comparisons

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