Czech food consumption slips 1.6% in 2010, spending rises.

By bne IntelliNews June 27, 2011
Food consumption in the Czech Republic fell by 1.6% y/y in 2010, while expenditures on food products increased by CZK 22,500 per capita last year, CTK newswire reported. Food prices climbed by 1.5% in 2010 and the country was among the 11 EU members in which food and non-alcoholic beverage prices grew faster than the EU average. Consumption of meat and meat products fell to 76kg per capita in 2010 from 78.8kg a year earlier. The decrease was mainly due to weaker demand for poultry, while pork consumption increased and beef meat sales remained flat on the year. Consumption of dairy products fell by 2.3% as prices increased by 3%. Household expenditures on food, beverages and tobacco accounted for 20.7% of total spending in 2010, a level comparable with 2009.

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