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S. Korea’s Rice Consumption Down Average 2.3 pct Annually over 3 Decades

S. Korea’s Rice Consumption Down Average 2.3 pct Annually over 3 Decades

SEJONG, Oct. 24 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s per capita annual rice consumption fell an average 2.3 percent annually over the past three decades, data showed Thursday. Per capita average annual rice consumption hit a record low of 61 kilograms in 2018, compared with a record high of 136.4 kilograms in 1970, according to the [...]

Per Capita Rice Consumption Forecast to Hit Fresh Low in 2017

Per Capita Rice Consumption Forecast to Hit Fresh Low in 2017

SEOUL, Feb. 27 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea’s per capita rice consumption is forecast to hit a new low in 2017 due to people’s changing eating habits, a report showed Monday.  The average annual consumption of rice per person is likely to reach 59.6 kilograms this year, compared with 61.9 kg a year earlier, according [...]

S. Korea’s Per-Person Rice Consumption Hits Fresh Low in 2016

S. Korea’s Per-Person Rice Consumption Hits Fresh Low in 2016

SEJONG, Jan. 24 (Korea Bizwire) – Per capita rice consumption in South Korea hit a fresh record low last year amid rapid changes in eating habits, government data showed Tuesday.  The average annual consumption of rice per person fell to 61.9 kilograms last year, down 1.6 percent from the previous year’s 62.9 kg, according to [...]

Convenience Stores Lead Rice Consumption with Lunch Box Craze

Convenience Stores Lead Rice Consumption with Lunch Box Craze

SEOUL, Oct. 5 (Korea Bizwire) – Once a diet staple, rice consumption is rapidly declining in Korea.  Over the past 30 years, Korea’s rice consumption per capita has more than halved, dropping from 128.1kg in 1985 to 62.9kg in 2015, with Koreans adopting Westernized diets seeking alternatives like wheat or bread.  Amid the changing food [...]