Per-capita numbers reveal vegetable slide

09/19/2013 01:30:00 PM
Tom Karst

Banana per-capita availability in 2011 was pegged at 10.34 pounds, about unchanged from 2010 but off from 11.5 pounds in 2000. Fresh apple availability was rated at 9.49 pounds per-capita in 2011, about the same as 2010 but down from 10.834 pounds in 2000.

Citrus showed mixed trends, with fresh tangerine per-capita availability rising from 0.476 pounds in 2000 to 0.661 pounds in 2011. Fresh grapefruit per-capita availability continues to dip, from 1.29 pounds in 2000 to 0.689 pounds by 2011. Fresh orange per-capita availability was 3.16 pounds in 2011, up from 3.071 pounds in 2010 but down from 3.72 pounds in 2010.


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