Since 1961 food production per person has increased by 53.4% and calories available per person has increased by 30.7%

July 16, 2016

 

FOOD PRODUCED PER PERSON:

CALCULATED FROM FAOSTAT:
[Production, Production Indices, Country: World + (Total), Item: Food (PIN) + (Total), Year: 1961-2013, Element: Net Per Capita Production Index Number (2004-2006 = 100); accessed July 12, 2016]

1961: 72.97 int. $
2013: 111.93 int. $

Percent Increase:

(111.93 - 72.97) / 72.97 = 0.53391

0.53391 x 100 = 53.391 percent increase

1971: 77.89 int. $
2013: 111.93 int. $

Percent Increase:

(111.93 - 77.89) / 77.89 = 0.43702

0.43702 x 100 = 43.70 percent increase

CALORIES PRODUCED PER PERSON:

CALCULATED FROM FAOSTAT:
[Food Balance Sheets, Country: World + (Total), Item: Grand Total + (Total), Year: 1961-2012, Element: Food Supply (kcal/capita/day); accessed July 12, 2016]

1961: 2196 kcal/capita/day
2012: 2870 kcal/capita/day

Percent Increase:

(2870 - 2196) / 2196 = 0.30692

0.30692 x 100 = 30.69 percent increase

1971: 2365
2012: 2870

(2870 - 2365) / 2365 = 0.21353

0.21353 x 100 = 21.35 percent increase

 

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