Czechs boost food consumption in 2016, rice record set

Food consumption in the Czech Republic last year rose by 1.9 percent with the average consumption per person climbing to 785.6 kilos of food. Consumption of milk and other dairy products rose by 2.1 percent, the Czech Statistical Office announced.

Consumption of fruit increased by 2.0 percent and of vegetables by 3.0 percent. Meat consumption rose to 80.3 kilos, that’s around twice the average of 1950 consumption.

The office said 2016 stood out for the all time record amount of rice eaten by Czechs. The average came to 6.5 kilos per person, up by 0.6 percent on the previous year.