ERR News – Statistics Estonia said that per capita average annual potato consumption is 98 kilograms.
The figure includes figures for homes and restaurants as well as for both locals and tourists, said the agency in a statement.
Consumption of the starchy tuber is slowly increasing in Estonia. In 2009, the average consumption was 84 kg per resident and increased to 95 in 2011. Potato consumption is around 272 g per day.
The worldwide average in the first decade of the 21st century was about 33 kg of potatoes, reported the UN Food and Agriculture Organi-zation in 2009.
In comparison, the average Estonian resident consumes close to 5 kilograms of rice annually.
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