Changes in the consumption of agrifood products and food self-sufficiency in China
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The aim of the article was to define changes in recent trends in consumption of agri-food products in China against the other countries, as well as to analyse the food selfsufficiency in China in the years 2003–2013. The results showed that the consumption of particular agri-food products of both plant origin (with exception of cereals and starchy roots) and animal origin increased in China. But the rate in consumption growth of the latter was higher than in case of plant origin products. In fact, rising socioeconomic status in China enables its population to change diets towards patterns observed in developed countries, which means a growing demand for animal origin products. The analysis of food selfsufficiency showed that only in terms of fruit, vegetables and eggs China produced enough to satisfy its domestic needs. On other markets a lack of self-sufficiency was observed. Relatively biggest shortages of production were noticed for vegetable oils, milk and sugar.
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