CONSUMPTION OF FOOD IN POLAND AND EUROPEAN UNION-15 IN YEARS 1993-2008 (Spozycie artykulow zywnosciowych w Polsce w porownaniu ze spozyciem w Unii Europejskiej-15 w latach 1993-2008)
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The article presents consumption of selected foodstuffs in Poland in comparison with consumption in selected countries of the European Union. The article shows changes that have taken place in the volume of consumption in the years 1993-2008. The analysis was based on primary data obtained from GUS and Eurostat, and with the help of descriptive econometric models. The analysis shows that, in relation to food consumption in Poland the overall downward trend should be noted throughout the period. However, in relation to food consumption in the EU countries it can be seen that the average annual consumption of sugar in all the countries remained at an equal level. Cereal consumption is highest in Greece, while it is lowest in the Netherlands. Finland is a country with the highest intake of milk, whereas the inhabitants of Greece consume the lowest amounts of it. Spain, Denmark and France are leading in consumption of meat per capita, while the lowest meat consumption is in Finland.
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