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Cheese

Volume 688: debated on Tuesday 16 January 2007

asked Her Majesty's Government:

For every year since January 2002, what has been the average consumption of cheese per person (a) daily; (b) weekly; and (c) annually. [HL1260]

The table below shows the average household purchases of cheese per person per day, week and year. These estimates are based on records of consumer purchases from the expenditure and food survey.

2001-022002-032003-042004-05

Average household purchases of cheese per person in grams

Daily

16

16

16

16

Weekly

112

112

113

110

Annually

5833

5807

5868

5720

Estimates of weekly purchases in 2005-06 will be published on 18 January at http://statistics.defra.gov .uk/esg/publications/efs/defauIt.asp