Food waste in selected countries - by category 2011

This statistic illustrates the amount of food that was wasted in 2011, by category. About 52 percent of fruits and vegetable was thrown away that year. According to the source, percentages were calculated collectively for the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

Food waste in selected countries in 2011, by category

Percentage of food wasted
Fruits and vegetables52%
Seafood50%
Grain Products38%
Meat22%
Milk20%
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Sources

Release date

August 2012

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

2011

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