Amount of wasted food in the U.S. by food category 2012

This statistic presents the amount of food waste in the United States in 2012, broken down by each food category. In that year, Americans wasted fresh vegetables worth of 27.1 billion U.S. dollars. In total, food worth of about 180 billion U.S. dollars was wasted by households, supermarkets, restaurants and other food service providers in the United States in 2012.

Amount of food wasted in the United States in 2012, by food category (in billion U.S. dollars)*

Food waste in billion U.S. dollars
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Sources

Release date

January 2013

Region

United States

Survey time period

2012

Supplementary notes

* Food waste of U.S. households, supermarkets, restaurants and other food service providers.
Figures and categories have been derived from the infographic.
Bloomberg Businessweek updated the USDA food waste numbers using inflation rates for each food category.

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