Distribution of consumption and waste of bread in the United States as of 2016*

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Share of bread in the market

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This statistic shows the distribution of consumed and wasted bread in the United States as of 2016. Of the bread that makes it to U.S. markets each year, 68 percent is consumed, while 20 percent is wasted in the kitchen, and the remaining 12 percent is wasted in the store.
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July 2016
United States
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as of 2016
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* Distribution of the consumption and waste of the bread that makes it to market each year in the United States based on per capita availability (lbs per year).

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