Koreans Consuming Less and Less Rice

  • Arirang News

    February 28, 2017 08:29

    It seems Koreans are losing their taste for rice.

    A new report from the Korea Rural Economic Institute predicted that the average Korean will consume just 163 g of rice a day, less than half a bowl per meal, that translates into just 59.6 kg over a year -- below 40 percent of the amount in 1970, when rice consumption peaked.

    The institute says rice consumption will continue to slip over the next 10 years as the rise in the number of single-person households and the aging of the population put a damper on demand.

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