Meanwhile, a family belonging to the bottom 30 percent income group consumed 390 kg of ordinary rice in a year or a 7.5 kg weekly, on the average. This consumption is lower compared to the average consumption of a family in the upper 70 percent income group which was estimated at 494 kg a year or 9.5 kg a week. The average annual consumption of special rice and NFA rice by families in the bottom 30 percent income group was almost the same (238 kg per family and 237 per family, respectively). For families in the upper 70 percent income group, the annual average consumed was higher for special rice (343 kg per family) than NFA rice (273 kg per family).
For the rice consumption by income decile, the average consumption of ordinary rice ranged from 287 kg a year or 5.5 kg a week for the first income decile to 500 kg a year or 9.6 kg a week for the seventh income decile. The consumption of ordinary rice by families in the eight to the tenth decile income groups was somewhat lower compared to families in seventh income decile, with an average annual consumption of 494 kg per family per year for the eight income decile, 498 kg for the ninth income decile and 492 kg for the tenth income decile. The average consumption of special rice ranged from 183 kg per family a year or 3.5 kg a week for the first decile to 413 kg a year or 7.9 kg a week for the tenth decile. The consumption of NFA rice was noted to be higher among families in the third income decile (285 kg a year on the average) and fourth income decile (297 kg a year on the average) than among families belonging to other income groups (Figure 2).
Source: Income and Employment Statistics Division (IESD)
National Statistics Office