Food Environments Food availability

Supply of treenuts


Grams per person per day of nuts available in a country's food supply. Includes production plus imports minus exports and changes in nut stocks. This indicator takes into consideration nuts as well as processed foods derived from nuts. Data is drawn from the FAO Food Balance Sheets. Note that FAO's methodology for Food Balance Sheets changed for 2014 estimates and after, which may limit comparability pre and post-2014.


Availability of nuts in the national food supply is a precursor to consumption of nuts, a component of the WHO's recommended healthy diet. Nuts may provide an important source of unsaturated fatty acids, protein, fibre, and other nutrients. Note that this indicator does not consider access or affordability of nuts among population subgroups.