Food Environments Food availability

Supply of vegetables


Grams per person per day of vegetables available in a country's food supply. Includes production plus imports minus exports and changes in vegetable stocks. This indicator takes into consideration vegetables as well as processed foods derived from vegetables. 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 vegetables in the national food supply is a precursor to consumption of vegetables, a component of WHO's recommended healthy diet. Note that this indicator does not consider differences in access and affordability of vegetables among population subgroups.