4316.0 - Apparent Consumption of Selected Foodstuffs, Australia, 2018-19 Quality Declaration 
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Seasonality

Over the year to June 2019, the average daily grams available from food and non-alcoholic beverage sales per capita was higher during the summer (1,622 grams) than winter months (1,476 grams). The higher consumption in summer in part reflects the peak associated with the festive season, but also extra sales of non-alcoholic beverages during warmer months. For example, bottled water consumption increased 60% from winter to summer (from 87 grams to 139 grams per capita per day). On the other hand, the winter months saw some relatively steep increases in a number of foods consumed in smaller amounts, such as citrus fruit which had daily per capita consumption in winter more than twice that observed in summer months (28 grams and 13 grams per capita per day).


Total foods and beverages daily grams per capita, by calendar month

Total foods and beverages daily grams per capita, by calendar month
Source: Apparent Consumption of Selected Foodstuffs, Australia, 2018–19.


Bottled water daily grams per capita, by calendar month

Bottled water daily grams per capita, by calendar month
Source: Apparent Consumption of Selected Foodstuffs, Australia, 2018–19.


Citrus fruit, daily grams per capita, by calendar month

Citrus fruit, daily grams per capita, by calendar month
Source: Apparent Consumption of Selected Foodstuffs, Australia, 2018–19.


Despite the winter rise in citrus fruits (and as well pome fruit), fruit was the only ADG group to be higher in summer, peaking in at 1.7 serves in February from 1.3 serves in June and July. The next largest seasonal movement was for consumption of grains and cereals which were higher in winter (4.0 serves) than summer (3.8 serves).


Daily serves of ADG food groups per capita, by calendar month

Daily serves of ADG food groups per capita, by calendar month
Footnote(s): (a) Vegetables and legumes/beans. (b) Meats, poultry, fish, eggs, tofu, nuts and seeds and legumes/beans. (c) Milk, yoghurt, cheese and/or alternatives. (d) Includes fruit juice.
Source: Apparent Consumption of Selected Foodstuffs, Australia, 2018–19.