2021.08.25 19:47Nation

食料自給率37%、過去最低更新 コメ消費減少続く―20年度


2021.08.25 19:47Nation

Japan's Food Self-Sufficiency Rate Matches Record Low

Japan's food self-sufficiency rate matched its record low of 37 pct in fiscal 2020, which ended in March this year, the Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Ministry said Wednesday.
   The rate fell 1 percentage point from the preceding year, tying with the record low set in fiscal 1993, when Japan was hit by a historically poor rice harvest, and fiscal 2018, when the country suffered bad weather.
   The calorie-based food self-sufficiency rate declined due to a continued drop in rice consumption and in reaction to the strong wheat harvest the year before.