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[Graphic News] Rice consumption dips to all-time low in 2019

South Korea’s per capita annual rice consumption fell to a record low in 2019 amid changes in diet and eating habits, data showed.

Per capita average annual rice consumption hit a fresh low of 59.2 kilograms last year, down 3 percent from a year earlier, according to data compiled by Statistics Korea.

It marked the first time for the amount to fall below the 60-kilogram threshold.

The latest figure indicates Koreans consumed around 162 grams of rice on a daily basis. (Yonhap)