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)