Average per Capita Daily Calorie Intake (k.cal)
Selected HIES 2000 HIES 2005 HIES 2010 *HIES 2016
Food Items National Rural Urban National Rural Urban National Rural Urban National Rural Urban
 Total Food 893.1 898.7 870.7 947.7 946.3 952.1 1000.0 1000.5 985.5 975.5 974.3 978.7
 Rice 458.5 478.8 372.7 439.6 485.6 378.5 463.9 485.6 402.9 367.2 386.1 316.7
 Wheat 17.2 14.0 30.1 12.1 8.0 24.5 416.0 441.6 344.2 19.8 17.4 26.2
 Potato 55.5 54.7 58.4 63.3 61.9 67.5 70.3 71.5 66.7 64.8 65.9 62.0
 Vegetables 140.5 141.1 137.9 157.0 156.5 158.7 166.1 170.0 155.0 167.3 164.9 174.1
 Pulses 15.6 15.0 19.0 14.2 12.7 18.6 14.3 13.2 17.2 15.6 15.1 16.9
 Milk/Milk Products 29.7 29.0 32.6 32.4 31.0 36.6 33.7 31.8 39.2 27.3 26.3 30.0
 Edible Oils 12.8 11.2 19.1 16.5 14.3 22.9 20.5 18.3 26.6 26.8 25.7 29.6
 Meat, Poultry, Egg       20.8 17.6 30.7 26.2 20.5 42.2 41.0 35.1 49.6
  Mutton 0.5 0.4 0.7 0.6 0.6 0.7 0.6 0.5 0.9 0.6 0.5 0.8
  Beef 8.3 6.9 14.0 7.8 6.4 12.0 6.8 4.7 12.5 7.5 6.5 10.2
  Chicken/Duck 4.1 3.5 8.4 6.8 5.8 10.1 11.2 9.0 17.4 17.3 15.3 22.7
  Eggs 5.2 4.6 7.9 5.2 4.4 7.4 7.2 5.8 10.9 13.6 12.7 15.9
 Fish 38.5 37.8 40.9 42.1 39.7 49.6 49.5 45.8 59.9 62.6 60.6 67.9
 Onion 15.4 14.1 20.7 18.4 16.1 25.3 22.0 20.2 27.8 31.0 29.8 34.5
 Fruits 28.4 26.5 35.6 32.5 32.4 32.9 44.7 42.6 50.4 35.8 32.2 45.2
 Sugar/Gur 6.9 6.4 8.8 8.1 7.5 9.7 8.4 7.4 11.3 6.9 6.7 7.6
 Miscellaneous 55.4 54.6 54.9 38.2 36.9 42.5 36.5 33.6 44.9 80.6 81.2 79.0
Source: HIES 2000 and 2005 by BBS
*The data for 2016 is from preliminary report on HIES published by BBS.