food manufacture in FBS


food manufacture in FBS


Postby meteor Liu » Tue Apr 07, 2015 1:35 pm

Dear Sir,
I have some problems in understanding the concept of "Food Manufacturing" column in FBS.
Taking "Apple and products (2617, including 515 Apples, 518 Juice, apple, single strength, 519 Juice, apple, concentrated)" as an example, the total supply in 1961 in China is 134kt, among which 86kt is directly consumed by human, while another 29kt is used to produce apple juice?
However, the apple juice will also be consumed by human finally. So if I would like to calculate the total apple consumed by humans, should the 29kt be multiplied with a conversion factor that transfers apple to apple juice? Or just simply add up the food and food manufacture columns?
Thanks so much.
meteor Liu

Re: food manufacture in FBS

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Postby faostatTeam » Wed Apr 08, 2015 8:27 am

Dear Sir/Madam,
Thank you for your message. In case of Apple aggregation you will find not only the items 518 and 519 but also other commodities for not food purpose that are taking into consideration. Please find the details below .

8. Food Manufacture. The amounts of the commodity in question used during the reference period for manufacture of processed commodities for which separate entries are provided in the food balance sheet either in the same or in another food group (e.g. sugar, fats and oils, alcoholic beverages) are shown under the column Food Manufacture. Quantities of the commodity in question used for manufacture for non-food purposes, e.g. oil for soap, are shown under the element Other Uses. The processed products do not always appear in the same food group. While oilseeds are shown under the aggregate Oilcrops, the respective oil is shown under the Vegetable Oils group; similarly, skim milk is in the Milk group, while butter is shown under the aggregate Animal Fats. Barley, maize, millet and sorghum are in the Cereals group, while beer made from these cereals is shown under the Alcoholic Beverages group. The same principle applies for grapes and wine. ... P430_31575 ... gy/tcf.pdf page 768

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