Food Consumption Patterns In Yakutia Based On The Analysis Of State Statistics


Over the past decades, industrial development, urbanization, globalization, as well as economic development and socio-economic crises have caused rapid changes in diet and lifestyle of the population of Yakutia. According to existing international statistics, quality of diet has a significant impact on health and life expectancy of population. The article is concerned with specific features of food consumption patterns in Yakutia as a region, as well as with compliance of energy and nutritional value of the food consumed with the recommended standards. The study is based on a summary of state statistics data starting from the mid-1990s, which allowed one to compare the behaviour and structure of food consumption with the key socio-economic indicators of living standards. The study showed that the share of food expenditures in consumer spending pattern, as well as purchasing power for various types of food, is qualitative indicators of the living standard. The share of food in consumer spending pattern in Russia has consistently been high compared to other countries for over a decade, which is indicative of the persistent poverty rate. Yakutia shows higher consumption of bread, meat, and sugar, and a lower consumption of vegetables, milk, eggs, and vegetable oil compared to the regions of Russia’s Far East and Russia as a whole. This is a consequence of both the sustainability of traditional food patterns and the underdeveloped healthy lifestyle skills.

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Gavrilyeva, T. N., & Parilova, V. D. (2022). Food Consumption Patterns In Yakutia Based On The Analysis Of State Statistics. In D. S. Nardin, O. V. Stepanova, & E. V. Demchuk (Eds.), Land Economy and Rural Studies Essentials, vol 124. European Proceedings of Social and Behavioural Sciences (pp. 192-202). European Publisher.