Chart: Quantity and Proportion Industrially Processed Foods by Year

Chart ID: 2203

How to Interpret this Visualization

This interactive chart provides the quantity in metric tons (MT) and proportion of the food vehicle in the country that is industrially processed and thus presents an opportunity for fortification. Fortification is most easily implemented when food is industrially processed, due to the presence of modern automation, quality control and quality assurance practices, and lower regulatory monitoring resources required by government agencies. A food has been defined as industrially processed if it has been processed in facilities of the following capacity:

  • Wheat and Maize Flours – 20 MT/day grain processing rated capacity.
  • Rice – 5 MT hour paddy processing rated capacity.
  • Oil – 5 MT/day rated capacity.
  • Salt – 5,000 MT/year raw salt rated capacity.

In countries, this proportion of food reflects the maximum that could be fortification. Hover over the bar chart to see the total quantity or percentage of each food vehicle industrially processed in a given year. You may filter by income status, geographic region, country, food vehicle, and unit (MT or percentage). Country classifications of income status and region are from the World Bank and UN, respectively.

Sources and Contributors

The source is the author, name and publication information of the country-specific document. Use the “download” link to view all data and original sources.

Suggested Citation: Global Fortification Data Exchange. Chart: Quantity and Proportion Industrially Processed Foods by Year. Accessed dd/month/yyyy. []