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Food Balance Sheet

This is prepared according to the guidelines given by the Food and Agriculture Organization(FAO). The total quantity of food stuffs produced in the country, added to the total quantity imported and adjusted to any change that may have occurred in stocks since the beginning of a given period, is the total food supply in that period. By subtracting exports, feed to livestock, seed, industrial and other non-food use as well as losses owing to wastage of all kinds, the remaining quantity represent the food available for consumption. Food Balance Sheet shows quantities and contents of food supply (per capita availability) in terms of nutrient value.

Food balance sheet shows the quantities and type of food available for consumption in any country and gives the content of the food supply expressed in terms of nutrient value. Sri Lanka Food Balance Sheet is available for sale at the sales counter of Department of Census and Statistics.