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Author(s): Ľubica Kubicová, Zdenka Kádeková

Title: Development and level of consumption of chosen foods in Slovakia and Austria

Source: International Scientific Days 2016. The Agri-Food Value Chain: Challenges for Natural Resources Management and Society

Document Type: Scientific paper

ISBN: 978-80-552-1503-7


Publisher: Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra

PY, pages: 2016, 777-782

Published on-line: 2016-06-24

Language: eng

Abstract: Analysis of food supply and demand is a valuable part of everyday decision making of consumers, primary producers, food producers and retail chains. The basic indicators that allow evaluating the level and development of living standards in the country are disposable cash income, consumption expenditure on food, housing, clothing, rent, energy and medical care. The paper points at the development of expenditure for food and consumption of chosen foods in Slovakia and compares it with Austria. Expenditure on food and non-alcoholic drinks in Slovakia is 23.1 % and excess food and consumer spending in Austria by 19.1 %. On the other hand the transport expenses in Slovakia were by 50 % lower in comparison with Austria. Structure of the other obligatory expenses in both countries was developing comparably identical. The most significant differences are in the level and development of achieved average income. For example, in 2013 the average monthly wage in Slovakia accounted for only 47.55 % of the salary in Austria (€ 1,737). Development of material level of food consumption is differentiated and recording the differences in the consumption of milk, which is all higher in Austria by 63.3 % (76 , 9 kg), cheese consumption by 45.0 % (20 kg) beef by 37.1 % (12 kg) and fruit by 73.1 % (75.5 kg) and 45.2 % of the vegetable (113.6 kg). In Slovakia is the only higher consumption of poultry and substitutes the demand for pork and beef in particular.

Keywords: consumption of chosen foods, expenditures for food, housing, energy, development of average wage

JEL Classification: Q13

Rights: Open Access :: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 Licence
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