In Slovenia, the share of household expenditure on food and soft drinks is 14%. The largest share of the budget is spent on meat (230 EUR per household member or 27%), bread and cereals (181 EUR per household member or 21%), and milk, cheese and eggs (138 EUR per household member or 16%). The majority of agricultural holdings (84%) are engaged in livestock farming, mainly cattle farming. Organic farming, which is much more environmentally-friendly, became increasingly popular at the end of the 1990's. Until this date, it comprised 5.9% of all utilised agricultural land.
The indicator shows the changing trends in the quantity and composition of food purchased per individual household member. Besides the changing trends in quantities, the monitoring of the environmental impacts also requires monitoring of the composition of purchased food, as different groups of food have different effects on the environment.
Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia, Statistical Yearbook 2008 (Average annual quantity of purchased food and beverages per household member).
|Milk (sweet and sour)||Bread and pastries||Fruit||Meat||Alcoholic beverages||Cereals||Potatoes||Vegetable||Sweets||Dairy products|
Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia, Statistical Yearbook 2008; Average annual allocated assets of households
|Meet||Bread and cereals||Milk, cheese and eggs||Non-alcoholic beverages||Sugar, jam, honey, chocolate and sweets||Vegetables||Fruit||Other food products||Oils and fat||Fish|
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Data for Slovenia:
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Source database or source: SI-STAT Database (Household Budget Survey), Statistical Yearbook 2008 (Average annual quantity of purchased food and beverages per household member)
Data administrator: Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia
Data acquisition date for this indicator: 15 August 2009
Methodology and frequency of data collection for the indicator: The Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia collects data on the quantity of purchased food through a questionnaire entitled 'Household Budget Survey'. Data for the period of three years has been calculated to the middle year and taken into account in the interpretation of the results for the reference year.
The data is published on the SI-STAT Data Portal (Demography and Social Statistics; Level of Living; Household Budget Survey) and in the Statistical Yearbook of the Republic of Slovenia 2008 (Chapter 14.3 Average annual quantity of purchased food and beverages per household member).
Obtained in August 2009.
Data processing methodology: The data for the average annual quantity of purchased food and drink per household member is presented for the first, last and middle year available.
Information concerning data quality:
- advantages and disadvantages of the indicator:/
- relevance, accuracy, robustness, uncertainty: 2
Reliability of the indicator (archival data): 1
Uncertainty of the indicator (scenarios/projections): /
- Overall assessment (1 = no major comments, 3 = data to be considered with reservation): 2
Completeness over time: 1
Completeness over space: 1
Other sources and literature:
• Directorate General for Agriculture and Rural Development of the European Commission: http://ec.europa.eu/agriculture/organic/about-site_en
Comparison for Europe and a wider area is derived from:
• EEA Report: Europe's Environment, The fourth assessment – sustainable consumption and production
• EEA Technical Report, No. 1/2008; Time for action – towards sustainable consumption and production in Europe, Summary report of the conference held on 27 – 29 September 2007, Ljubljana, Slovenia
• EEA Report, No. 11/2005; Household consumption and the environment 02 Jan 2006