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Cost of Living and Price Reports from Tokyo, Japan. You can download the Excel list of items+prices I posted.

English translation of the monthly report "Retail prices of major products in Tokyo" published by Tokyo Metropolitan government can be downloaded also.

Table of Contents of Statistics/Rankings/Graphs is here.

What Vegetable is Most Purchased in Japan

In terms of volume, the most consumed vegetable is cabbage. But from an economical perspective, tomato is the most purchased vegetable. It seems that the unit values of tomato and cucumber are high. The following table shows yearly consumption of vegetables by purchased amount (unit: yen).

It is the average figure from 2011 to 2013. The survey was conducted by the Japanese government and target people were families which consist of more than two members. So this data does not include single households. 

Vegetable Purchased amount (yen) $ Euro
Tomato  7,015 70 50
Cucumber  3,232 32 23
Onion  3,018 30 21
Leek (negi) 2,854 29 20
Cabbage  2,572 26 18
Potato  2,509 25 18
Carrot  2,380 24 17
Lettuce  2,310 23 16
Beans 2,111 21 15
Spinach  2,097 21 15
Shiitake mushrooms 1,893 19 13
Eggplant  1,817 18 13
Green pepper  1,788 18 13
White Radish (daikon) 1,752 18 12
Broccoli  1,693 17 12
Pumpkin  1,380 14 10
Chinese cabbage (hakusai) 1,228 12 9
Burdock  1,118 11 8
Sprout  1,066 11 8
Lotus root (renkon) 975 10 7
Sweet potato  953 10 7
Taro (satoimo) 890 9 6
Bamboo shoot  783 8 6
Others 17,509 175 124

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Source is Statistics Bureau, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications.

www.stat.go.jp/data/kakei/zuhyou/rank05.xls

www.stat.go.jp/data/kakei/5.htm

 

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Table of Contents of Statistics/Rankings/Graphs is here.

In terms of the cost of living information, you can download the Excel price list of goods I posted.

English translation of the monthly report "Retail prices of major products in Tokyo" published by Tokyo Metropolitan government can be downloaded also.