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|
|White Radish (daikon)||1,752||18||12|
|Chinese cabbage (hakusai)||1,228||12||9|
|Lotus root (renkon)||975||10||7|
Source is Statistics Bureau, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications.