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.

Trend in Vitamin Intake, 1975 to 2012, in Japan

Vitamin intake of Japanese people is decreasing. The national nutrition survey conducted by Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare reveals its trend.
The following figures and table present the changes in daily vitamin intake of a Japanese person.

 

Table : Trend in Vitamin Intake per day per capita, 1975 to 2012, in Japan

  Vitamin
Year A (IU) A (micrograms RE) B1 (mg) B2 (mg) C (mg)
1975 1,602 1.11 0.96 117
1980 1,576 1.16 1.01 107
1985 2,188 1.34 1.25 128
1990 2,567 1.23 1.33 120
1995 2,840 1.22 1.47 135
2000 2,654 1.17 1.40 128
2001 981 0.89 1.22 106
2002 939 0.87 1.21 101
2003 922 0.85 1.18 100
2004 879 0.86 1.17 99
2005 604 0.87 1.18 106
2006 596 0.87 1.18 98
2007 615 0.87 1.17 96
2008 597 0.83 1.14 100
2009 536 0.83 1.14 100
2010 529 0.83 1.13 90
2011 532 0.82 1.14 94
2012 527 0.88 1.17 96

Since 2001, the unit of vitamin A was changed.

Figure 1 : Trend in Vitamin A Intake per day per capita, 2001 to 2012, in Japan

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Figure 2 : Trend in Vitamin B1 Intake per day per capita, 1975 to 2012, in Japan

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Figure 3 : Trend in Vitamin B2 Intake per day per capita, 1975 to 2012, in Japan

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Figure 4 : Trend in Vitamin C Intake per day per capita, 1975 to 2012, in Japan

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In 2001, each data was dramatically changed. I thought the ministry changed the survey method or something. I checked the site of Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, but it seems they did not change the method at that time. I could not figure out what was going on.

Source is Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare.

www.e-stat.go.jp/SG1/estat/GL08020103.do?_toGL08020103_&listID=000001118468&requestSender=estat

www.e-stat.go.jp/SG1/estat/GL08020103.do?_xlsDownload_&fileId=000006864461&releaseCount=1

 

Related Topics

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.