HIGH FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP:
ESTIMATED U.S. PER CAPITA CALORIES CONSUMED DAILY

Year

Primary

weight

(market level)*

Loss from

retail/institutional

to consumer level

Weight at

consumer

level

Loss at

consumer

level (uneaten

food, spoilage,

etc.)

Per capita

consumption

(adjusted for loss)

Calories

per serving

Serving weight

Calories

consumed

daily**

Servings

(teaspoons)

consumed

daily***

 

lbs/yr

percent

lbs/yr

percent

lbs/yr

oz/daily

g/daily

number

grams

number

teaspoons

1970

0.5

11.0

0.5

20.0

0.4

0.0

0.5

16.0

4.2

2

0.1

1975

4.9

11.0

4.3

20.0

3.5

0.2

4.3

16.0

4.2

16

1.0

1980

19.0

11.0

16.9

20.0

13.5

0.6

16.8

16.0

4.2

64

4.0

1985

45.2

11.0

40.2

20.0

32.2

1.4

40.0

16.0

4.2

152

9.5

1990

49.6

11.0

44.1

20.0

35.3

1.5

43.9

16.0

4.2

167

10.4

1995

57.6

11.0

51.3

20.0

41.0

1.8

51.0

16.0

4.2

194

12.1

1996

57.8

11.0

51.4

20.0

41.1

1.8

51.1

16.0

4.2

195

12.2

1997

60.4

11.0

53.7

20.0

43.0

1.9

53.4

16.0

4.2

204

12.7

1998

61.9

11.0

55.1

20.0

44.1

1.9

54.8

16.0

4.2

209

13.0

1999

63.7

11.0

56.7

20.0

45.4

2.0

56.4

16.0

4.2

215

13.4

2000

62.7

11.0

55.8

20.0

44.6

2.0

55.4

16.0

4.2

211

13.2

2001

62.6

11.0

55.7

20.0

44.6

2.0

55.4

16.0

4.2

211

13.2

2002

62.9

11.0

56.0

20.0

44.8

2.0

55.6

16.0

4.2

212

13.2

2003

61.0

11.0

54.2

20.0

43.4

1.9

53.9

16.0

4.2

205

12.8

2004

59.9

11.0

53.3

20.0

42.7

1.9

53.0

16.0

4.2

202

12.6

2005

59.2

11.0

52.7

20.0

42.2

1.8

52.4

16.0

4.2

200

12.5

2006

58.3

11.0

51.9

20.0

41.5

1.8

51.6

16.0

4.2

197

12.3

2007

56.3

11.0

50.1

20.0

40.1

1.8

49.8

16.0

4.2

190

11.9

2008

53.1

11.0

47.3

20.0

37.8

1.7

47.0

16.0

4.2

179

11.2

* U.S. per capita HFCS estimated deliveries for domestic food and beverage use.

** Number of daily teaspoons multiplied by calories per serving.

*** Grams per day divided by serving weight.

Source: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service