Table 5: Monthly food consumption by commodity groups and locations.

1999-20002007-2008
RuralUrbanRuralUrban
O.R.%O.R.%O.R.%O.R.%

Cereals products19.813.417.513.020.513.316.511.9
Meat and poultry 25.217.022.616.726.617.322.216.0
Fish8.55.87.65.69.86.49.26.6
Dairy and eggs12.28.216.011.813.89.015.110.9
Oil and fats3.42.33.42.53.12.03.12.2
Fruits15.410.414.510.713.08.511.88.5
Vegetables 11.87.912.79.413.89.013.19.5
Sugar products5.73.84.93.65.33.45.03.6
Non-alcoholic beverages8.96.09.36.89.36.19.66.9
Food from restaurants 6.84.614.210.517.711.523.517.0
Food from own production22.615.25.54.014.29.23.02.2
Others7.95.47.15.36.94.56.44.6
Total food consumption148.2100135.2100154.0100138.4100
Total consumption 361.1487.7402.7526.1
Food as percentage of total consumptions41.027.738.226.3

Source: main results of the Sultanate Expenditure and Income Survey for 1999-2000, Ministry of National Economy. Data for 2007-2008 are from non-published tables provided by the Ministry of National Economy.