On the Numerical Analysis of Korean Food Supply Pattern ($1962{\sim}1969$)

우리나라 식량공급양상(食量供給樣相)의 수량적고찰(數量的考察)($1962{\sim}1969$)

  • Kwon, Tai-Wan (Food Resources Laboratory, Korea Institute of Science and Technology) ;
  • Lee, Yong-Hyun (Food Resources Laboratory, Korea Institute of Science and Technology)
  • 권태완 (한국과학기술연구소 식량자원연구실) ;
  • 이용현 (한국과학기술연구소 식량자원연구실)
  • Published : 1972.06.28


Using methods of principle component analysis and pattern of analysis. Korean food supply pattern and its change (1962-1969) have been compared whit those of other 40 countries. 1) Among the 4 groups classified on the first and second principle components, Korea belongs to the highest crop grain dependent group of Asia. Although Korea is identified as one of the highest crop consuming countries among the group, a significant increase in the consumption of fruits and vegetables is noticed during the period. 2) According to the pattern of numerics analysis Korean food supply pattern (1969) is similar with those of Japan (1949), philippines, Taiwan, while is quite apart from those of U.S.A., W. Germany, France and Australia. 3) During the period the food supply pattern of Korea has been changed significantly toward the more common locations on the world food supply pattern map. Yet the location is far from the desirable one and its moving direction is characteristic, differing not only those of Europian countries but also Asian neighborhoods. this unique pattern should receive a careful examination and thus proper measures should be undertaken to take care of optimal nation's nutritional requirements.