Welcome to Vizual Statistix! My name is Seth Kadish. I live in Portland, OR, where I work as a scientist. To learn more about me, visit my LinkedIn profile, and send an invitation to connect.
This blog is a product of my passion for data visualization. The data shown here are sourced from other websites, but all statistical operations on these data and the resulting graphics are original.
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Not for the lactose intolerant, this simple line graph shows the per capita consumption of cheeses over the past 40+ years.
During this time period, the total consumption of cheese in the USA has tripled from 11.37 pounds per person per year in 1970 to 33.5 in 2011. Mozzarella has shown the most growth in consumption, going from 1.19 pounds per person per year to 11.43! It is now more popular than cheddar, which has had relatively constant demand since the mid-1980s. Note that some people would argue that mozzarella is a dairy, not a cheese, but these data categorize it as a cheese.