Line Graph 20
The graph below shows the daily consumption of three spreads per person from 1981 to 2007 in a country. Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant.
The consumption of margarine, butter and low-fat spreads in a country from 1981 to 2007 is compared in the line chart. The daily per person ingesting is measured in grams. It is apparent that low fat & reduced spread had been in use from 1996 but soon it became the most preferred spread type in this country.
As the data suggests, butter was the most consumed spread type in 1981 with slightly over 140-gram daily intakes. Consumption of margarine in this year was just below 100 grams. After 5 years, the use of butter rose while it actually decreased for margarine. But both of their daily consumption intersected in 1991 as the demand for margarine remained steady till 1996 at which point butter consumption dripped as low as 65 grams per person. The use of butter steadily declined after 1986. The ‘low fat and reduced spread’ was introduced in 1996 and it soon became the most consumed spread type with a sharp rise in its use. In 2001, the demand for the latter spread reached as high as 80 grams while the other two spreads were losing their demand. Finally, in 2007, people consumed around 70 grams low fat and reduced spread, and consumptions of butter and margarine were around 45 and 40 grams consecutively at that time.