Breakfast Cereal Statistics
Statistic Verification
Source: NPD Group
Research Date: March 17th, 2015

Cereals are grasses cultivated for the edible components of their grain, composed of the endosperm, germ, and bran. Cereal grains are grown in greater quantities and provide more food energy worldwide than any other type of crop; they are therefore staple crops. In their natural form (as in whole grain), they are a rich source of vitamins, minerals, carbohydrates, fats, oils, and protein. However, when refined by the removal of the bran and germ, the remaining endosperm is mostly carbohydrate and lacks the majority of the other nutrients. Questions: How much cereal is consumed annually in the U.S.? What is the most popular ceral brand? What is the total annual cereal sales revenue?

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Cereal StatisticsData
Annual cereal sales$7.7 Billion
Annual boxes of cereal sold2.7 Billion
American households that purchased cereal at least once this year92 %
Rank on list of top ten packaged goods sold in U.S. retail stores4th
Pounds of sugar used annually by the cereal industry816,000,000
Number of annual cereal television advertisements1.3 million
Total spent on cereal commercial air time$762
Annual Cereal Production in Metric Tons 
Maize654,907,048
Rice588,946,937
Wheat587,186,496
Barley143,900,504
Sorghum57,551,197
Millet28,895,677
Oats25,941,266
Rye17,814,293

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