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Big data: hot pot is the most popular food in China

(People's Daily Online)    15:46, February 19, 2016

Hot pot is the most popular food among Chinese food lovers, according to a recently released food consumption report.

The report, published by China’s Groupon-style giant Meituan-Dianping.com, showed food consumption patterns of Chinese consumers based on the data in 2015.

According to the report, 70 percent of the foodies are female. As for age ranges, those aged between 20 to 30 years old make up the lion’s share of food lovers, accounting for 59 percent.

In terms of star signs, Libras are the largest sign for gourmet customers, followed by Leos, Virgos and Scorpios.

Hot pots, especially those from Sichuan province and Chongqing municipality, are the most popular food across China in all seasons, the report noted.

Beijing people enjoy barbecues the most while Sanya in southern Hainan province stands out for its seafood consumption.

According to statistics from the National Bureau of Statistics and industries, the scale of the catering market reached 3.2 trillion yuan ($490.9 billion) in 2015, a 16 percent rise in growth, 140 billion of which was contributed by Online To Offline, or O2O business.

The market still has promising future, especially in fourth or fifth tier cities. For instance, last year alone, the online food trade in Yining of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region grew by 4,654 percent. 

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