Hawaii Food System

To improve the health of our local food system, we need to understand the interdependencies within the food supply chain and the resources & policies that influence them. Tracking imports, exports & locally grown foods/crops by acres, weight, dollars, calories &/or nutrients can begin to highlight gaps & weaknesses within the system, and allow data-driven decisions to more efficaciously move us in a healthier direction.

Food Consumption for State

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Optimal Consumption

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Actual Consumption

Food Consumption by County

Food Waste Per capita

30% Total loss, all levels

47.4% Total loss, all levels

30.4% Total loss, all levels

59.9% Total loss, all levels

53.6% Total loss, all levels

* Sources for these are the USDA ERS.

Acres & Dollars per Commodity Group for Local Production

Animal Proteins

  • Acres: 777,623
  • Dollars: $127,738,000
  • Production: 53,176,827 kg
  • Dollars per Acre: $164.27
  • Dollars per Kg: $0.49
  • Kilos per Acre: 68 kg

Grains

  • Acres: 5,198
  • Dollars: $152,930,000
  • Production: 9,159,304 kg
  • Dollars per Acre: $29,420.93
  • Dollars per Kg: $1.76
  • Kilos per Acre: 1,762 kg

Vegetables

  • Acres: 8,880
  • Dollars: $78,873,000
  • Production: 69,241,184 kg
  • Dollars per Acre: $8,882.09
  • Dollars per Kg: $0.71
  • Kilos per Acre: 7,797 kg

Fruits & Nuts

  • Acres: 35,832
  • Dollars: $151,821,000.00
  • Production: 59,093,729 kg
  • Dollars per Acre: $4,237.02
  • Dollars per Kg: $1.91
  • Kilos per Acre: 1,649 kg

Other

  • Acres: 302,467
  • Dollars: $149,985,000.00

Local production against Imports for human consumption

Local Production, Imports & Exports

  • Hawaii State
  • Hawaii County
  • Maui County
  • Honolulu County
  • Kauai County

Local Consumption

Local Production + Imports – Exports

Imports & Exports by Harmonized System Codes (HS Code) Commodities

Adjusted to account for 81.37% data gaps
  • Hawaii State
  • Hawaii County
  • Maui County
  • Honolulu County
  • Kauai County

* Sources for these are the USA Trade Census for HS Commodities.