The line graph informs the data for consumption of three items of starchy foods namely potatoes, pasta and rice in a certain European country. The graph is divided into six periods of five years starting from 1976 and ending in 2006.
In 1976, the amount of pasta consumed was 250 grams and it then continued to increase gradually until 1996 to 500 grams per week. Between 1996 and 2006, however, it leveled off at the rate of 500 grams.
The amount of consumption for potatoes in 1976 was 400 grams, making it the highest of the three items. From then on, it fluctuated a bit until 1986 when it was equaled by pasta at 400 grams per week. The trend for potatoes consumption showed a steady decline from 1991 to 2006 and it ended the period just slightly above 100 grams.
Rice was the least popular choice for most of the time in the period. From 1981 to 2001 it was the least consumed of the three items. However, it had risen and surpassed potatoes consumption from 2001 to 2006, ending the period at 200 grams.
Overall, although pasta started with the lowest amount in 1976, it was proven to be the choice of the majority since 1991.