Retail food prices in 1983 rose 2.1 percent, aggregate food consumption rose 2.8 percent, and personal food consumption expenditures rose 6.7 percent from 1982. Tb,is ·bulletin presents 1963-83 data on per capita food consumption, prices, nutrient availability, food expenditures and marketing costs, and U.S. income and population. Per capita red meat consumption was up 5.3 pounds, while poultry use rose 1.,4 pounds. Dairy product consumption per person decreased slightly. Fresh fruit consumption rose 7.4 pounds per person, while fresh vegetable consumption remained constant. Total sweetener consumption rose slightly.