Food Spending in American Households, 1980-92
AbstractAverage annual food expenditures in urban households rose 59 percent from $985 per person in 1980 to $1,567 in 1992 While per person income rose 94 percent from $6,916 to $13,398. As a result, the percent of household income spent on food declined from 14.2 to 11.7 percent Annual spending per person for food consumed at home rose 55 percent from $667 to $1,036 While food consumed away from home lose 69 percent from $318 to $536. During this period, food prices rose 58.9 percent for total food, 54.8 percent for food at home, and 68.7 percent for food away from home. This bulletin presents information on trends in household food expenditures for major food groups by selected demographic factors for 1980-92. Information is also presented on household income and food price trends. The data are from the 1980-92 Consumer Expenditure Diruy Surveys prepared by the Bureau' of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor.
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