Consumers spend more on apparel in 1999
June 28, 2001
Consumers increased spending on apparel by 4.1 percent on average in 1999. This followed consecutive years of decreased spending in 1997
(-1.3 percent) and in 1998 (-3.2 percent).
Increases of 5.5 percent in spending for men's and boys' clothing, 7.8 percent for footwear, and 10 percent for other apparel products and services offset an 8.2-percent decrease in clothing for children under 2, and a small 0.6-percent increase for women's and girls' clothing. The "other apparel products and services" category includes expensive items such as watches and jewelry, as well as items such as laundry and dry cleaning, and is subject to fluctuation from one year to the next.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Consumers spend more on apparel in 1999 on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2001/june/wk4/art04.htm (visited July 02, 2015).
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