Small rise in spending on food away from home in 2000
May 30, 2002
Spending on food away from home rose 1.0 percent in 2000. This was the smallest increase in such expenditures in several years.
The modest increase in food-away-from-home expenditures in 2000 was preceded by increases of 4.2 percent in 1999, 5.7 percent in 1998, and 5.4 percent in 1997.
Overall, spending on food rose 2.5 percent in 2000, following an increase of 4.6 percent in 1999. Expenditures on food at home were up 3.6 percent in 2000, after rising 4.9 percent in 1999.
The Consumer Expenditure Survey is the source of these data. Find out more in "Consumer Expenditures in 2000" (PDF 215K), Issues in Labor Statistics, BLS Report 958.
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