Household Spending: Who Spends How Much on What, 21st ed.

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Household Spending examines how much American households spend on hundreds of products and services by the demographics that count: age, income, household type, region of residence, race and Hispanic origin, and educational attainment.

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Looking for customers? Repositioning your products? Americans are spending money, but only those who are on top of the trends will know who the spenders are. The all-new 21st edition of Household Spending: Who Spends How Much on What reveals who spends and the products and services they buy. Included in the 21st edition is a look at the spending recovery of 2014 as well as the long decline from the peak-spending year of 2006 to the post-Great Recession low of 2013.

Widely praised when the first edition appeared in 1991, this unique resource gives you dollar-for-dollar answers to the questions Who buys? What do they buy? How much do they spend? It also gives you market shares and spending indexes, valuable additions to your research. Based on unpublished data collected by the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ 2014 Consumer Expenditure Survey—you can’t get this data online—Household Spending examines how much American households spend on hundreds of products and services by the demographics that count: age, income, household type, region of residence, race and Hispanic origin, and educational attainment. The individual products and services are organized into chapters on apparel; entertainment; financial products; food and alcohol; gifts; household operations; shelter and utilities; personal care, reading, education, and tobacco; and transportation.
INTENDED AUDIENCE: Marketers, advertisers, small businesses, large corporations, entrepreneurs, consultants, business students, and the libraries that serve them. It is a one-of-a-kind resource for those who need to understand the key to the American economy: household spending.

 

612 Pages Available in Hardcover / Paper / PDF Released: February 2017
Hardcover ISBN 978-1-940308-95-1, Paper ISBN 978-1-940308- 96-8, PDF ISBN: 978-1-940308-98-2

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Products and Services Analyzed

Products and Services Analyzed in Household Spending

accounting fees
admissions to entertainment events
admissions to movies, parks, museums
admissions to plays, theater, opera, concerts
admissions to sporting events
air conditioners
airline fares
alcoholic beverages
amusement park
apparel
apparel alteration
apples
appliance rental
appliance repair
appliances
applications, games, and ringtones for handheld devices
artificial sweeteners
athletic gear
audio equipment
audio tapes
auto rental
automobile service club

baby food
babysitting
bacon
bakery products
baking needs
bananas
bank service charges
bath products
bathroom linens
bedroom linen
beef
beer
bicycles
biscuits and rolls
blouses and tops
Blue Cross Blue Shield
board, including at school
boats
bologna
books
books and supplies for college
bottled water
boys’ apparel
bread
bread and cracker products
breakfast and brunch
bus fares, intercity
business equipment for home use
butter

cabinets
cable television service
cafeterias
cakes
calculators
campers, motorized
camping equipment
candy
car lease payments
carbonated drinks
cars
catered affairs
CDs
cellular phone service
cemetery lots, vaults, maintenance fees
cereal
charitable contributions
checking account
cheese
chewing gum
chicken
child support
china
cigarettes
cleaning supplies
cleansing and toilet tissue
closet and storage items
clothes dryer
clothing rental
clothing storage
coats
coffee
colas
cold cuts
college tuition
compact discs
computer hardware
computer information services
computer installation
computer repair
computer software
condiments
contact lenses
contributions
cookies
cooking oil
cooking stoves
cookware, nonelectric
cornmeal
cosmetics
costumes
crackers
cream
credit card memberships
cupcakes
curtains

dairy products
dating services
day care centers
decorative items for the home
delivery services
dental, services
deodorants
desserts
detergents
diesel fuel
digital book readers
dining room furniture
dining room linens
dinner
dinnerware
docking and landing fees
doughnuts
draperies
dresses
driver’s license
drugs
dry cleaning
dryers

education
eggs
electric floor-cleaning equipment
electrical work
electricity
elementary school
entertainment
exercise equipment
eye care services
eyeglasses

fast-food
fats and oils
fees and admissions to entertainment events
fees for recreational lessons
feminine hygiene products
finance charge
fireworks
fish and seafood
fishing equipment
flatware
floor coverings
flour
flowers
food at home
food away from home
food on trips
footwear
frankfurters
freezers
frozen meals
fruit
fruit juice
fuel oil
full-service
funeral expenses
furniture

gambling losses
game tables
games
garbage collection
garbage disposals
gasoline
gifts
giftwrap
girls’ apparel
glassware
global positioning devices
global positioning services
goat
gravies
gutters

hair accessories
hair care products
ham
hand tools
health care
health insurance
hearing aids
high school
hobbies
home equity
homeowner’s insurance
hosiery
hospital room and services
household services
household textiles
housekeeping services
housekeeping supplies
housing
housing while attending school
hunting equipment

ice cream
infants’ apparel
insulation
insurance
interest

jackets
jams and preserves
jewelry

kitchen appliances, small electric
kitchen furniture
kitchen linens
kitchenware, nonelectric

lab tests, X-rays
lamb
lamps, lighting fixtures, and ceiling fans
landscape maintenance
laundry
laundry and cleaning supplies
laundry, coin-operated
lawn and garden equipment
lawn and garden service
lawn and garden supplies
lease
legal fees
lettuce
life and other personal insurance
limousine service
liverwurst
living room chairs
living room tables
lodging on trips
long-term care insurance
lottery losses
luggage
lunch
lunch meats

magazines
maintenance
margarine
mass transit
material for making clothes
mattresses and springs
meals as pay
meats
medical equipment
medical services
medical supplies
Medicare, commercial supplements
men’s apparel
microwave ovens
milk
mortgage interest
motor boats
motor oil
motorcycles
movie
musical instruments and accessories
mutton

napkins
natural gas
newspapers
nonalcoholic beverages
nondairy cream and imitation milk
nonphysician health care professional services
nursery schools
nuts

occupational expenses
office furniture for home use
olives
online gaming services
oral hygiene products
orange juice
oranges
outboard motors
outdoor equipment
outdoor furniture
ovens

painting
pants
paper towels
parking
pasta
peanut butter
pensions
perfume
personal care appliances
personal care products
personal care services
personal digital audio players
pest
pet food
pet purchase, supplies, medicines
pet services
pets
phone cards
photo processing
photographer’s fees
photographic equipment
physician’s services
pickles
pies, tarts, turnovers
pillows
pinball and electronic video games
plants
playground equipment
plumbing
political
pork
portable memory
postage
potato chips
potatoes
poultry
power tools
preschool
professional dues
property management
property security
property taxes
public transportation

radio
range hoods
reading material
records
recreational expenses
recreational lessons
recreational vehicles
refrigerators and freezers
religious
relishes
rental of furniture
rental and repair of miscellaneous sports equipment
rental and repair of musical instruments
rental of medical equipment
rental of office equipment for nonbusiness use
rental of party supplies for catered affairs
rental of photographic equipment
rental of recreational vehicles
rental of television sets
rental of VCR, radio, and sound equipment
rental of video cassettes, tapes, discs, films
rentals of lawn and garden equipment
residential phone service
restaurants
retirement plans
reupholstering
rice,
roofing

safe deposit box rental
salad dressings
salads
salt
satellite dishes
satellite radio service
satellite television services
sauces
sausage
school bus
school tuition
seafood
seasonings
security services
septic tank cleaning
sewerage maintenance
sewing
shaving products
shellfish
shelter
ship fares
shirts
shoe repair
shorts
skirts
sleepwear
slipcovers
smoke alarms
smoking accessories
snacks
snowsuits
soaps
Social Security
social, recreation, and civic club memberships
sofas
sound equipment
soup
souvenirs
spices
sport coats
sporting events
sports equipment
sportswear
stamp and coin collecting
stationery
storage
storage items
stoves
streaming and downloaded audio
streaming and downloaded video
sugar
suits
sweaters
sweetrolls

tableware, non-electric kitchenware
tailoring
taxi
tea
telephones and accessories
television sets
tenant’s insurance
termite
theater
tire
tobacco
toilet tissue
tolls
tomatoes
tools
towing charges
toys
train fares
trash and garbage collection
trucks
tuition

underwear
uniforms
union dues
utilities
vacation clubs
vacation homes
VCRs and video disc players
vegetable juice
vegetables
vehicle finance charges
vehicle purchases
vehicle rental
vending machines
veterinary services
video cassettes, tapes, and discs
video game hardware
video game software
vitamins
vocational and technical school

wall units and cabinets
washing machines
watches
water and other public services
water and sewerage maintenance
water softening
water sports equipment
whiskey
wig
window coverings
wine
winter sports equipment
women’s apparel
wood
X-rays

Reviews

 “The editors have been meticulous in explaining their methodology and they give careful instruction on how to interpret the data. These pluses, along with the broad scope and in-depth data, make this title a useful, authoritative supplement to the Statistical Abstract of the United States.”
—American Reference Books Annual

“Comprehensive and clearly written.”
—Monthly Labor Review

“A unique reference source, the first time the valuable Consumer Expenditure Survey has been so readily accessible and easy to read.”
—Booklist/Reference Book Bulletin

“This all-new and completely updated 21st edition of “Household Spending: Who Spends How Much on What” reveals who spends and the products and services they buy. Included in this 21st edition is a look at the spending recovery of 2014 as well as the long decline from the peak-spending year of 2006 to the post-Great Recession low of 2013. This unique resource gives corporate executives and economists dollar-for-dollar answers to the questions: Who buys? What do they buy? How much do they spend? It also provides market shares and spending indexes. Based on unpublished data collected by the Bureau of Labor Statistics 2014 Consumer Expenditure Survey “Household Spending” is comprised of data that examines how much American households spend on hundreds of products and services by the demographics that count: age, income, household type, region of residence, race and Hispanic origin, and educational attainment. The individual products and services are organized into chapters on apparel; entertainment; financial products; food and alcohol; gifts; household operations; shelter and utilities; personal care, reading, education, and tobacco; and transportation. A part of the New Strategist Press ‘American Money’ series, “Household Spending is critically and unreservedly recommended for corporate, governmental, college, and university Contemporary Economics collections and supplemental studies reading lists.”
James A. Cox, Editor-in-Chief, Library Bookwatch: June 2017, Midwest Book Review