Consumer Expenditure Survey

Section 9, Part A - Clothing

Section 9, Part A deals with purchases of clothing for persons age 2 years old and older. IMPORTANT: The Census Bureau does not release to the Bureau of Labor Statistics any confidential information such as names and addresses. This information is only used during the course of the interview.

Since the first of the reference month, have you or has any member of your CU purchased any of the following items, for persons age 2 and over either for members of your CU or for someone outside your CU?
* Read each item on list.


  1. Coats, jackets or furs
  2. Sport coats or tailored jackets
  3. Suits
  4. Vests
  5. Sweaters or sweater sets
  6. Pants, jeans, or shorts
  7. Dresses
  8. Skirts
  9. Shirts, blouses, or tops
  10. Undergarments
  11. Hosiery
  12. Nightwear or loungewear
  13. Accessories
  14. Swimsuits or warm-up or ski suits
  15. Uniforms, for which the cost is not reimbursed
  16. Costumes
  17. Footwear


  18. None/No more items

For definitions Information Booklet »

What did you buy?

* Describe briefly the item purchased. [enter text] _____________

Was this (were these) purchased for someone inside or outside of your CU?

  1. Inside your CU
  2. Outside your CU

For whom was it purchased?
* Enter all that apply, separate with commas. [enter text] _______________

For whom was this purchased?
* Enter all age/sex categories that apply to the purchase, separate with commas.

  1. Male 16 and over
  2. Female 16 and over
  3. Male 2-15
  4. Female 2-15
  5. Children under 2 years old

* Enter name of person. [enter text] _______________

How many did you purchase?

* Enter number of identical items purchased.[enter value] _______________

When did you purchase it/them?[enter text] _______________

How much did it/they cost?[enter value] _______________

Did this include sales tax?

  1. Yes
  2. No

* Enter 'C' for a combined expense.

  1. C
  2. Not combined

What other clothing is combined with the item?

* Enter all that apply, separate with commas.

  1. Coats, jackets, or furs
  2. Sport coats or tailored jackets
  3. Suits
  4. Vests
  5. Sweaters or sweater sets
  6. Pants, jeans, or shorts
  7. Dresses
  8. Skirts
  9. Shirts, blouses, or tops
  10. Undergarments
  11. Hosiery
  12. Nightwear or loungewear
  13. Accessories
  14. Swimsuits or warm-up or ski suits
  15. Uniforms, for which the cost is not reimbursed
  16. Costumes
  17. Footwear
  18. Miscellaneous combined expense (unable to specify)

For definitions Information Booklet »

Did you purchase any other clothing?

  1. Yes
  2. No

End of Section 9A

Go to Section 9 Part B - Infants' Clothing, Watches, Jewelry, and Hairpieces »

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Last Modified Date: September 19, 2008

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