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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.

Percent change in average annual expenditures on food away from home, 1997-2000
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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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Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Small rise in spending on food away from home in 2000 on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2002/may/wk4/art03.htm (visited November 28, 2014).

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