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Consumer spending patterns, 2008–2010

October 06, 2011

Amounts spent for selected expenditure components varied over the 3-year period from 2008 to 2010.

Average annual consumer expenditures for selected components, 20082010
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Spending changes included:

These data come from the Consumer Expenditure Survey. To learn more, see "Consumer Expenditures — 2010" (HTML) (PDF), news release USDL-11-1395. Consumer units include families, single persons living alone or sharing a household with others but who are financially independent, or two or more persons living together who share expenses.


Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Consumer spending patterns, 2008–2010 on the Internet at (visited April 30, 2016).


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