Spotlight on Statistics

May 2012

BLS Spotlight on Statistics: Fashion

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How Much Do Consumers Spend on Apparel?

Average annual expenditures on apparel, footwear, and related products and services, per household, 1985–2010
Item 1985 1990 1995 2000 2005 2010

Total

$1,419 $1,620 $1,703 $1,856 $1,886 $1,700

Men, 16 and over

303 324 329 344 349 304

Boys, 2 to 15

61 70 96 96 91 78

Women, 16 and over

499 586 559 607 633 562

Girls, 2 to 15

81 87 101 118 121 101

Children under 2

56 70 81 82 82 91

Footwear

184 225 278 343 320 303

Other apparel products and service

235 258 259 266 290 261

Source: Consumer Expenditure Survey | Chart

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