Table 3-12: Personal Expenditures by Category

Table 3-12: Personal Expenditures by Category

(Current $ millions)

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  1960 1965 1970 1975 1980 1985 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
Total expenditures 331,700 443,800 648,500 1,034,400 1,757,100 2,720,300 3,839,900 3,986,100 4,235,300 4,477,900 4,743,300 4,975,800 5,256,800 5,547,400 5,879,500 6,282,500 6,739,400 7,055,000 7,350,700 7,703,600 (R) 8,195,900 (R) 8,707,800 9,224,500
Transportation 42,800 59,400 81,500 132,400 238,900 377,700 471,700 447,300 483,200 520,800 567,300 594,600 641,800 685,200 718,000 785,000 853,400 872,400 882,200 921,700 (R) 976,500 (R) 1,049,900 1,093,400
Transportation as a percent of total expenditures 12.9 13.4 12.6 12.8 13.6 13.9 12.3 11.2 11.4 11.6 12.0 11.9 12.2 12.4 12.2 12.5 12.7 12.4 12.0 12.0 (R) 11.9 (R) 12.1 11.9
Food and tobacco 89,200 108,800 154,600 238,300 376,800 498,400 677,800 699,900 717,300 740,600 767,900 790,100 820,100 850,000 888,700 944,800 1,003,700 1,052,000 1,091,100 1,134,000 (R) 1,200,600 (R) 1,273,500 1,351,600
Clothing, accessories, and jewelry 32,700 41,400 57,600 85,600 132,300 188,300 261,500 263,500 280,900 293,400 306,300 314,500 327,200 337,400 356,300 379,600 397,000 397,100 407,000 418,800 (R) 441,500 (R) 464,100 491,100
Personal care 5,600 8,100 11,500 16,100 25,500 38,800 56,900 58,500 62,000 64,400 68,100 72,800 77,000 82,900 86,200 89,500 93,400 94,500 96,700 100,400 (R) 106,700 (R) 111,900 115,700
Housing 48,200 65,400 94,100 147,700 256,200 412,700 597,900 631,100 658,500 683,900 726,100 764,400 800,100 842,600 894,600 948,400 1,006,500 1,073,700 1,123,100 1,161,800 (R) 1,226,800 (R) 1,298,700 1,381,300
Household operation 46,700 62,100 84,800 135,700 233,300 343,600 433,300 444,300 466,000 497,500 529,600 553,500 586,600 616,200 641,800 675,200 719,300 740,300 747,400 781,100 (R) 822,400 (R) 878,100 923,400
Medical care 22,200 34,700 61,300 109,900 209,600 376,400 635,100 692,900 761,100 809,000 853,300 905,000 950,700 1,002,800 1,069,400 1,130,800 1,218,300 1,327,300 1,441,200 1,556,500 (R) 1,670,200 (R) 1,782,100 1,899,800
Personal business 14,100 20,100 31,800 54,900 95,200 177,500 250,900 279,700 306,700 330,000 336,100 349,600 376,000 412,900 446,100 491,600 539,100 536,500 547,000 559,700 (R) 610,900 (R) 651,500 691,900
Recreation 18,500 26,900 43,100 70,500 117,500 189,700 290,200 302,000 321,300 351,000 383,400 418,100 448,400 474,500 505,800 546,100 585,700 604,000 629,900 659,900 (R) 707,800 (R) 746,900 791,100
Education and research 4,400 7,000 12,700 20,600 33,500 53,900 83,700 89,300 96,000 101,500 107,300 114,300 122,600 129,700 140,000 150,500 163,800 178,100 190,200 203,100 (R) 212,800 (R) 225,900 239,600
Religious and welfare activities 5,200 7,100 11,000 18,300 34,800 55,700 88,700 92,900 102,300 106,500 115,300 120,400 130,500 134,200 146,000 154,500 172,300 186,500 200,100 207,100 (R) 219,000 (R) 225,100 241,300
Foreign travel and other, net 2,100 2,900 4,500 4,400 3,500 7,700 -7,700 -15,200 -20,000 -20,600 -17,400 -21,400 -24,200 -21,100 -13,300 -13,500 -13,000 -7,400 -5,100 -500 (R) 800 (R) 100 4,100
Disposable Personal Income (DPI) 365,400 498,100 735,700 1,187,400 2,009,000 3,109,300 4,285,800 4,464,300 4,751,400 4,911,900 5,151,800 5,408,200 5,688,500 5,988,800 6,395,900 6,695,000 7,194,000 7,486,800 7,830,100 8,162,500 (R) 8,680,900 (R) 9,092,000 9,629,100
Transportation as a percent of DPI 11.7 11.9 11.1 11.2 11.9 12.1 11.0 10.0 10.2 10.6 11.0 11.0 11.3 11.4 11.2 11.7 11.9 11.7 11.3 11.3 (R) 11.2 (R) 11.5 11.4

KEY: R = revised.

SOURCES

DPI: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis, National Income and Product Accounts Tables, table 2.1, Internet site http://www.bea.gov/bea/dn/nipaweb/index.asp, as of Nov. 20, 2007.

All except DPI: Ibid., National Income and Product Accounts Tables, table 2.5.5, Internet site http://www.bea.gov/bea/dn/nipaweb/index.asp as of Nov. 20, 2007.