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 (R) 2005 (R) 2006 (R) 2007 2008
Total expenditures 331,725 443,779 648,465 1,034,394 1,757,133 2,720,305 3,839,937 3,986,066 4,235,265 4,477,887 4,743,286 4,975,787 5,256,832 5,547,400 5,879,483 6,282,474 6,739,378 7,055,038 7,350,721 7,703,630 8,195,862 8,694,112 9,207,208 9,710,167 10,057,919
Transportation 42,843 59,375 81,462 132,364 238,939 377,667 471,680 447,265 483,158 520,812 567,305 594,576 641,805 685,203 717,973 785,045 853,428 872,366 882,220 921,716 976,481 1,051,038 1,089,025 1,138,023 1,134,744
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 11.9 12.1 11.8 11.7 11.3
Food and tobacco 89,200 108,802 154,566 238,278 376,837 498,389 677,767 699,912 717,333 740,551 767,914 790,057 820,099 850,049 888,719 944,768 1,003,707 1,051,956 1,091,058 1,134,005 1,200,612 1,269,508 1,347,218 1,422,511 1,495,971
Clothing, accessories, and jewelry 32,742 41,384 57,640 85,619 132,272 188,265 261,481 263,532 280,903 293,369 306,289 314,492 327,199 337,431 356,260 379,584 396,953 397,137 406,988 418,784 441,470 464,465 492,577 511,884 516,243
Personal care 5,568 8,103 11,512 16,067 25,482 38,762 56,948 58,494 61,968 64,437 68,098 72,781 77,005 82,869 86,178 89,451 93,372 94,524 96,731 100,404 106,683 111,857 115,883 120,366 125,378
Housing 48,151 65,426 94,075 147,710 256,171 412,710 597,939 631,114 658,466 683,886 726,142 764,386 800,092 842,613 894,612 948,412 1,006,456 1,073,711 1,123,113 1,161,807 1,226,784 1,298,735 1,388,745 1,460,879 1,513,655
Household operation 46,708 62,056 84,846 135,671 233,326 343,603 433,288 444,277 466,032 497,475 529,581 553,478 586,609 616,249 641,849 675,208 719,278 740,318 747,402 781,120 822,363 875,256 922,236 959,502 986,623
Medical care 22,209 34,710 61,293 109,892 209,618 376,388 635,133 692,866 761,108 808,997 853,318 904,963 950,741 1,002,794 1,069,376 1,130,846 1,218,341 1,327,310 1,441,209 1,556,533 1,670,169 1,781,019 1,888,428 2,007,984 2,112,297
Personal business 14,118 20,101 31,785 54,909 95,229 177,525 250,859 279,658 306,656 329,982 336,123 349,561 376,036 412,925 446,055 491,581 539,098 536,516 546,991 559,661 610,938 646,010 680,895 740,962 777,590
Recreation 18,492 26,856 43,104 70,541 117,481 189,717 290,166 301,980 321,319 351,014 383,372 418,151 448,367 474,475 505,798 546,067 585,712 604,024 629,877 659,897 707,805 745,323 796,745 840,959 861,469
Education and research 4,376 7,006 12,695 20,610 33,481 53,880 83,700 89,269 96,036 101,480 107,281 114,346 122,650 129,682 140,028 150,488 163,771 178,077 190,180 203,095 212,789 226,328 240,918 257,269 275,700
Religious and welfare activities 5,198 7,102 10,973 18,287 34,757 55,657 88,651 92,918 102,283 106,467 115,250 120,356 130,464 134,234 145,962 154,478 172,284 186,470 200,090 207,142 218,955 224,504 240,603 252,716 268,500
Foreign travel and other, net 2,121 2,858 4,514 4,445 3,540 7,742 -7,673 -15,219 -19,998 -20,582 -17,386 -21,361 -24,233 -21,125 -13,327 -13,453 -13,022 -7,373 -5,137 -536 811 67 3,934 -2,888 -10,249
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 8,680,900 9,062,000 9,640,700 10,170,500 10,643,300
Transportation as a percent of DPI 11.7 11.9 11.1 11.1 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 11.2 11.6 11.3 11.2 10.7

KEY: R = revised.

SOURCES:
DPI: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis, National Income and Product Accounts Tables, table 2.1, available at http://www.bea.gov/national/nipaweb/SelectTable.asp?Selected=N#S2 as of April 16, 2009.
All except DPI: Ibid., National Income and Product Accounts Tables, table 2.3.5u, available at http://www.bea.gov/national/nipaweb/nipa_underlying/SelectTable.asp as of April 16, 2009.