Table 3-15: 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 2007 2008 (R) 2009 (R) 2010 (R) 2011 2012
Total expenditures 331,795 443,811 648,301 1,033,788 1,755,826 2,717,608 3,835,453 3,980,073 4,236,891 4,483,594 4,750,806 4,987,280 5,273,608 5,570,626 5,918,488 6,342,784 6,830,371 7,148,807 7,439,191 7,804,120 8,270,574 8,803,526 9,300,999 9,772,270 10,035,524 9,845,903 10,215,722 10,729,044 11,120,865
Transportation 40,765 56,529 76,503 124,390 226,486 357,415 442,931 418,274 451,285 485,332 528,231 554,064 598,935 641,818 669,157 730,472 798,408 814,097 818,351 857,024 909,136 977,950 1,006,969 1,049,915 1,029,701 879,208 960,475 1,079,404 1,137,904
Transportation as a percent of total expenditures 12.3 12.7 11.8 12.0 12.9 13.2 11.5 10.5 10.7 10.8 11.1 11.1 11.4 11.5 11.3 11.5 11.7 11.4 11.0 11.0 11.0 11.1 10.8 10.7 10.3 8.9 9.4 10.1 10.2
Food and beverage 83,041 101,623 145,130 225,387 360,888 477,253 653,911 676,347 690,778 712,079 740,777 760,464 789,277 819,336 849,515 895,149 947,583 980,935 1,007,790 1,051,696 1,112,042 1,178,399 1,244,390 1,311,705 1,364,646 1,349,561 1,391,651 1,481,135 1,542,716
Clothing and footwear 29,263 36,483 49,945 71,433 108,834 154,300 206,959 210,436 223,024 230,952 239,687 244,146 252,712 262,012 273,015 287,050 297,319 294,337 295,168 301,732 314,560 330,197 344,150 352,696 347,973 333,221 347,944 366,070 383,419
Communication 5,206 7,535 11,606 19,955 31,796 53,104 70,093 73,870 81,142 85,767 93,263 98,942 108,317 120,106 130,593 144,727 162,067 171,320 177,468 182,906 189,145 193,774 206,821 220,892 230,733 229,042 236,973 246,738 248,122
Final consumption expenditures of nonprofit institutions serving  households 5,276 7,192 11,089 18,050 31,888 50,346 79,614 84,245 92,343 94,622 102,369 107,170 115,715 112,248 130,995 145,407 165,368 186,204 205,005 211,261 209,375 211,707 239,977 253,916 284,586 279,508 279,656 291,943 302,414
Health 20,363 31,977 56,849 102,717 195,473 345,323 583,724 638,374 700,443 741,681 779,896 826,007 868,312 919,880 979,652 1,033,334 1,109,594 1,209,403 1,317,080 1,405,726 1,507,478 1,605,141 1,694,544 1,798,389 1,884,926 1,966,741 2,044,121 2,154,979 2,239,749
Household operationa 26,179 34,706 46,617 67,805 110,737 155,993 200,559 199,109 209,398 221,891 238,616 251,692 263,723 277,270 296,846 319,652 342,492 351,096 363,539 374,666 397,011 418,712 436,491 442,549 432,927 402,692 410,151 429,586 451,059
Housing, utilities, and fuels 60,525 80,999 113,786 184,843 327,026 513,995 709,115 747,817 783,331 826,866 879,204 926,774 975,497 1,023,141 1,076,806 1,137,399 1,214,461 1,303,244 1,349,054 1,410,568 1,480,247 1,602,565 1,706,759 1,777,943 1,856,981 1,892,179 1,914,192 1,954,464 1,987,750
Financial services and insurance 13,551 19,394 31,071 54,014 95,599 180,539 253,218 281,979 311,759 341,016 349,027 364,689 393,631 431,297 469,649 514,234 569,962 562,791 576,166 602,466 651,686 698,429 732,625 790,290 806,980 741,766 796,272 807,054 828,644
Recreation 19,711 28,891 47,017 77,053 127,440 207,163 314,746 326,272 346,841 378,423 413,996 449,768 481,538 509,502 545,957 593,596 639,851 655,708 680,923 715,487 770,558 817,675 872,003 918,690 923,517 880,975 907,009 952,031 997,737
Education 3,360 5,465 9,914 15,886 25,443 41,172 65,958 70,561 76,442 81,086 86,364 92,304 99,627 107,120 115,244 123,931 134,291 143,615 149,527 159,889 169,844 181,884 194,636 208,616 222,236 233,796 249,889 265,918 279,938
Foreign travel, net 2,121 2,858 4,514 4,445 3,540 7,742 -7,673 -15,219 -19,951 -20,662 -17,497 -21,462 -24,511 -21,506 -13,739 -13,798 -13,328 -7,409 -5,148 -499 639 43 3,755 -3,191 -16,249 -11,643 -16,272 -23,835 -28,641
Other 22,433 30,157 44,263 67,808 110,675 173,267 262,297 268,009 290,055 304,538 316,871 332,720 350,833 368,398 394,794 431,633 462,303 483,468 504,265 531,194 558,851 587,048 617,874 649,863 666,565 668,857 693,661 723,560 750,046
Disposable Personal Income (DPI) 365,200 497,800 735,500 1,187,300 2,002,700 3,079,300 4,254,000 4,444,900 4,736,700 4,921,600 5,184,300 5,457,000 5,759,600 6,074,600 6,498,900 6,803,300 7,327,200 7,648,500 8,009,700 8,377,800 8,889,400 9,277,300 9,915,700 10,423,600 11,024,500 10,722,400 11,127,100 11,549,300 11,931,200
Transportation as a percent of DPI 11.2 11.4 10.4 10.5 11.3 11.6 10.4 9.4 9.5 9.9 10.2 10.2 10.4 10.6 10.3 10.7 10.9 10.6 10.2 10.2 10.2 10.5 10.2 10.1 9.3 8.2 8.6 9.3 9.5

KEY: R = revised.

a Includes furnishings, household equipment, and routine household maintenance.

NOTES

Numbers may not add to totals due to rounding.

The categories have been revised due to the Comprehensive Benchmark revision by the source in 2010, thus this table is not comparable to the 2009 and earlier editions.

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 Mar. 19, 2013.

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 Mar. 19, 2013.