5-1 U.S. GDP by Spending Category: 2011 (Table)

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percent of GDP

Category Billions of dollars Percent
Education 1,069 7
Transportation 1,466 10
Food 1,517 10
Healthcare 2,396 16
Housing 2,771 18
Othera 5,857 39
Total 15,076  

aIncludes all other categories (e.g. entertainment, personal care products and services, and payments to pension plans).

Source: U.S. Department of Transportation, Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, National Transportation Statistics, table 3-9, available at www.bts.gov as of October 2013.