Food Consumption, Prices, and Expenditures, 1996: Annual Data, 1970-94

This report presents historical data on food consumption, prices, expenditures, and U.S. income and population. In 1994, each American consumed, on average, 63 pounds more of commercially grown vegetables than in 1970; 63 pounds more of grain products; 49 pounds more of fruit; 25 pounds more of caloric sweeteners; 16 pounds more of total red meat, poultry, and fish (boneless, trimmed equivalent); 15 pounds more of cheese; 14 pounds more of added fats and oils; 4 gallons more of beer; 71 few6r eggs; 12 gallons less of coffee, and 7 gallons less of milk. Food price5, as measured by the Consumer Price Index (CPI), increased 2.4 percent in 1994. This increase was less than the overall increase in the CPI for the fourth consecutive year. Americans spent $647 billion for food in 1994 and another $86 billion for alcoholic beverages. Away-from-home meals and snacks captured 47 percent of the U.S. food dollar in 1994, up from 39 percent in 1980 and 34 percent in 1970. The percentage of disposable personal income spent on food declined from 13.9 percent in 1970 to 11.4 percent in 1994.


Issue Date:
1996-04
Publication Type:
Report
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/154896
Total Pages:
162
Series Statement:
SB 928




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