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Nearly a third of the U.S. food dollar is spent on eating out services

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Nearly a third of the U.S. food dollar is spent on eating out services
For a typical dollar spent in 2012 by U.S. consumers on domestically produced food, including both grocery store and eating out purchases, 31.1 cents went to pay for services provided by foodservice establishments, 15.8 cents to food processors, and 13 cents to food retailers. At 5.6 cents, energy costs per food dollar are up 27 percent since 2009, but still below the 6.8 cents that energy costs contributed in 2008.    

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Last updated: Tuesday, November 25, 2014

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