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Americans’ budget shares devoted to food have flattened in recent years

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Americans’ budget shares devoted to food have flattened in recent years
Between 1960 and 2007, the share of disposable personal income spent on total food by Americans fell from 17.5 to 9.6 percent, driven by a declining share of income spent on food at home. During the 2007-09 recession, the shares of income spent on total food and its at-home and away-from-home components leveled off as incomes stagnated. In 2013, Americans spent 5.6 percent of their disposable personal incomes on food at home and 4.3 percent on food away from home.

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Last updated: Tuesday, November 25, 2014

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