The food dollar series measures annual expenditures by U.S. consumers on domestically produced food.
This data series is composed of three primary series—the marketing bill series, the industry group series, and the primary factor series—that shed light on different aspects of the food supply chain. The three series show three different ways to split up the same food dollar.
All statistics are reported as a percentage of an average annual food dollar expenditure (see Glossary). Data are available from 1993 to 2011 and will be updated annually. The principal data source of the food dollar series is released every even-numbered year (see Inter-industry relationships (Input/Output matrix). For interim (odd-numbered) years such as 2011, preliminary estimates of all the nominal food dollar series are reported based on a secondary data source (see Industry Economic Accounts: Input-Output Accounts). On the following even-numbered year, the preliminary estimates are revised and one additional year of data is added (see Documentation).