More than one-third of the U.S. food dollar spent on eating-out services in 2022
For a typical dollar spent in 2022 by U.S. consumers on domestically produced food, including both grocery store and eating-out purchases, 34.1 cents went to foodservice establishments such as restaurants and other eating-out places. For the remainder of the food dollar, retail trade (12.4 cents) decreased to its lowest share since 1995 and wholesale trade (10.7 cents) decreased to its lowest share since 2011. Food processing (14.4 cents) also decreased to its lowest share since at least 1993, the first year recorded in the series.
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