Technical Bulletin No. (TB-1948) 72 pp

September 2018

Measuring the Value of the U.S. Food System: Revisions to the Food Expenditure Series

ERS researchers updated methods and sources used in the Food Expenditure Series, which tracks annual and monthly trends in the U.S. food system, revising estimates back to 1997, introducing "advance" estimates, and establishing a release timetable.

For the data behind the report, see the Food Expenditure Series.

Keywords: Food Expenditure Series, household food expenditures, food away from home (FAFH), food at home (FAH), full-service restaurants, limited-service restaurants, grocery stores, convenience stores, supercenters and warehouse clubs, monthly food expenditures, U.S. food system, source data, methodology

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Last updated: Thursday, September 20, 2018

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