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What America Buys and Sells

AMERICA What The United States may be an economic superpower, but what does that mean for the average American? Take a look at how the average household spends money, plus, check out the top goods and services we export. Buys & Sells American household Of ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES Doritos Here's a breakdown of what the average American household bought based on government data for October 2012. The categories below are not comprehensive, and percentage breakdowns can vary greatly per household. Wocho Chcese Americans spent 0.08% on buying food from vending spurchased~ less than half are purchased Americans spend 0.14% on bacon, breakfast sausage and related products, which is about the same percentage spent on ice cream and related products. and consumed at bars and machines and other establishments. mobile vendors. Potatoes are the most popular fresh vegetable (0.079%) followed by tomatoes (0.076%). Cereals and cereal products Dairy and related products Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage materials Groceries: 8.5% 1.2% 1.9% 0.9% 1.3% 0.9% 2.3% Restaurants, Delis: 5.7% Meats, poultry, fish and eggs Fruits and Other food vegetables at home Alcohol: 0.9% Tobacco: 8% • Doctors, Dentists: 3% • TV, Music: 6% • Drugs: 1.6% • Movies, Gym, Concerts: 1.7% • Hospitals, Nursing Homes: • Pets: 1.1% 1.7% • Sports: 0.5% • Books, Magazines, Newspapers: 0.2% • Hardware: 0.7% • Child Care: • Cars: 5% 0.8% • Gasoline: 6% • School • Car Parts, Tuition: 0.4% Maintenance: 1.1% • College • Public Transport: 1.2% Tuition: 1.7% • Women's/ Girls' Clothes: 1.5% • Men's / Boys Clothes: 0.9% • Shoes: 0.7% • Rent, Mortgages: 31% • Furniture, Household: 3.3% • Utilities: 3.9% 1949 Vs. 2012 Key 1949 2012 40% 15.1% 3.2% 7.1% 6.7% 10.6% 5% 6% 7.3% 17.5% 26.1% 40.7% 11.7% 3% Food Medical Other Recreation Transport. Housing Apparel Exported Goods: $1.498 trillion total -- Exported Services: $605 billion total WHO'S BUYING from THEU.S.? Canada: $281 billion Top export bought: Vehicle parts Mexico: $198 billion Top export bought: Petroleum China: $104 billion Top export bought: Soybeans Japan: $66 billion Top export bou ght: Civilian aircraft United Kingdom: $56 billion In 2011, U.S. exports were worth $2.1 trillion. Here's the breakdown: Top export bought: Gold Passenger Fares Other Transport Military Related Services Foods, Feeds, Beverages Other Goods Industrial Supplies Other Private Services Capital Goods • Royalties and Licensing Fees Automotive Vehicles Travel U.S. Government Misc. Services Consumer Goods Sources: npr.org | bls.gov Accounting Degree com Information provided by: http://www.accountingdegree.com/ c OO0 You ara free: to Share – to copy, distrbuta and transmit the work BY NG INE Selling Buying %24 Food Medical Education Recreation Transportation Housing Apparel

What America Buys and Sells

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The United States may be an economic superpower, but what does that mean for the average American? Take a look at how the average household spends money, plus, check out the top goods and services we export.

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