Contains hundreds of data sets on consumer spending. Or browse their market research categories. View online and download as .xls.
- Statistical Abstract of the U.S.
Statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States. Available as pdf and download as .xls. See box below for print version.
- Household Spending: Who Spends How Much on What
Sample data include how much is spent on newspaper subscriptions and how much is spent on sporting events, nationally and by US region. Based on data collected by the Bureau of Labor Statistics' Consumer Expenditure Survey. In Park reference at HC110.C6 O34 2008
- The Value of a Dollar : Prices and Incomes in the United States, 1860-1999
If you're looking at how much consumers are spending historically, it can be helpful to also know the value of a dollar. Data includes the cost of a typewriter in 1917, the average consumer expenditure on clothing in 1945, and how much a camcorder cost in 1986. Call number: HB235.U6 V35 1999.
- Statistical Abstract of the United States
Print version (see box above for online version). Current edition has data from 2 years ago; older editions have older data for historical comparison. Call number HA202 .S72 in Reference.