The table below gives information on consumer spending on different items in five different countries in 2002.
The provided table compares data on consumer expenditure on different products and services in five countries in 2002.
It is noticeable that food, drinks, and tobacco was the category accounting for the largest proportion of spending in each country while the opposite was true for leisure and education. Also, Italy was the leading consumer in clothing and footwear and the percentages of spending for other categories were highest in Turkey.
Regarding food, drinks, and tobacco, the proportion of consumer expenditure was highest in Turkey, at 32%, followed by Ireland, at 28.91%. The figures for the other three countries did not exceed 18.8 %, with Sweden being the lowest, at 15.77%.
Turkey also had the largest percentage of spending in leisure and education, at 4.35% while the figures for the remaining countries were lower than 3.3%. In regards to clothing and footwear, Italy recorded the highest figure, at 6.63% whereas the percentage in Sweden was lowest, at 5.40%. The figures for Ireland, Spain, and Turkey stood at around 6.5%.