Civilian Consumer Expenditures for Farm Foods: 1970 to 2005

Added By Infochimps

The Statistical Abstract files are distributed by the US Census Department as Microsoft Excel files. These files have data mixed with notes and references, multiple tables per sheet, and, worst of all, the table headers are not easily matched to their rows and columns.

A few files had extraneous characters in the title. These were corrected to be consistent. A few files have a sheet of crufty gibberish in the first slot. The sheet order was shuffled but no data were changed.

The tables that were changed (this is table 813):

0166 0257 0362 0429 0445 0446 0459 0461 0462 0464 0465 0466 0467
0469 0479 0480 0481 0482 0483 0484 0485 0486 0487 0559 0628 0629
1144 1227 1231

This dataset consists of a table of 35 rows and 38 columns.

In billions of dollars, except percent (110.6 represents $110,600,000,000). Excludes imported and nonfarm foods, such as coffee and seafood, as well as food consumed by the military, or exported


  1. The difference between expenditures for domestic farm-originated
    food products and the farm value or payment farmers received for
    the equivalent farm products.
  2. Food primarily purchased from retail food stores for use at
  3. Covers employee wages and salaries, and their health and welfare
    benefits. Also includes imputed earnings of proprietors, partners,
    and family workers not receiving stated remuneration.
  4. Excludes local hauling.


Public Domain (Government Work)

This dataset was prepared by the government and is therefore in the public domain. There are no restrictions upon its use.