Personal Consumption Expenditures for Recreation:

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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 1206):

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 27 rows and 17 columns.

In billions of dollars (290.2 represents $290,200,000,000), except percent. Represents market value of purchases of goods and services by individuals and nonprofit institutions


  1. See Table 655.
  2. Includes boats and pleasure aircraft.
  3. Except athletic.
  4. Consists of admissions to professional and amateur athletic
    events and to racetracks, including horse, dog, and auto.
  5. Consists of current expenditures (including consumption of fixed capital) of nonprofit
    clubs and fraternal organizations and dues and fees paid to proprietary clubs.
  6. Consists of billiard parlors; bowling alleys; dancing, riding,
    shooting, skating, and swimming places; amusement devices and
    parks; golf courses; sightseeing buses and guides; private flying
    operations; casino gambling and other commercial participant
  7. Consists of net receipts of lotteries and expenditures for
    purchases of pets and pet care services, cable TV, film processing,
    photographic studios, sporting and recreation camps, video cassette
    rentals, and recreational services, not elsewhere classified.


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