The table compares the consumption of food/drinks/tobacco, clothing/footwear and leisure/education in European countries in 2002.
Overall, food/drinks/tobacco occupied the largest proportion of domestic consumer expenditure, followed by clothing stuffs and leisure/education in all countries surveyed.
As clearly seen,an overwhelming over 30% of domestic consumption belonged to food/drinks/tobacco in Turkey, which was the highest figures compared with the other countries. In contrast, Swedish spent least money on the stuffs, which was a half as large as that of Turkish.
Regarding to Clothing & Footwear, the proportions which was occupied of the category were all less than 10%, recording Italy as the largest consumer with 9 %. In comparison, Sweden still experienced the lowest amount of money spent on clothing/footwear with a tiny 5.40%.
In comparison with the other categories, the expenditure on leisure/education was lowest in any surveyed countries. While Turkish remained their’s position as the largest users of those recreational and educational services, Spain boosted the smallest consumer of those services among 5 countries with a minor 1.98%.