Rapid Reports Population and social conditions. HOUSEHOLD CONSUMPTION EXPENDITURE FOR EIGHT MEMBER STATES OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITY IN 1988.
In 1988, consumption expenditure of households in Belgium, Denmark, Spain, France, Greece, Ireland, Italy and Luxembourg reached on average 17931 ECU and 23642 PPS. The 1980s generated an unequal evolution of consumption, with a growth of disparities amongst countries and a decrease of income-related differentials within some of them. In 1988, households devoted the largest part of their budgets to food, housing and transport. Moreover, while the relative weight of food fell in a uniform manner, expenditures on health appeared particularly u
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