Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Washington Food Expenditures

Trying to calculate how much Washington State citizens spend on food I compiled and created these quick stats:

U.S. total annual food expenditures per capita (2008 dollars): $3,888
Source: US GAO report,” U.S. Agriculture: Retail Food Prices Grew Faster Than the Prices Farmers Received for Agricultural Commodities, but Economic Research Has Not Established That Concentration Has Affected These Trends”, GAO-09-746R June 30, 2009, http://www.gao.gov/products/GAO-09-746R, viewed Jan 20, 2010

Washington State Population: 6,549,224
Source: 2008 US Census

Total food expenditures for Washington citizens: $25,463,382,912

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