How much are households in Europe spending on food? 


Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union, published stats showing how much people of the European countries are spending on food.

In 2017, households in the European Union (EU) spent 12.2 % of their total consumption expenditure on ‘food and non-alcoholic beverages’.

This is the third most important category of household expenditure after ‘housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuels’, which accounted for 24.2 % of household expenditure, and ‘transport’, which accounted for 13.0 %.

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The Member States with more than 20 % of their total household consumption expenditure attributed to food and non-alcoholic beverages were Romania (27.8 %), Lithuania (21.6 %) and Estonia (20.3 %). In contrast, there were four Member States where the shares were less than 10 %, namely Austria (9.9 %), Ireland (9.2 %), Luxembourg (8.9 %) and the United Kingdom (8.2 %).

Source: Eurostat

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