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2013 Esri US Consumer Spending Data Methodology Statement

This white paper details Esri's methodology for Consumer Spending data.

Esri has combined the latest Consumer Expenditure Surveys (CEX), 2010-2011, from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to estimate current spending patterns. The continuing surveys include a Diary Survey for daily purchases and an Interview Survey for general purchases. The Diary Survey represents record keeping by consumer units for two consecutive weeklong periods.

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