2012 Methodology Statement: Consumer Spending Database
This white paper details Esri's methodology for Consumer Spending data.
Esri has combined the latest Consumer Expenditure Surveys (CEX), 2006–2007, 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 week-long periods.