2014 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), 2011-2012, 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.