HC Deb 15 March 1994 vol 239 cc605-6W
Sir Ralph Howell

To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what was the net disposable income per person in pound sterling in(a) the United Kingdom, (b) the USA, (c) the European Union, (d) Japan, (e) Germany and (f) France at the latest available date; and what was the expenditure on food (i) as a percentage of net disposable income and (ii) in pound sterling.

Mr. Jack

The following broadly comparable information is available for 1991.

Household expenditure per person1 Expenditure on food per person Expenditure on food as a percentage of household expenditure
£ £ Percentage
United Kingdom 6,207 766 12
USA 28,423 831 10
European Union 6,377 1,095 18
Japan 8,555 1,162 14
Germany 7,397 3 1,453 20
France 7,187 1,162 16
1Final consumption expenditure of resident households.
2Includes expenditure by private non-profit-making institutions.

3Includes alcoholic drink and meals out.

Source: EUROSTAT National Accounts ESA 1970 to 1991.

OECD National Accounts 1979 to 1991.

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