Catalan family expenditure drops by 3.37% in 2009

Transportation, clothing and footwear are the products that have seen the greatest drop. The family expenditure figures reflect the state of household economies in the context of the economic crisis: high unemployment rates and high levels of private debt.

CNA / Roger Pi

October 28, 2010 11:52 PM

Barcelona (ACN).- According to data released by the Spanish National Institute of Statistics (INE), total family expenditure in Catalan homes dropped by 3.37% in 2009, compared to 2008 levels. The decrease in Catalonia is larger than the Spanish average, which is a decrease of 3%. The average expenditure in Catalan homes was 33,344 euros per year, also higher than the Spanish average of 30,411 euros. The expenditure per person in Catalonia is 12 points higher than the rest of Spain.

Catalan homes spent almost 93,000 million euros in 2009 on products related to transport, clothing, footwear, furniture and food. Last year the expenditure was 95,000 millions.

Transport is the group of products that has experienced the greatest drop in Spain (-14.9%). Expenditure on clothing and footwear decreased by 8.3% and on home furniture and equipment by 6%.