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Research: How much money do Belarusians spend for food?

How much money do Belarusians spend for food?

The share of foodstuffs in consumer spending mix is an important indicator of life quality in different countries.

A recent research by the International Labor Organization showed that in many countries people spend about 70 percent of their earnings for food. In Belarus the picture looks quite favorable, even after last year’s economic collapses. A household living standarts survey conducted in the second quarter of 2012 revealed that 45.6 percent of expenditures was for foodstuffs. An average household spends another 34.9 percent for non-foods and 16.8 percent to pay for various services. By the way, spendings of urban and rural residents are different.

Sausages and steamed meat account for 13.3 percent of total food expenses, bread and bakery products – for 7.2 percent, vegetables -- for 7.1 percent. These are followed by fruit and berries (6.6 percent), poultry (6.3 percent), sugar and confectionery (5.5 percent). About 4.9 percent of total food expenses account for pork, 4.6 percent -- for fish and seafood, 4 percent -- for tea, coffe and cocoa, 4 percent -- for milk, and another 3.5 percent – for bread and pastry.

The structure of household consumption spending (percent).

  

Cities and towns

Rural areas

Consumer spending

100

100

Foods

45.1

47.4

Alcoholic beverages

2.5

3.5

Non-food products:

Clothing and Footwear 

Personal use items

Cultural and household goods 

Payment for services:

Housing

Medicine and health

Education services 

Cultural entertainments, sports and travelling

Public transport

Communication

34.7 

10.1

2.3 

4.8 

17.7

3.9

1.3

1.0 

1.9

2.2

3.2

35.5 

9.8

1.7

5.8 

13.6

3.8

0.7

0.9

0.4

1.5

3.1

Household food expenses

  

Food expenses

100

100

Bread and bakery

12.0

17.4

Milk and dairy products

18.2

17.3

Meat and meat products

34.0

30.2

Fish and fish products

4.4

5.0

Vegetable oil, margarine

1.7

2.2

Potatoes

0.6

0.2

Vegetables

7.3

6.6

Sugar and confectionery

5.3

6.5

 

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