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The table below gives information on consumer spending on different items in five different countries in 2002.
Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant.
Write at least 150 words.
Percentage of national consumer expenditure by category – 2002
Sample Answer 1
The given data represents the amount spent by consumers in Ireland, Italy, Spain, Sweden and Turkey in three categories in the year 2002. As is presented in the table data, People of those countries spent more on food and tobacco than they did on dresses, education and entertainment.
According to the given data, Turk people spent the highest percentage of foods and tobacco, one-third of their total expenses on consumer products. Irish people spent more than 28% on this category, while people from Italy, Spain and Sweden spent just over 15% on food and tobacco. For clothing and footwear, the people of these five countries spent around 5% to 9% of which Italian spent the highest percentage (9%).
Interestingly the expenditure on leisure activities and education was much less than the amount spent on food, tobacco and dresses. The highest amount spent on education and entertainment was done by Turkish people (4.35%), and the least amount spent was in Spain (1.98%). According to the data, no nation among the five spent more than 5% on education and leisure activities.
Sample Answer 2
The table given represents the amount spent by consumers in five different countries on different categories of items in 2002. As presented in the chart, people of Ireland, Italy, Spain, Sweden and Turkey consumed specific amounts of different items respectively as mentioned, such as food and tobacco, clothing and footwear and leisure and education.
Let’s analyse the data given table in detail. As is observed, Turkey consumed excessive amounts of food and tobacco, which constitutes the highest percentage of 32.14%. At the same time, Ireland was the second country that consumed a significantly high amount of food and tobacco (28.9%) while Italy, Spain and Sweden spent more than 15% respectively. On the other hand, all countries consumed less clothing and footwear. As is observed, 9% was the highest amount consumed on clothes & footwear by Italy consumers whereas Ireland, Spain, Sweden and Turkey expenditures were less than 5%.
Interestingly Turkey gave priority to leisure and education and spent significantly higher (4.35%), while at the same time Irish did not take an interest in leisure and education and spent only 2.21%.
In conclusion, Turkey gave priority to food and tobacco whereas Italy spent a substantial amount on clothing and footwear and lastly, Turkish gave priority to education and leisure and spent 4.35%.
[ Written by – Faisal Ali ]
Sample Answer 3
The table shows the figures for the proportion of money spent on different types of consumption in five countries in 2002.
There is evident that Turkey was the first ranked in terms of consumed money for leisure time and education and eating, drinking and smoking. By contrast, residents in Sweden spent the least money on food, drinks, tobacco, and wearing.
In Turkey, roughly 32 percent of the people’s budget went to food, drinks and smoking. Similarly, Ireland is in the second order; people who lived there spent nearly 29 percent on that. However, these people spent only approximately 2 percent of their money on their education and spare time.
On the other hand, Italian citizens allotted by far the highest budget rate (9 %) to clothing. The Irish, Spanish and Turkish people spent nearly the same proportion of money (6%) on clothing. Swedish people pay a little less for that.
[ Written by – Gokhan Caliskan ]
Sample Answer 4
The table provided shows the cost percentage of consumer items in five countries, including Ireland, Italy, Spain, Sweden and Turkey, spent in 2002.
The table shows that food, drinks and tobacco held the highest percentage of consumer expenditure, and the numbers are all higher than 15%. In contrast, the percentage in the leisure/education category is below 5% in the above countries.
In Ireland and Turkey, the percentages in food/drinks/tobacco are around 30% and nearly five times higher than the clothing and footwear category. In comparison, consumers in Spain and Sweden spent only three times more of their food expenses than on clothing. Italy, however, is the only country where the percentages between food/drinks/tobacco and clothing/footwear are only one and a half times higher.
Observing this table, we can also grab information about how much people spent on leisure activities and education. There was a surprisingly common trend in Ireland, Italy and Spain. Their expense in clothing/footwear tripled over the one in leisure/education. Contrary to this pattern, the multiples between these two categories are less than two times in Sweden and Turkey.
[ Written by – Chen Emma ]
Sample Answer 5
The table illustrates the proportion of expenditure of citizens from five countries in 2002. In general, it can be seen that every consumer in all five countries tended to spend more money on food, drinks and tobacco than clothing and footwear, which was then followed by leisure and education.
First, Turkey was where citizens spent more of their money on food, drinks and tobacco (32.14%) than any other country, which was lower than 30%. A similar trend can be observed for the spending on leisure and education; that is, consumers in Turkey allocated the majority of their money in this sector (4.35%) compared to other nations (less than 3.50%), with the minority of consumers from Spain (1.98%).
Turning to the expenditure on clothing and footwear, Italy turned out to be the country which had its citizens spend most of their incomes buying clothes and footwear (9.00%), which Turkey then followed (6.63%) and the country with the least spending on this stuff was Sweden (5.40%). Besides, Sweden was the country that spent the least money on food, drinks and tobacco among the five countries (2.21%).
[ Written by – Lee Wing Qeen ]
Sample Answer 6
The table shows the percentage of national consumer expenditures on different items in five separate counties in 2002. It is obvious that in all the surveyed countries, the major spending was on food, drinks and tobacco, more than on clothes, leisure and education- after being added to each other.
The most considerable sum of money spent on “Food, Drinks and Tobacco” was in Turkey, 32.14% of the national consumption, while the least was in Sweden (15.77%). As for the “Clothing and Footwear” category, Italy came first with 9%, followed by Turkey, Spain and Sweden with very close percentages, about 6%. The least was Sweden again with 5.4%. Again, Turkey topped the expenditure; 4.35% of the national consumption was on “Leisure and Education” This time, Spain came last with 1.98%.
Overall, we can see that Turkey’s spending on two of the three mentioned categories was the highest; however, Sweden had the lowest spending.
[ Written by – Abdallah Hassan ]
Sample Answer 7
The provided table illustrates the consumer expense proportion of three different categories in five European countries in 2002. Generally, food, drinks and tobacco had the highest total expenditures, followed by garment items. And the consumers were less likely to the educational and entertainment expenses.
In food and drink expenses, Turkey and Ireland were well above other countries, representing 32 per cent and 29 per cent, respectively, whereas Italy, Spain and Sweden saw below 20 per cent. By contrast, the gap between the countries’ spending on clothes and footwear was narrowed. The people in most countries would estimate a 5 to 6 percent budget on this category. Except for Italy, which has been famous in fashion for centuries, the people would like to spend as high as 9 percent on their fashion. In leisure and education expense, Turkey remained the highest proportion with 4 percent while other countries were merely between 2 to 3 percent. Spain even saw the lowest proportion to hit below 2 per cent.
To sum up, European consumers had similar spending habits when food and drinks remained at the top; garment items were the second, and education and entertainment last. In more detail, Turkish consumers were more willing to pay for food and entertainment than others, when Italian consumers would spend the most on fashion.
[ Written by – Kwong Yan Cheung ]
Sample Answer 8
The table illustrated the customer expenditure on goods in five countries in 2002. It is clearly shown that the highest expenditure category was on Food/ Drink/ Tobacco, and Turkey had the highest spending among the five countries.
Concerning consumer spending in the food category, Ireland came after Turkey with 28.91%. In contrast, Sweden had the least expenditure on the food category, which was 15.77%. On the other side, Italy dominated the category of clothing and footwear with total spending of 9%, and in other countries such as Spain, Ireland and Sweden’s spending was 6.15%, 6.43% and 5.4% respectively.
Furthermore, the expenditure on leisure and education was the least among all the categories, with only 1.985 in Spain and Turkey, which was 4.35%. Countries like Sweden and Italy had very similar spending percentages with 3.22% and 3.20%, respectively.
In summary, Turkey made more expenses for the given items in 2002 while expenditures in foods/ drinks and tobacco were more than on other items.
[ Written by – Nehal ]
Sample Answer 9
The supplied table lists the percentages of national consumer spending in several countries in 2002. The expenditure was sorted into different categories.
In general, food/drinks/tobacco were the vast majority of consumer expenditure in all observed countries, followed by clothing/footwear and leisure/education, which came up in second and third place, respectively.
Looking at the details, Turkey, Spain, and Ireland accounted for the high majority of national expenditure for meals, beverages and tobacco, 32.14%, 28.91%, and 18.80%, respectively. On the other hand, Italy and Sweden were lower than other countries, only about 16%.
Meanwhile, Turkey also came roughly in national expenditure for clothing/footwear and leisure /education, 6.63% and 4.35%, respectively, although Italy amassed the highest expenditure for clothing, 9.00%. In contrast, Sweden was true as the lowest national spent in the same category, only 5.40%. Yet, due to leisure/education, Sweden is reckoned as one of the high national expenditures, 3.22%, following Turkey, which was the highest figure, 4.35%. However, Spain halved the figure roughly and was true as the lowest national expenditure, 1.98%.
[ Written by – Linda ]
Sample Answer 10
The table shows consumer expenditure by category in Ireland, Italy, Spain, Sweden and Turkey in 2002. Overall, all five countries spent the most on food, drinks and tobacco and the least on leisure and education.
Food, drinks and tobacco accounted for the most extraordinary proportions of consumer spending in all five countries, with Turkey (32.14%) and Ireland (28.91%) spending significantly more on these items than the other three countries (18.80% in Spain, 16.36% in Italy and 15.77% in Sweden).
Consumers in Italy, who spent 9.00% of their expenditure on clothing and footwear, were the biggest spenders on them. This category’s expenditure for the other four countries ranged from 5.40% to 6.63%.
Leisure and education were the minor expenditure for all these countries. Even in Turkey, where the spending was most extraordinary, the figure was only 4.35%. Spain was the lowest-spending country in this category, at 1.98%.