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Florida Agricultural Facts
Food Expense and Farmer's Share of Food Dollar

Florida Agricultural Facts, 1998 Edition

All food expenditures for U.S. families and individuals totaled $629.4 billion in 1997, up 3.7 percent.

Food spending accounted for only 10.7 percent of the total disposable personal income, down slightly from 1996.

Consumers spent $569.1 billion for U.S. - produced food in 1997, with farmers receiving only a 21.6 percent share of the food dollar. The remaining 78.4 percent of the American food dollar went for marketing, processing, wholesaling, transportation and retailing.




U. S. Income Spent for Food ( In Billions of Dollars )

Year

Disposable Income

Home Food

% of Inc.

Restaurant Food

% of Inc.

Total Food

% of Inc.

1997

1996

1995

1994

1993

$5,885.2

$5,588.6

$5,249.9

$4,959.3

$4,668.7

$390.3

$370.5

$353.5

$336.5

$325.3

6.6

6.6

6.7

6.8

6.9

$239.1

$236.3

$204.4

$193.3

$182.4

4.1

4.2

3.9

3.9

3.9

$629.4

$606.8

$557.9

$529.7

$507.8

10.7

10.9

10.6

10.7

10.8

1990

1980

1970

1960

1950

$4,050.5

$1,952.9

$722.0

$346.7

$188.1

$304.6

$179.1

$74.2

$49.3

$33.8

7.5

9.2

10.3

14.2

17.9

$175.2

$85.2

$26.4

$12.1

$7.8

4.3

4.4

3.7

3.5

4.1

$479.8

$264.4

$100.6

$61.4

$41.5

11.8

13.5

13.9

17.7

22.0

1940

$69.7

$13.0

18.5

$2.3

3.3

$15.2

21.7



U. S. Produced Food Market and U. S. Farmer's Share of the Consumer Food Dollar ( In Billions of Dollars)

Year

Food Costs

Market Costs

Market %

Farm Value

% of Farm Share

1997

1996

1995

1994

1993

$569.1

$546.5

$529.5

$510.6

$491.3

$446.3

$423.7

$415.7

$401.0

$382.1

78.4

77.5

78.5

78.6

77.8

$122.9

$122.8

$113.8

$109.2

$109.2

21.6

22.4

21.5

21.4

22.2

1992

1990

1985

1980

1975

$474.5

$451.3

$345.4

$264.4

$167.0

$369.4

$345.1

$259.0

$182.7

$111.4

77.9

76.3

73.0

69.0

68.5

$105.1

$106.2

$86.4

$81.7

$55.6

22.1

23.6

24.3

30.9

33.2

Source: USDA Economic Research Service



U. S. Retail Food Expenses and Farmer's Share

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