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Food Expense and Farmer's Share of Food Dollar

Florida Agricultural Facts 1999

All food expenditures for U.S. families and individuals totaled $663.3 billion in 1998.

Food spending accounted for only 11.0 percent of the total disposable personal income, down slightly from 1997.

Consumers spent $584.6 billion for U.S. - produced food in 1998, with farmers receiving only a 20.3 percent share of the food dollar. The remaining 79.8 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.

1998*

1997*

1996*

1995*

1994*

$6,027.9

$5,795.1

$5,534.7

$5,277.0

$5,018.7

$386.3

$337.1

$371.7

$359.5

$343.5

6.6

6.7

6.7

6.8

6.8

$255.0

$253.3

$239.4

$229.2

$218.8

4.4

4.4

4.3

4.3

4.4

$663.3

$640.0

$611.1

$586.7

$582.3

11.0

11.1

11.0

11.1

11.2

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. Income Spent for Food


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

 

Year

Food Costs

Market Costs

Market %

Farm Value

% of Farm Share

1998

1993

1988

1983

1978

$584.6

$491.3

$398.8

$315.0

$216.9

$465.8

$382.1

$301.9

$229.7

$147.4

80

78

76

73

68

$118.8

$109.2

$96.8

$85.3

$69.5

20

22

24

27

32

1973

1968

1963

1958

1953

$138.8

$96.8

$74.0

$61.0

$51.0

$87.1

$65.9

$49.9

$39.6

$31.5

63

68

67

65

62

$51.7

$30.9

$24.1

$21.4

$19.5

37

32

33

35

38

Source: USDA Economic Research Service

 

U.S. Retail Food Expenses and Farmers Share

 


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