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.

The consumption percentages in terms of expenditure by 3 categories: Foods
Tobacco, Clothing
Footwear and Leisure
Education are given for 5 European countries in 2002. Overall, the table indicates that spending belonging to the
the largest proportion for all 5 nations,
comes Clothing
Footwear and the
most minor
of all is on Leisure
Education. There are two levels of spending on food
tobacco. Ireland and Turkey are in the
tier, with 28.91% and 32.14
% respectively
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%, respectively
. Each of the other 3 countries has its spending in
category at about one half of those other two.
pattern does not hold true when we examine the Clothing category. It’s even contradictory in the sense that spending of Italy, Spain and Sweden is higher compared to that of Ireland and Turkey. Turkey is where people tend to invest the most in leisure
education. Compared to least spending country on
subject, e.g. Spain, the percentage is more than double (4.35% to 1.98%). The absolute difference is not much though, and all of the countries keep a low proportion of their expenditure on
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