Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant.
Write at least 150 words.
Food / Drink / Tobacco
Clothing / Footwear
Leisure / Education
The given table yields data regarding percentage expenditure on three different categories in five different countries in 2002.
Overall, one can observe that all the countries had the highest percentage of expenses on food, drinks and tobacco and the least was spent on leisure and education. Moreover, Turkish consumers preferred to spend more than others, whereas Swedish consumers were the most conservative.
In the food or drinks or tobacco category, Turkey topped in consumer expenditure at 32.14%, closely followed by Ireland at 28.91%. The rest of the country spent at least approximately 10% less. While Sweden spent the lowest 15.77% on food, drinks and tobacco, Italy and Spain spent 16.36% and 18.80% respectively.
For the second category, clothing and footwear, Italy topped the chart at 9% whereas Sweden was at the bottom at 5.40%. The rest of the countries lied in between these percentage spending.
The third category of leisure and education was mainly dominated byTurkey at 4.35%. Italy and Sweden almost shared the second position at approximately 3.20%. While Ireland shared 2.21%, Spain contributed 1.98% to the total expenditure on leisure and education.