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Consumers & Market Segments Research Guide
This Bentley Library research guide was created to provide a starting point for researching consumers and market segments.
The Consumer Expenditure Survey (CEX) provides information on the buying habits of American consumers, including data on their expenditures, income, and household characteristics. The survey data are collected for the Bureau of Labor Statistics by the U.S. Census Bureau. Free resource.
Although Consumer Expenditure Survey tables are available from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, users may find that DemographicsNow has a more intuitive interface and better built-in report options than the BLS site. Use DemographcisNow to get current year CEX estimates and 5-year projections for any U.S. geographic area. Data is provided by AGS and is based on extensive modeling of the BLS' Consumer Expenditure Survey.
Provides detailed consumer expenditure data for 71 countries.
Search Tip: Click on [Consumers], then click on [Income & Expenditures]. In the [Country Reports] section use the drop-down boxes to select a category and country. This should retrieve the "Income and Expenditure Country Report" for the country you've chosen.
Based on unpublished data from the BLS' Consumer Expenditure Survey, American Buyers includes weekly and quarterly buying that shows the percentage of households that buy individual products and services and how much buyers pay for them, all broken down by age, household income, household type, race and Hispanic origin, region of residence, and education.