Personal Consumption Expenditures for Recreation: 1990–2005
Updated August 5, 2020 | Infoplease Staff
(dollars in billions)
|Type of product or service||1990||1995||2000||2002||2003||2004||2005|
|Books and maps||$16.2||$23.2||$33.7||$36.9||$38.5||$40.6||$42.2|
|Magazines, newspapers, and sheet music||21.6||27.5||35.0||35.3||36.6||39.6||43.8|
|Nondurable toys and sport supplies||32.8||44.4||56.6||59.0||60.2||63.5||67.2|
|Wheel goods, sports, and photographic equipment1||29.7||39.7||57.6||60.6||68.0||71.4||81.5|
|Video and audio products, computer equipment, and musical instruments||53.0||81.5||116.6||119.1||121.3||133.4||141.2|
|Video and audio goods, including musical instruments||44.1||57.2||72.8||74.9||75.2||81.8||85.8|
|Computers, peripherals, and software||8.9||24.3||43.8||44.2||46.1||51.6||55.4|
|Radio and television repair||3.2||3.6||4.2||4.0||4.0||4.6||4.8|
|Flowers, seeds, and potted plants||10.9||14.0||18.0||18.0||18.8||18.3||19.7|
|Admissions to specified spectator amusements||15.1||21.1||30.4||34.6||35.6||37.4||38.3|
|Motion picture theaters||5.1||5.6||8.6||9.6||9.9||9.9||9.7|
|Legitimate theaters and opera, and entertainments of nonprofit institutions2||5.2||8.1||10.3||11.5||11.6||12.4||12.7|
|Clubs and fraternal organizations except insurance4||13.5||17.4||19.0||21.1||22.1||22.3||23.5|
|Commercial participant amusements5||25.2||48.8||75.8||83.5||89.2||100.7||107.3|
|Pari-mutuel net receipts||3.5||3.7||5.0||5.3||5.3||5.6||6.2|
|Total recreation expenditures||$290.2||$418.1||$585.7||$628.3||$660.7||$708.4||$756.3|
|Percent of total personal consumption||7.6%||8.4%||8.7%||8.5%||8.5%||8.6%||8.7%|
1. Includes boats and pleasure aircraft.
2. Except athletic.
3. Consists of admissions to professional and amateur athletic events and to racetracks, including horse, dog, and auto.
4. Consists of dues and fees excluding insurance premiums.
5. Consists of billiard parlors; bowling alleys; dancing, riding, shooting, skating, and swimming places; amusement devices and parks; golf courses; sightseeing buses and guides; private flying operations; casino gambling; and other commercial participant amusements.
6. Consists of net receipts of lotteries and expenditures for purchases of pets and pet care services, cable TV, film processing, photographic studios, sporting and recreation camps, video cassette rentals, and recreational services, elsewhere classified.
Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis, National Income and Product Accounts, 1929–2003; and Survey of Current Business. See also Statistical Abstracts of the United States, 2006.
|Miscellaneous||Expenditure per Consumer Unit for Entertainment and Reading|