The food purchased from stores variables in the “Food Purchases (Category Summary)” category used to be based to the total food expenditure variable, it looks like this base has changed in FoodSpend 2019. Is this the case?

Yes, we have re-based these eight variables (ex. Bakery products, Cereal grains and cereal products, etc.) to food purchased from stores (FSFD003). This new base removes the influence of food purchased at restaurants and makes it easier to determine the breakdown of dollars spent on each of the different categories of food products as a percentage of total dollars spent in stores.

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