Consumer Buyer Power

Consumer Buying Power provides geography-based estimates of potential annual consumer spending for more than 700 household expenditure items. The data, produced by Environics Analytics, allow users to identify the potential demand for a wide variety of products and services by geographic area, regardless of where consumers make their purchases.

Developed using the Consumer Expenditure Survey, conducted by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the database offers current-year estimates and five-year projections of potential consumer expenditures for all standard census, postal and marketing geographies. The variables are available in two hierarchies: expenditures by category and merchandise line items, and retail store types.

Below you will find a short video that covers product details, sources, methodology, applications and key questions about this product. Watching this video will provide you with an overview of the product and give you some ideas for how it can be used in your own work.

Following the video, there are some additional resources linked for your reference: release notes and variable list.  

Additional Resources:
Consumer Buying Power Release Notes
Consumer Buying Power Variable List
Consumer Buying Power Variable Change List



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