FoodSpend provides current estimates of annual expenditures for 276 variables of food-related purchases by Canadian households. The database is produced with household income data from DemoStats and
is based on Statistics Canada’s Food Expenditure Survey. Users can gain valuable insights into what Canadian households buy from grocery stores and restaurants—from specific vegetables, meat and fish products to meal types like lunches and dinners. This database lets users analyze potential expenditures by average dollars per household and total dollars spent for any geographic level— from all of Canada to small custom-defined trade areas—regardless of where the consumer made the purchase.

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