The table below gives information on consumer spending on different items in five different countries in 2002. Summarize the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant.
Percentage of National Consumer Expenditure by Category-- 2002
The table illustrates the information on national consumer expenditure by three categories in five countries in 2002.
In terms of food, drinks and tobacco, turkey had the highest percentage in the five countries and Ireland occupied the second place at 28.91%. The percentage of Spain was slightly higher that of Italy. Sweden had the lowest percentage.
As for clothing and footwear, Italy ranked the first position, which was followed by turkey (6.63%). Although the percentage of Ireland was slightly lower than that of Spain, it was slightly higher than that of Sweden.
In the area of leisure and education, turkey occupied the first place, while Spain had the lowest percentage. Sweden and Italy had the same percentage and it was slightly higher than that of Ireland.
In the five countries, food, drinks and tobacco had the highest percentage among the three items. The percentage of clothing and footwear was slightly higher than that of leisure and education. In Ireland, the percentage of food, drinks and tobacco was approximately 14 times as that of leisure and education.
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