Tag Archives: income

Household spending on gasoline and public transit varies by region, income

April 13, 2015 Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Households in different regions of the United States have similar average combined spending on gasoline and public transit, but the composition of that spending varies significantly across regions. In 2013, the most recent year of data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ , the average […]

Regional differences in China’s vehicle adoption reflect differences in income

January 16, 2015 Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, based on the 2013 China Statistical Yearbook Note: Vehicle density covers private vehicles, including passenger vehicles, trucks, and other. Oil demand and have increased significantly as private passenger vehicle sales and use have increased. Sales of private passenger vehicles have grown by 29% annually over the past […]

Consumer energy expenditures are roughly 5% of disposable income, below long-term average

October 21, 2014 Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, based on Bureau of Economic Analysis Total U.S. household energy consumption expenditures have generally declined relative to disposable income since 1960, although during periods of high energy prices, consumers devote increasing shares of their income to energy. Energy expenditures ranged between 4% and 8% of disposable income […]

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