A breakdown of the proportion of consumer purchasing products in five different nations in 2002, a year period is represented in table. Overall, there are three categories items. In any case, while food, drinks and tobacco was the largest percentage over the year, the figure leisure and education experienced the lowest rates.
The most popular consumer spending was on food, drinks and tobacco, presenting 28.91% in Ireland and in Turkey at 32.41% which was the highest proportion. As the same way, Turkey had predominantly spending on leisure and education at 4.35%. In contrast, expenditure on clothing and foot wear saw higher in Italy at 9%, than the other countries.
However, the proportion of consumer purchasing witnessed the lowest in Sweden on food, drink, and tobacco at 15.77% and only 5.40% on clothing and footwear. Compared with Spain which had higher percentage for these figures at 18.80%, but the figure for leisure and education was the lowest at only 1.98%/