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Canada Food Expenditure Survey 1986


General Info
Canada (CAN)
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
01/1986 - 12/1986
Data type
  • Cross-sectional
  • Household
  • Interview
  • Nationally representative

The Food Expenditure Survey (FES) is a periodic survey designed to supplement the Survey of Household Spending (SHS) with more detailed information concerning expenditures on food commodities. The coverage of the 1986 FES included private households among both urban and rural areas in all of the ten provinces of Canada, as well as the cities of Whitehorse and Yellowknife– although data for for these cities were excluded from the public use data files. Food expenditure data was collected using both an interview questionnaire and two weekly diaries. Respondents were asked to provide details of daily food purchases in the diaries, including a description of the item, number of units purchased, weight or volume per unit, and total cost. 

The data is divided by regions (Atlantic provinces, Quebec, Ontario, Manitoba and Saskatchewan, and British Columbia).