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Canada Food Expenditure Survey 1990


General Info
Canada (CAN)
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
01/1990 - 12/1990
Data type
  • Cross-sectional
  • Household
  • Interview
  • Urban only

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 1990 FES included private households in 17 metropolitan areas of Canada. 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).