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Canada Food Expenditure Survey 2001


General Info
Canada (CAN)
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
01/2001 - 12/2001
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 2001 survey was carried out in private households among both urban and rural areas in all of the ten provinces of Canada, as well as the cities of Whitehorse, Yellowknife, and Iqaluit– although the data for these cities were excluded from the public use files. The sample, 9,488 dwellings for 2001, was drawn for the whole year and then divided into monthly subsamples over the 2001 calendar year. FES 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 type of packaging, number of units purchased, weight or volume per unit, and total cost. 

The data is divided into regions (Atlantic provinces, Quebec, Ontario, Prairie provinces, and British Columbia).