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Canadian Market Estimates: Expenditure Categories

The following household expenditure categories are covered by the Canadian Market Estimates database. They are based on unpublished data from the Statistics Canada Survey of Household Spending.

The data was released in December 2001 and covers the years 1997 - 2000.

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Food Reading materials and other printed matter
Shelter Education
Household operation Tobacco products and alcoholic beverages
Household furnishings and equipment Games of chance (net)
Clothing Miscellaneous expenditures
Transportation Personal taxes
Health care Personal insurance payments & pension contributions
Personal care Gifts of money and contributions
Recreation Selected items in asset money flows

 

1000-1560

Food

3300-3384

Health care

1000-1520

Food purchased from stores

3300-3362

Direct costs to household

1000

Locally and on day trips

3300

Health care supplies

1520

While on trips overnight or longer

3310-3312

Medicinal and pharmaceutical products

1530-1532

Board paid to private households

3310

Prescribed

1530

Board paid by household members including roomers

3312

Other medicines and pharmaceutical products

1532

While on trips overnight or longer

3320

Physicians' care

1560

Food purchased from restaurants

3360

Other health care practitioners

3330-3334

Eye-care goods and services

2000-2052

Shelter

3330

Prescription eye wear

2000-2034

Principal accommodation

3332

Other eye care goods

2000-2002

Rented living quarters

3334

Eye care services (eg. surgery, exams)

2000

Rent

3340

Dental services

2001

Tenants' maintenance, repairs and alterations

3350

Hospital care

2002

Tenants' insurance premiums

3362

Other medical services

2010-2028

Owned living quarters

3370-3384

Health insurance premiums

2010

Regular mortgage payments

3370

Public hospital, medical and drug plans

2011

Maintenance, repairs and replacements

3380-3384

Private health insurance plans

2012

Condominium charges

3380

Private health care plans (eg., supplementary coverage, extended benefit packages, drug plans, etc.)

2014

Property taxes

3382

Dental plans

2016

Homeowners' insurance premiums

3384

Accident and disability insurance

2020-2028

Other expenditures for owned living quarters

2020

Commissions for sale of real estate

3500-3580

Personal care

2022

Legal fees related to the dwelling(s)

3530-3560

Personal care supplies and equipment

2024

Mortgage insurance premiums

3530

Personal care preparations

2026

Appraisals, surveying and mortgage penalties

3540

Disposable diapers

2028

Transfer taxes and land registration fees

3550

Electric hair-styling and personal care appliances

2030-2034

Water, fuel and electricity

3560

Other personal care supplies and equipment

2030

Water and sewage

3570-3580

Personal care services

2032

Fuel (eg. oil, gas, etc.)

3570

Hair grooming

2034

Electricity

3580

Other personal services

2040-2052

Other accommodation

2040-2048

Owned vacation home

3700-4190

Recreation

2040

Maintenance, repairs and replacements

3700-3830

Recreation equipment and associated services

2042

Property taxes and sewage charges

3700

Sports and athletic equipment

2044

Insurance premiums

3710

Playground equipment, above-ground pools and accessories

2046

Electricity, water and fuel

3720

Toys and children's vehicles

2048

Other expenses for owned vacation home

3730

Electronic games and parts

2050-2052

Traveller accommodation

3830

Video game rental

2050

Hotels and motels

3740

Artists' materials, handicraft and hobbycraft kits and materials

2052

Other accommodation away from home

3750-3760

Computer equipment and supplies

3750-3752

Computer hardware

2200-2380

Household operation

3750

New

2200-2230

Communications

3752

Used

2200-2204

Telephone

3755

Computer software

2200

Purchase of telephones and equipment

3760

Computer supplies and other equipment

2202-2204

Telephone services

3770-3774

Photographic goods and services

2202

Telephone service

3770

Cameras and accessories

2204

Installation and repairs

3772

Films and processing

2210

Cellular services

3774

Photographers' and other photographic services

2220

Internet services

3780

Musical instruments, parts and accessories

2230

Postal and other communication services

3790

Collectors' items (eg. stamps, coins)

2240-2244

Child care expenses

3800

Camping, picnic equipment and accessories (excluding BBQ's)

2240-2242

Child care outside the home

3810

Supplies and parts for recreational equipment

2240

Day-care centres

3820

Rental, maintenance and repairs of equipment

2242

Other child care outside the home

3900-3980

Recreation vehicles and associated services

2244

Child care in the home

3900-3918

Purchase of recreation vehicles

2260

Domestic and other custodial services

3900

Bicycles, parts and accessories

2270-2300

Pet expenses

3910-3918

Other recreational vehicles and outboard motors

2270

Pet food

3910

Travel trailers

2280

Purchase of pets

3911

Tent trailers

2290

Purchase of pet related goods

3912

Motorcycles

2300

Veterinarian and other services

3913

Snowmobiles

2310

Household cleaning supplies

3914

Motor homes

2320-2330

Paper, plastic and foil household supplies

3915

Truck campers

2320

Stationery (excluding school supplies)

3916

Boats

2330

Other paper and plastic supplies

3917

Outboard motors and personal watercraft

2340-2370

Garden supplies and services

3918

Other recreation vehicle purchases

2340

Nursery and greenhouse stock, cut flowers, and decorative plants

3950-3980

Operation of recreational vehicles

2350

Fertilizers, soil and soil conditioners

3950

Bicycle maintenance and repairs

2360

Pesticides

3960

Expenses for rented and leased recreational vehicles

2370

Horticultural services, snow and garbage removal

3970

Gasoline and other fuels

2380

Other household supplies

3972

Supplies and parts

3974

Maintenance and repair jobs

2500-2730

Household furnishings and equipment

3976

Insurance premiums

2500-2534

Household furnishings

3978

Registration fees and licences

2500

Furniture

3980

Other expenses for operation of recreational vehicles

2510

Rugs, mats and underpadding

4000-4070

Home entertainment equipment and services

2520

Window coverings and household textiles

4000-4040

Equipment

2530-2534

Art, antiques and decorative ware

4000

Audio (eg. radio, CD players, speakers)

2530

Works of art, carvings and vases

4010

Compact discs, tapes, videos and video discs

2532

Antiques

4020

Blank audio and video tapes

2534

Glass mirrors, and mirror and picture frames

4030

Televisions, VCRs, camcorders and other television/video component

2540-2680

Household equipment

4040

Other home entertainment equipment

2540-2590

Household appliances

4050-4070

Services

2540

Room air conditioners, portable humidifiers and dehumidifiers

4050

Rental of videotapes and video discs

2542

Refrigerators and freezers

4060

Rental of home entertainment equipment and other services

2550

Cooking stoves and ranges

4070

Maintenance and repair of home entertainment equipment

2552

Microwave and convection ovens

4100-4190

Recreation services

2554

Gas barbecues

4100-4140

Entertainment

2560

Small electric food preparation appliances

4100

Movie theatres

2570

Washers and dryers

4110

Live sports events

2580

Vacuum cleaners and other rug cleaning equipment

4120

Live performing arts

2582

Portable dishwashers

4130

Admission to museums and other activities

2584

Sewing machines

4140

Rental of cablevision and satellite services

2586

Other electric equipment and appliances

4150-4170

Use of recreation facilities

2590

Attachments and parts for major appliances

4150

Membership fees for sports and recreation facilities

2600-2602

Home and workshop tools and equipment

4160

Single use fees for sports and recreation facilities

2600

Power tools and equipment

4162

Video, pinball and carnival games

2602

Other tools

4170

Children's camps

2610-2630

Lawn, garden and snow-removal tools and equipment

4180

Package travel tours

2610

Power lawn mowers and garden equipment

4190

Other recreational services

2620

Snow-blowers

2630

Other lawn, garden/ and snow removal tools and equipment

4300-4340

Reading materials and other printed matter

2640

Lamps and lampshades

4300

Newspapers

2650

Non-electric kitchen and cooking equipment

4310

Magazines and periodicals

2660

Tableware, flatware and knives

4320

Books and pamphlets (excluding school books)

2670

Non-electric cleaning equipment

4330

Maps, sheet music and other printed matter

2672

Luggage

4340

Services related to reading materials (eg. duplicating, library fees)

2674

Home security equipment

2680

Other household equipment, parts and accessories

4400-4470

Education

2690-2710

Maintenance and repairs of furniture and equipment

4400-4410

Supplies

2690

Furniture, carpeting and household textiles

4400

Kindergarten, nursery, elementary and secondary

2700

Major household appliances

4410

Post-secondary

2710

Other maintenance and repairs of furniture and equipment

4420-4430

Textbooks

2720-2730

Services related to furnishings and equipment

4420

Kindergarten, nursery, elementary and secondary

2720

Rental of heating equipment

4430

Post-secondary

2730

Other services related to furnishings and equipment

4440-4450

Tuition fees

4440

Kindergarten, nursery, elementary and secondary

2800-2975

Clothing

4450

Post-secondary

2800-2840

Women's and Girls' wear (4 years and over)

4460

Other courses and lessons (excluding driving)

2800

Clothing

4470

Other educational services

2810

Footwear

2820

Accessories

4500-4540

Tobacco products and alcoholic beverages

2830

Jewellery and watches

4500-4510

Tobacco products and smokers' supplies

2840

Clothing gifts to non-household members

4500

Cigarettes, cigars and tobacco

2850-2890

Men's and Boys' wear (4 years and over)

4510

Matches and other smokers' supplies

2850

Clothing

4520-4540

Alcoholic beverages

2860

Footwear

4520

Served on licensed premises

2870

Accessories

4530

Purchased from stores

2880

Jewellery and watches

4540

Self-made alcoholic beverages

2890

Clothing gifts to non-household members

2900-2920

Children's wear (under 4 years)

4800-4840

Games of chance (net)

2900

Clothing and cloth diapers

4800

Government-run lotteries

2910

Footwear

4810

Casinos, slot machines, and video lottery terminals

2920

Clothing gifts to non-household members

4820

Bingos

2950-2975

Clothing material, notions and services

4830

Non-government lotteries and raffle tickets

2950

Clothing material (excluding household textiles)

4840

Winnings from games of chance

2960

Notions

2970-2975

Services

4600-4720

Miscellaneous expenditures

2970

Dressmaking, tailoring, clothing storage and other clothing services

4600

Expenses on other property owned

2972

Laundry and dry-cleaning service

4620

Legal services not related to dwellings

2974

Laundromats and self-service dry cleaning

4630-4660

Financial services

2975

Maintenance, repair and alteration

4630

Service charges from banks

4640

Stock and bond commissions

3000-3260

Transportation

4650

Administration fees

3000-3130

Private transportation

4660

Other financial services

3000-3004

Purchase of automobiles and trucks

4670

Dues to unions and professional associations

3000

Automobiles

4680

Contributions and dues for social clubs and other organizations

3002

Trucks (including vans)

4690

Forfeit of deposits, fines, and money lost or stolen

3004

Separate sale of automobiles and trucks

4700

Tools and equipment purchased for work

3010

Purchase of automotive accessories

4710-4720

Other miscellaneous goods and services

3020-3040

Rented and leased automobiles and trucks

4710

Goods

3020-3034

Rented automobiles and trucks

4720

Services

3020-3024

Automobiles

3020

Rental fees (including insurance and mileage)

==========

End of total current consumption detailed items

3022

Gas and other fuels

3024

Other expenses for rented automobiles

4900-4930

Personal taxes

3030-3034

Trucks (including vans)

4900

Income tax on reference year income

3030

Rental fees (including insurance and mileage)

4910

Income tax on income received before reference year

3032

Gas and other fuels

4920

Other personal taxes

3034

Other expenses for rented trucks

4930

Tax refunds

3040

Leasing fees for automobiles and trucks

3050-3130

Operation of owned and leased automobiles and trucks

5000-5084

Personal insurance payments and pension contributions

3050

Gasoline and other fuels

5000

Life insurance premiums

3060

Tires, batteries, and other automotive parts and supplies

5060

Annuity contracts and transfers to RRIFs

3070

Maintenance and repair

5070

Employment insurance premiums

3080-3082

Garage rent and parking

5080-5084

Retirement and pension fund payments

3080

At dwelling (not included in rent)

5080

Canada and Quebec pension plan

3082

Parking away from home

5082

Other government pension funds

3090

Driving lessons

5084

Other retirement or pension funds (excluding RRSP)

3100

Drivers' licences and tests

3110

Private and public vehicle insurance premiums

5200-5230

Gifts of money and contributions

3120

Registration fees and licences (including insurance if part of registration)

5200-5210

Money and support payments

3130

Other automobile and truck operation services

5200

Alimony and child support

3200-3260

Public transportation

5205

Gifts of money and other support payments to persons living inside Canada

3200

City or commuter bus, subway, street car and commuter train

5210

Gifts of money and other support payments to persons living outside Canada

3210

Taxi

5220-5230

Contributions to charity

3220

Airplane

5220

Religious organizations

3230

Train

5230

Non-religious charitable organizations

3240

Highway bus

3250

Other passenger transportation

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End of total expenditures detail items

3260

Household moving, storage and delivery services
5500-5555 Selected items in asset money flows

5500

Registered retirement savings plans
Investments in the home:
   

5550

Additions, renovations and alterations: contract, labour and material cost
   

5555

New installations of equipment and fixtures: contract, labour and material cost

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