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					1.     GENERAL

This publication presents detailed estimates of the composition of private
consumption expenditure, by division and by type, at current prices and 2000 prices,
for the years 1995-2004.
Four categories of private consumption expenditure are presented in this publication:
a. Total private consumption expenditure (Tables 1-3);
b. Private consumption expenditure on food, beverages and tobacco (Tables
   4-8).
c. Private consumption expenditure on industrial goods ( Tables 9-13).
d. Private consumption expenditure on fuel, housing and other services (Tables
   14-18).
The private consumption expenditure was classified according to:
Source of supply – domestic production or imports (Tables 3, 5, 6, 7 ,8, 10, 11, 12, 13);
Division – the division in which the different goods or services are usually produced
(Tables 2, 3, 7, 8,12,13,15);
Type – classification by groups of goods and services, such as: food, beverages,
tobacco, clothing, footwear, household equipment, healthcare, education,
transportation, etc., which the households purchased (Tables 1, 4, 5, 6, 9, 10, 11, 14,
16, 17).
In addition, this publication provides data on services provided to households by
non-profit institutions whose main expenses are not funded by the government
(table18).

2.     MAIN FINDINGS

In 2004, private consumption expenditure reached NIS 309.9 billion, which
constitutes 59.1% of gross domestic product and 38.7% of the total use of the
resources.
Private consumption expenditure, in constant prices, increased in 2004 by 5.0%,
compared to an increase of 0.9% in 2003, 1.0% in 2002, 2.9% in 2001 and 7.4% in
2000.
Private consumption expenditure per capita in 2004 amounted to NIS 45.5
thousand.
Private consumption expenditure per capita, in constant prices, increased from
1950 to 2004 by 3.4% per annum, on average. In 2004, the expenditure per capita
was 6.2 times greater than the expenditure in 1950.
From 1951 to 1970, private consumption expenditure per capita increased by 4.3%
per annum, on average. From 1971 to 1980, the increase in expenditure decreased
to 2.6% per annum, on the average. This was followed by another increase, of 3.8%
and 3.2% per annum in the 1980s and 1990s, respectively.

                                          - IV -
In 2001-2004, private consumption expenditure per capita increased at an average
rate of 0.4% per annum.
       Table A.- The Increase in Private Consumption Expenditure per Capita,
                        Average per Year, in Constant Prices
                                     Percentages
                                         Private Consumption
                      Years             Expenditure per Capita
                    0691-0690                      4.3
                    0691-0690                      4.4
                    0691-0690                      2.9
                    0661-0690                      3.9
                    2111-0660                      3.2
                    2114-2110                      0.4


Private consumption expenditure, by type
Current consumption expenditure (total consumption expenditure less purchases
of durable goods) was 61.7% of the private consumption expenditure in 2114 in the
domestic market (at current prices); 32.4% of the expenditure in the domestic market
was for various services, such as education, health care, domestic help, food
services, entertainment, transportation, etc.; 20.6% was for housing, including the
value of owner-occupied dwellings; 06.6% was for food, beverages and tobacco;
10.9% was for footwear, clothing, personal items, newspapers, books, etc. and 5.6%
was for fuel and electricity.
Expenditure for durable goods - private vehicles, furniture and household
equipment (such as refrigerators, televisions, washing machines and air-
conditioners) comprised 6.3% of the total private consumption expenditure in the
domestic market in 2004.
              DISTRIBUTION OF CONSUMPTION EXPENDITURE OF HOUSEHOLDS
                   IN THE DOMESTIC MARKET, AT CURRENT PRICES, 2004
                                                 Food, beverages
                                                   and tobacco
                                                      19.9%


                       Services
                        32.4%                              Durable goods
                                                               9.3%



                                                          Clothing, footwear
                                                           and other goods
                                                                10.6%
                                                    Fuel and electricity
                                  Housing                  5.9%
                                   21.9%


                                        -V-
As can be seen in Table B, until 2000, the average rate of increase in expenditure on
durable goods per capita (5.3%-9.0%, on average, per annum) was higher than the
increase in the current private consumption expenditure per capita (2.1%-4.0%, on
average, per annum).
By contrast, in 2001-2004 the expenditure per capita on durable goods decreased by
2.7% per annum, on average, compared to an increase of 0.8% in the current
consumption expenditure. It should be noted that in 2004 there was an increase of
12.3% in the expenditure per capita on durable goods, after three continuous years
of decreases in this expenditure. In the past there were also few years in which the
expenditure per capita on durable goods declined (see Summary Tables).



         Table B.- The Annual Increase in Private Consumption Expenditure
                          per Capita, in Constant Prices,
                                    Percentages
                            Current Consumption
                              Expenditure per   Durable Goods per
               Years               Capita            Capita
             0691-0690                3.6                     9.3

             0691-0690                4.1                     6.1

             0691-0690                2.0                     9.3

             0661-0690                3.3                     9.9

             2111-0660                2.9                     9.2

             2114-2110                1.9                    -2.9




From the following diagram of the distribution of the expenditure in the domestic
market, it can be seen that there was a moderate increase on the expenditure on
services in 2004, in contrast with a decrease in 2002-2003, stability in 1999-2001
and an increase in 1995-1998. The percentage of expenditure on housing
decreased in 2004 in contrast with an increase in the expenditure on housing in
2001-2003 and resembling 1995-2000. The percentage of expenditure on industrial
goods increased in 2004, after a decrease in 2000-2003. The percentage of
expenditure on fuel and electricity remained relatively stable over the years. In
2004 there was a decrease in the percentage on the expenditure on food,
beverages and tobacco, in contrast with an increase in 2001-2003. In 1995-2000
the expenditure on food, beverages and tobacco also reduced.




                                        - VI -
                         DISTRIBUTION OF EXPENDITURE IN THE DOMESTIC MARKET BY TYPE,
                                                AT 2000 PRICES
         100
              90     22.0      22.2    21.7     20.7      20.0        19.2    19.6      19.7      20.1   19.6

              80                                4.8        4.6        4.6     4.7        4.8      5.0     5.0
                     4.8       4.8     4.8
              70
Percentages




                                       21.2     20.8      21.8        22.9    21.8      21.1      21.1   22.0
                     21.5      21.8
              60
              50
                     21.9              21.4     21.6      21.3        21.1    21.6      22.3      22.5   21.7
              40               21.4

              30
              20
                     29.8      29.7    30.9     32.0      32.3        32.3    32.3      32.1      31.3   31.7
              10
               0
                    1995      1996    1997     1998       1999        2000   2001       2002     2003    2004

              Services      Housing   Industrial goods     Fuel and electricity      Food, beverages and tobacco


Private consumption expenditure, by source of supply
From the classification of the private consumption expenditure by the source of
supply it can be seen that in 2004 84.5% of the expenditure in the domestic market
(in constant prices) were from domestic production, compared to 85.7% and 85.9% in
2003 and 2002, respectively. The trend of the decreasing share of the domestic
production out of the total private consumption expenditure is continuous from 1980
(excluding 2001-2002) and is due, among other things, to the government policy of
exposure to imports.

        Table C.- Private Consumption Expenditure from Domestic Production and Imports,
                                         Percentages
                            Year                         Private Consumption Expenditure
                                               Domestic Production                         Imports
                            0691                           99.6                                02.0
                            0699                           96.2                                01.9
                            0661                           99.2                                02.9
                            0669                           87.0                                03.1
                            0669                           99.3                                03.9
                            0669                           99.9                                03.3
                            0669                           99.9                                03.2
                            0666                           99.9                                03.4
                            2111                           94.9                                09.3
                            2110                           99.1                                04.6
                            2112                           99.1                                04.1
                            2113                           99.9                                04.3
                            2114                           94.9                                09.9




                                                            - VII -
An examination of private consumption of industrial goods (by source of supply),
which constitutes a major part of consumption originating in imports, reveals an even
more substantial increase in the share of the import out of total private consumption
of this group over a 10-year span. During the decade between 1995 and 2004 the
share of imports out of total private consumption of industrial goods increased from
47.1% to 57.5%. Substantial increases in the share of imports were in 2000 (over 6%
more then the share in 1999) and in 2004 (3.8% more then 2003).

                 Table D.- Private Consumption of Industrial Goods,
                       from Domestic Production and Imports
                                     Percentages

                               Consumption Expenditure of Industrial Goods
             Year              Domestic Production              Imports
             0661                       99.1                       43.1
             0669                       52.8                       47.1
             0669                       50.9                       49.0
             0669                       50.9                       49.0
                                                                    .
             0669                       50.6                       49.3
             0666                       51.4                       48.5
             2111                       45.5                       54.4
             2110                       45.4                       94.9
             2112                       49.6                       93.1
             2113                       46.2                       53.7
             2004                       42.4                       57.5




Private consumption expenditure from domestic production, by industry
Data on the distribution of private consumption supply from domestic production by
industry in 2004, at current prices, reveal that 29.5% of the sources were from
manufacturing, 4.2% were from agriculture, and 4.2% were from the electricity, water
and construction industries.
The various service industries that supply about 38.0% of the private consumption
from domestic production were distributed as follows: the share of the transport and
communication industry was 12.7% of the consumption from domestic production.
The share of education, health services and social work industries was 8.0% and the
share of accommodation services was 6.7% out of domestic production. The share
of cultural services and personal services was, together, 5.6% and the share of
financial services was 4.4%. In contrast with them, the share of business services
was only 0.6%
 Consumption of housing services is entirely from domestic production, and it
supplies about 24.0% of all private consumption from domestic production.



                                       - VIII -
                               )A( ‫ - ההוצאה לצריכה פרטית לנפש, במחירים קבועים‬I ‫לוח סיכום‬
          SUMMARY TABLE I - PRIVATE CONSUMPTION EXPENDITURE PER CAPITA, AT CONSTANT PRICES (A)
‫שנה‬        ‫למעט מוצרים בני קיימה מוצרים בני קיימה‬       ‫סך הכל‬  ‫למעט מוצרים בני קיימה מוצרים בני קיימה‬   ‫סך הכל‬
Year      Durable goods Excl. durable goods              Total Durable goods Excl. durable goods          Total
                       ‫אחוז השינוי, כל שנה לעומת קודמתה‬        NIS                                         ‫שקלים חדשים‬
          Percentage of change, compared to the previous year
                                                                   AT 1995 PRICES                          1995 ‫במחירי‬
1950                                                                          134              5,976            5,394
1951                  -3.1                   0.7           3.7                130              6,015            5,595
1952                 -10.3                   0.8          -0.1                117              6,065            5,588
1953                  -8.6                   1.2           0.7                107              6,140            5,625
1954                  24.3                  11.8          12.3                133              6,863            6,315
1955                  -4.5                   4.3           3.9                127              7,156            6,561
1956                   9.6                   4.9           5.1                139              7,505            6,896
1957                  20.3                  -0.2           1.2                167              7,489            6,979
1958                   7.5                   6.3           6.3                180              7,960            7,422
1959                  11.8                   5.7           6.4                201              8,417            7,896
1960                  12.0                   3.9           4.5                225              8,747            8,249
1961                  11.9                   6.9           7.3                252              9,354            8,851
1962                  18.4                   4.7           5.8                298              9,797            9,368
1963                  18.0                   4.7           5.8                352             10,253            9,912
1964                  18.7                   5.2           6.5                418             10,787           10,558
1964(B)                                                                       419             10,492           10,302
1965                   0.2                   5.7           5.1                420             11,089           10,826
1966                 -10.5                   0.7          -0.5                376             11,164           10,769
1967                 -20.3                   0.8          -1.2                299             11,259           10,642
1968                  64.2                   5.3           9.9                491             11,859           11,692
1969                  36.1                   3.8           7.1                669             12,315           12,518
1970                 -19.8                   2.0          -0.7                536             12,559           12,427
1971                   6.9                   1.6           2.1                573             12,765           12,689
1972                  13.1                   6.8           7.5                648             13,636           13,641
1973                  17.6                   3.2           4.8                762             14,071           14,297
1974                   8.3                   3.3           3.9                825             14,531           14,856
1975                 -17.9                  -0.1          -2.4                677             14,518           14,493
1976                  -2.9                   3.3           2.7                658             15,002           14,879
1977                   1.2                   3.0           2.8                666             15,448           15,295
1978                  24.4                   4.2           6.2                829             16,102           16,248
1979                  33.2                   1.7           5.4              1,104             16,382           17,123
1980                 -10.4                  -5.2          -5.9                989             15,522           16,115
1981                  41.2                   7.5          11.1              1,397             16,682           17,901
1982                  11.2                   5.4           6.2              1,553             17,582           19,008
1983                  18.7                   4.7           6.7              1,844             18,417           20,288
1984                 -33.2                  -4.1          -8.7              1,232             17,661           18,521
1985                  -1.8                  -0.3          -0.5              1,210             17,606           18,431
1986                  50.1                   8.6          13.3              1,816             19,115           20,887
1987                  11.4                   6.6           7.2              2,024             20,377           22,382
1988                   6.0                   2.5           3.0              2,146             20,896           23,045




                                                          - IX -
                              ‫ - הוצאה לצריכה פרטית לנפש, במחירים שוטפים‬II ‫לוח סיכום‬
             SUMMARY TABLE II - PRIVATE CONSUMPTION EXPENDITURE PER CAPITA, AT CURRENT PRICES
‫שנה‬     ‫למעט מוצרים בני קיימה מוצרים בני קיימה‬       ‫סך הכל‬       ‫למעט מוצרים בני קיימה מוצרים בני קיימה‬ ‫סך הכל‬
Year    Durable goods Excl. durable goods             Total       Durable goods Excl. durable goods       Total
               ‫אחוז השינוי הנומינלי, כל שנה לעומת קודמתה‬        NIS                                      ‫שקלים חדשים‬
                  Nominal percentage of change,
                   compared to the previous year
1950                                                                        0.0022              0.0248        0.0270
1951               30.7                   14.2            15.6              0.0029              0.0283        0.0312
1952               40.6                   53.1            51.9              0.0040              0.0433        0.0474
1953                 4.8                  27.7            25.7              0.0042              0.0553        0.0596
1954               27.0                   26.7            26.7              0.0054              0.0701        0.0755
1955                 2.9                  15.2            14.3              0.0055              0.0807        0.0863
1956               12.5                   13.8            13.7              0.0062              0.0918        0.0981
1957               27.1                    8.1              9.3             0.0079              0.0992        0.1072
1958               10.4                   10.1            10.1              0.0087              0.1093        0.1180
1959               15.8                    8.2              8.8             0.0101              0.1183        0.1284
1960               14.7                    9.0              9.4             0.0116              0.1289        0.1405
1961               15.5                   14.0            14.1              0.0134              0.1469        0.1604
1962               30.5                   14.4            15.8              0.0175              0.1682        0.1857
1963               20.9                   13.8            14.5              0.0212              0.1915        0.2126
1964               20.8                   10.2            11.3              0.0256              0.2111        0.2366
1964(A)                                                                     0.0257              0.2053        0.2310
1965                 3.7                  14.9            13.6              0.0266              0.2359        0.2625
1966                -8.2                   8.7              7.0             0.0244              0.2564        0.2808
1967              -20.8                    2.2              0.2             0.0193              0.2619        0.2812
1968               57.2                    7.4            10.8              0.0304              0.2812        0.3116
1969               41.1                    7.0            10.3              0.0429              0.3008        0.3437
1970              -13.4                    8.1              5.5             0.0372              0.3253        0.3625
1971               19.6                   13.7            14.3              0.0444              0.3698        0.4143
1972               31.1                   23.3            24.1              0.0583              0.4559        0.5141
1973               35.6                   24.3            25.6              0.0790              0.5668        0.6458
1974               44.7                   44.0            44.1              0.1143              0.8162        0.9305
1975               18.9                   40.2            37.6              0.1360              1.1445        1.2805
1976               28.6                   32.7            32.3              0.1748              1.5186        1.6935
1977               39.0                   38.7            38.7              0.2430              2.1067        2.3497
1978               96.0                   59.2            63.0              0.4761              3.3529        3.8290
1979              100.5                   83.1            85.2                 0.95                6.14          7.09
1980               69.7                 120.0            113.2                 1.62               13.50         15.12
1981              183.2                 134.9            140.1                 4.59               31.72         36.31
1982              128.5                 135.0            134.2               10.48                74.56         85.04
1983              179.7                 157.8            160.5               29.31              192.21        221.53
1984              243.7                 364.0            348.0                 101                  892           993
1985              244.0                 298.0            292.5                 347                3,549         3,896
1986              113.7                   61.3            66.0                 740                5,727         6,467
1987               30.9                   28.5            28.8                 969                7,361         8,330
1988               23.3                   19.3            19.8               1,195                8,783         9,978
1989                -8.5                  21.9            18.3               1,093              10,707        11,800
1990               21.9                   17.8            18.2               1,332              12,612        13,944
1991               25.5                   17.7            18.5               1,672              14,850        16,522
1992               27.6                   14.3            15.7               2,134              16,979        19,113
1993               11.6                   16.0            15.5               2,382              19,696        22,077
1994               16.1                   19.3            18.9               2,765              23,492        26,257
1995                 9.8                   9.4              9.5              3,036              25,708        28,745
1995(B)                                                                      3,078              25,416        28,494
1996               10.3                   13.5            13.2               3,396              28,851        32,247




                                                        -X-
         PRIVATE CONSUMPTION EXPENDITURE PER CAPITA IN SELECTED YEARS
                          QUANTITY INDICES 100=1950
700

600

500

400

300

200

100

   0
        1950 1955 1960 1965 1970 1975 1980 1985 1990 1995 1997 1999 2001 2003 2004




               CURRENT CONSUMPTION EXPENDITURE PER CAPITA AND
          EXPENDITURE ON DURABLE GOODS PER CAPITA, IN SELECTED YEARS
                           QUANTITY INDICES 100=1950
3,000

2,500

2,000

1,500

1,000

 500

   0
        1950 1955 1960 1965 1970 1975 1980 1985 1990 1995 1997 1999 2001 2003 2004
                  Durable goods per capita        Current consumption per capita




                                         - XI -
                 GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT PER CAPITA AND PRIVATE CONSUMPTION
                   EXPENDITURE PER CAPITA, QUANTITY CHANGE IN PERCENTAGES,
                          EACH YEAR COMPARED TO THE PREVIOUS ONE
         8

         6

         4

         2

         0

        -2

        -4
             1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004

                Private consumption expenditure per capita      Gross domestic product per capita




3.        DEFINITIONS AND EXPLANATIONS1
Private consumption expenditure: is the aggregate of private consumption
expenditures for goods and services of Israeli households and of non-profit
institutions serving households, whose expenditure is not mainly financed by the
government.
Goods or services for consumption are defined as goods or services used by
households, non-profit institutions or government units for the direct satisfaction of
the individual or collective wants or the needs of the individuals.
Consumption expenditure of households in the domestic market: due to lack of
detailed current statistics on consumption by Israelis, the breakdown of consumption
into its components relates to the combined domestic expenditure of all households
(both of Israeli residents and of foreign residents) in the domestic market.
Israeli households final consumption expenditure: expenditure by resident
households, in Israel and abroad, on goods and services, including durable goods,
but excluding expenditure on fixed assets such as dwellings or valuables which serve
as investments (works of art, precious metals and stones). Household consumption
is calculated at consumer prices; i.e. the prices paid by the households, including


1
    The definitions for the years 1995-2004 are based on the new System of National Accounts (SNA
    93), which was prepared by five international organizations: the United Nations, the International
    Monetary Fund, the World Bank, the OECD and EUROSTAT. The new system is presented in the
    guidebook: System of National Accounts 1993, Commission of the European Communities,
    International Monetary Fund, Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, United
    Nations, World Bank, Brussels/Luxembourg, New York, Paris, Washington D.C. 1993.
    The definitions for the years 1950-1995 were compiled according to the recommendations of the UN
    Statistical Office in 1968.



                                                 - XII -
taxes and necessary expenses for transportation of the goods from the seller to the
consumer.
Durable goods: durable goods are defined as a product that can be used repeatedly
or over a period of a year or more, assuming average physical use.
Housing services: housing services are calculated as rent money when dwellings are
rented out by their owners. When the owners live in the dwelling, the value of
housing services is imputed as final consumption of the owners. The housing
services produced are deemed to be equal in value to the rentals that would be paid
on the market for accommodation of the same size, quality and type. In addition to
the rentals or imputation thereof, housing services include municipal taxes, payments
for water, tenants committee and house painting or small renovations.
Consumption expenditure of non-profit institutions serving households: is equal to the
value of their intermediate consumption, payments to employees and indirect taxes
paid on wages and depreciation.
4.        CLASSIFICATION
Expenditure for each group of goods or services is broken down by source of supply
- domestic production or imports. In addition, private consumption from domestic
production and imports is classified by the characteristic industry. Goods and
services are grouped according to characteristic products of the economic
industries1.
5.        SOURCES OF THE DATA
Private consumption expenditure:
The main estimation methods of components of private consumption are:
Estimation based on flow of goods: For some of the household consumption -
agricultural food products, tobacco, some domestically produced durable goods, fuel,
electricity, person-nights in hotels, cinema visits, commercial hospital services -
monthly data are gathered on quantities of goods consumed and consumer prices.
This allows calculation of consumption expenditures by multiplying the quantities of
goods by their prices. Estimates of current and constant prices are calculated for
these items using this method. The sources of data on quantities are: reports of the
Agricultural Produce Marketing Board, the Israel Electric Corporation reports, fuel
company sales reports, monthly surveys of the Central Bureau of Statistics on the
supply of durable goods to the domestic market and on person-nights in hotels by
rating, and reports of the Ministry of Health on the number of hospitalization days in
commercial hospitals, by type of hospital. The prices used in the estimates are
obtained from surveys conducted by the CBS.
Estimates based on the Household Expenditure Survey conducted annually as of
1997: This method is used for estimates of housing services, business services, and
for some manufacturing products that are not food products or fuel. The Household
Expenditure Survey for 2003 is the most recent one to be used as a basis for
estimating private consumption for the items listed above. The survey was also used
as a basis for extrapolating estimates for subsequent years. The 1997 Household


1
    Standard Industrial Classification of All Economic Activities, Technical Publication No. 63,
    The Central Bureau of Statistics, Jerusalem, 2003.


                                                   - XIII -
Expenditure Survey was used to update the series of the previous years by
interpolation of the findings to the period of the previous Family Expenditure Survey
(1992/93). Extrapolation is based on indicators such as sales in manufacturing
industries (less exports) and imports of consumer goods.
As of 1964, the estimates of private consumption expenditure included the results of
comprehensive household survey (as of 1968/9) of all urban households. Estimates
for previous years were based on household expenditure surveys that cover only
urban households of employees. In the above summary tables, two estimates are
presented for 1964, which is the connection year.
Imports of consumption products are estimated using the foreign trade data.
Classification of goods as consumer goods, investment and inputs is based on the
results of the "Import Destination Survey", which was conducted in 1988. Since 1988,
the classification of imports and exports has been based on the harmonized system.
For imports, their classification includes about 13,000 goods, three times more than
the previous classification (Bruxell classification).
The consumption estimate for foreign residents in Israel and for Israelis abroad is
obtained from the "Travel" item in the Balance of Payments, after deduction of the
estimate for business expenditure.
The consumption estimate for non-profit institutions (labour expenditures and
purchases of other goods and services), at current prices, is based on the findings of
a survey of expenditures of non-profit institutions. This survey summarizes
consumption expenditures from financial reports of the institutions or from special
questionnaires sent to them. For the years in which reports had not yet been
received, the value of services during the last year for which data were available was
extrapolated according to changes in wages as reported to the National Insurance
Institute. The estimates for labour expenditures of non-profit institutions at constant
prices were obtained by extrapolating according to the change in the number of work
hours of employees in each type of institution. Purchases of other goods and
services, at constant prices, were calculated using price indices adjusted for the
composition of the institutions' purchases.
Current purchases of goods and services by non-profit institutions, at constant prices,
were classified by source of supply and by the characteristic production industry
based on a detailed analysis conducted during the preparation of the Input-Output
Tables for 1995. Classification of purchases at current prices took into consideration
the changes in prices for purchasing from domestic production, by industry and from
import.
6.       COMPARISON TO PREVIOUS PUBLICATIONS
Data published in the previous publication (“Private Consumption Expenditure by
Industry 1995-2003”, Special Publication No. 1240), were revised for the years 1995-
2003 according to the findings of the Household Expenditure Survey for 2003.In
addition to this revision several methodological improvements were made in order to
adapt Israel’s national accounts to the international requirements. The following are
the main revisions entered into the estimates:
        Expenditures on food consumed at restaurants and hotels were
         deducted from households expenditures on food. Concomitantly, the



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    same amount was added to the series on consumption of restaurant
    and hotel services.


   Estimates of expenditures for car insurance services were revised.
    According to the revised method, those services were calculated on the
    basis of actual insurance services provided, whereas in the earlier
    series they were based on annual payments of auto insurance
    premiums. Additionally, the series on expenditures for garage services
    was revised by adding expenditures for car repairs covered by
    insurance companies, which were not included in the earlier series.


   The series on purchases of personal computers was revised on the
    basis of data from the family expenditure survey.




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