Terms used in official statistics

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Expenditures on consumer goods and services


Allocated to satisfying household's needs.

They include products purchased by cash, also using debt or credit card, on credit, received free of charge and natural consumption (consumer goods and services taken from the self-employed activity of which freelance professionals and persons using private farm in agriculture to satisfy household's needs). Consumer goods comprise non-durable goods (such as food, beverages or medicines), semi-durable goods (such as clothes, books, toys) and durable goods ( such as cars, washing maschines, refrigerators, television sets).

High-level terms

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GUS – Departament Badań Społecznych i Rynku Pracy