Thursday, July 16, 2009

Big spenders

The top 5 big spenders in my sample of 26/30 OECD countries for the year 2006...consumers that is:
  • Greece
  • USA
  • Turkey
  • Portugal
  • UK
This is the share of C (private consumptions spending on durables, nondurables, and services) out of Y = C + I + G + NX. I chose 2006 to view pre-recession saving and consumption trends, but it will be interesting to see how these figures change five years down the road!

Note: The source data is the OECD's Main Economic Indicator database

Rebecca Wilder

1 comment:

  1. Hi Rebecca,

    I followed your the link in your Household Savings Rates post on the Angry Bear to this post and I find the chart fascinating.  Is there any chance of seeing a post-2008 set of numbers (even an abbreiated version).  I would be curious to see if different countries changed their behaviour.

    Thanks,

    Kosta

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