The bar chart provides information about how families in a country spent weekly income in both 1968 and 2018. Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features and comparing where relevant.
In a Nation, several customer associations have issued, through a bar graph, some results (in percentage) of joint research on the expenditures of families in various household activities in 1968 and 2018.
This study testified that, in the past, people were more prone to buy some items rather than others. However, this trend was set to mutate in 2018 in some cases.
The report showed that food was the first point of the shopping list in 1968, absorbing over 35% of the customers’ weekly income. No other sector could compare this one in that year. Expenditures for Housing ( 10%), fuel and power (a little above 5%), clothing and footwear (exactly 10%), household goods, personal goods, transport (all at 7%), and finally, leisure activities(8%) could not be minimally compared to what consumers spent to eat.
As said before, these trends changed in some cases in 2018. Food expenditures dramatically collapsed from 35% in the first year to barely 15% in the latter while, parallelly, playful activities over doubled the previous percentage (8%), touching barely 22% recently. People showed interest in Housing too. Money spent in this sector soared from 10% to almost 20%.
Lastly, the other goods and services had minimum variations. Families decided to invest more in transport (14% of their budget) while they did not make the same choice for clothing and wearing and personal goods, which underwent a little decline. Households, instead, substantially flattened.
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