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Household food spending hits lowest point on records

Not since 1990 data collection began have budgets been so low

03 March, 14:03
Household food spending hits lowest point on records (ANSA) - Rome, March 3 - Household spending on food and non-alcoholic beverages plunged to an all-time record low in 2013, national statistical agency Istat said Monday.

Not since Istat began recording spending data in 1990 have household budgets hit such a low level, the agency said.

Spending totaled about 114 billion euros last year on food and beverages, down by 3.6 billion euro from 2012, the agency said.

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