"The Consumer Expenditure Survey (CE) program consists of two surveys, the Quarterly Interview Survey and the Diary Survey, that provide information on the buying habits of American consumers, including data on their expenditures, income, and consumer unit (families and single consumers) characteristics. The survey data are collected for the Bureau of Labor Statistics by the U.S. Census Bureau."
"Each of the four volumes in the American Generation Series provides an in-depth look at the demographics and lifestyle data most important for researchers who want to understand how each generation is changing and what to expect from them in the future." Generations covered: Millennials, Generation X, Baby Boom, and Older Americans.
"Best Customers: Demographics of Consumer Demand" is a unique look at how changing demographics are reshaping the consumer marketplace. It reveals the best (who spends the most) and biggest (who controls market share) customers for over 300 of products and services, thus alerting researchers to potential booms and busts in the years ahead. Based on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics' Consumer Expenditure Survey, "Best Customers" analyzes household spending by age of householder, household income, household type, race and Hispanic origin of householder, region of residence, and educational attainment of householder. "Best Customers" is divided into 21 chapters, arranged alphabetically, with each chapter focusing on a major spending category. Within each chapter, individual products and services are arranged alphabetically. The chapters are: alcoholic beverages, apparel, computers, education, entertainment, financial products and services, household furnishings, gifts to non-household members, groceries, health care, household services, housekeeping supplies, personal care products and services, reading material, restaurants and carry-outs, shelter and utilities, telephone, tobacco, transportation, travel, and utilities.