Table 7.6 Classification of personal expenditure on consumer goods and services, 2000

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Code and title Millions of dollars Description

PSG01 Food, beverages and tobacco

77,556 Empty cell 

PS01 Food and non-alcoholic beverages

56,547 Empty cell 

J101 Food and non-alcoholic beverages (non-durable)

55,477 Bread and cereals; meat and poultry; fish and seafood; prepared meals; dairy products and eggs; oils and fats; fruits and vegetables; bakery products; sugar, jam, honey, chocolate and confectionery; salt, spices, sauces, condiments and seasonings; and frozen foods.

J102 Imputed food (non-durable)

1,070 Value of food grown and/or manufactured and subsequently consumed by farmers; food paid in lieu of wages and salaries.

PS02 Alcoholic beverages bought in stores

11,659 Empty cell 

J104 Alcoholic beverages bought in stores (non-durable)

11,659 Beer, wine and distilled alcoholic beverages bought in stores.

PS03 Tobacco products

9,350 Empty cell 

J105 Tobacco products (non-durable)

9,350 Cigarettes and other tobacco products.

PSG02 Clothing and footwear

27,575 Empty cell 

PS04 Men's and boys' clothing

9,393 Empty cell 

J051 Men's and boys' clothing (semi-durable)

9,361 Men's and boys' clothing including accessories.

J069 Men's clothing repairs and alterations (service)

32 Empty cell 

PS05 Women's, girls' and infant's clothing

14,125 Empty cell 

J052 Women's, girls' and infants' clothing (semi-durable)

13,944 Women's, girls' and infants' clothing including accessories.

J067 Women's clothing repairs and alterations (service)

181 Empty cell 

PS06 Footwear

4,057 Empty cell 

J056 Footwear (semi-durable)

3,946 Footwear excluding sports specific footwear shown in J021.

J057 Footwear repairs (service)

111 Empty cell 

PSG03 Rent, fuel and power

135,618 Empty cell 

PS07 Imputed rent

82,586 Empty cell 

J153 Imputed rent (service)

82,586 Imputation for the cost of renting owner-occupied dwellings. It represents the rental value of space only, not including the cost of energy (J106, J107 and J108).

PS08 Paid rent

29,059 Empty cell 

J154 Paid rent (service)

28,011 Rent paid for houses, mobile homes, farms and cottages. It represents the rental value of space only, not including the cost of energy (J106, J107 and J108), furniture and appliance rentals (J164), janitorial services (J165) and parking (J221).

J164 Furniture and appliance rentals (service)

310 Imputed value of furniture and electric household appliances included in paid rent.

J165 Janitorial services (service)

738 Imputed value of janitorial services included in paid rent such as cleaning, lawn mowing and snow removal.

PS09 Other shelter expenses

4,666 Empty cell 

J151 Water, sewage and garbage charges (service)

2,579 Empty cell 

J155 Imputed lodging (service)

709 Value of accommodation provided to employees by employers in industries such as mining and logging.

J156 Paid lodging (excluding universities) (service)

114 Fees for recreational camps, hunting or fishing camps, and rooming and boarding houses.

J157 Lodging in universities (service)

266 Empty cell 

J162 Property insurance (service)

998 Only the cost of service is considered to be personal expenditure. The cost of service is measured by premiums earned plus premium supplements (investment income of pre-paid premiums and unpaid claims) minus claims due. Auto insurance is shown in J175.

PS10 Electricity

11,428 Empty cell 

J106 Electricity (non-durable)

11,428 Empty cell 

PS11 Natural gas

5,034 Empty cell 

J107 Natural gas (non-durable)

5,034 Empty cell 

PS12 Other fuels

2,845 Empty cell 

J108 Other fuels (non-durable)

2,845 Fuels such as propane, light fuel oil, kerosene for heating and cooking purposes and firewood.

PSG04 Furniture, furnishings and household equipment and maintenance

48,476 Empty cell 

PS13 Furniture, carpets and other floor coverings

7,144 Empty cell 

J001 Furniture (durable)

6,431 Indoor and outdoor furniture including mattresses.

J002 Floor coverings (durable)

470 Excludes wall to wall carpets and wooden or ceramic floors as they are considered a capital expenditure.

J003 Upholstery and furniture repairs (service)

243 Empty cell 

PS14 Household appliances

8,081 Empty cell 

J004 Refrigerators and freezers (durable)

1,243 Empty cell 

J005 Washers and dryers (durable)

849 Empty cell 

J006 Stoves, ranges and microwave ovens (durable)

1,476 Cooking appliances including barbecues.

J007 Other major appliances (durable)

1,023 Dishwashers and other portable household appliances.

J008 Small electrical appliances (durable)

1,775 Small household appliances such as fans, food mixers, steam irons and electric blankets; telephone and related equipment including facsimile.

J009 Household equipment repairs (service)

399 Repairs to appliances and equipment shown in PS14.

J010 Garden tools and equipment for outdoor maintenance (durable)

1,316 Mowers, snow blowers, sprinklers and hand tools used in horticulture such as hedge shears; engines and parts for lawn and garden tractors.

PS15 Semi-durable household furnishings

14,256 Empty cell 

J053 Thread, yarn and sewing accessories (semi-durable)

515 Empty cell 

J054 Piece goods (semi-durable)

1,143 All types of fabrics including awnings and flags.

J061 Household textiles and furnishings (semi-durable)

4,575 Bedding, shades, blinds, art and decorative goods.

J062 China, glassware and kitchenware (semi-durable)

2,338 Kitchenware; metal, plastic and wooden kitchen utensils; ceramic and glass household products; mirrors.

J063 Lamps, lighting equipment and accessories (semi-durable)

1,259 Portable lighting fixtures; insulated wire and cable (excluding aluminium); wiring materials and electrical meters; electric light bulbs and tubes; electric lighting fixtures.

J064 Flatware (semi-durable)

266 Silver or metal plated table cutlery including knive sets.

J065 Hardware (semi-durable)

4,160 Lumber and other building materials; hand and power tools (excluding garden tools); hardware such as nails, fasteners, doorknobs and hinges; household batteries; metal and plastic containers and closures; iron and steel wire and cable; scales and balances.

PS16 Non-durable household supplies

10,278 Empty cell 

J103 Pet food (non-durable)

1,626 Empty cell 

J109 Soaps and other cleaning supplies (non-durable)

2,642 Bleach and fabric softeners; polish, cream and wax products; other cleaning products such as dishwashing detergent and oven cleaning preparations.

J110 Other household supplies (non-durable)

3,854 Various household non durable products such as toilet paper, paper towel and tissue; diapers; plastic and paper bags; aluminium foil.

J113 Flowers, plants and other horticultural supplies (non-durable)

2,156 Seeds (excluding oil seeds), nursery stock, peat moss, chemical fertilizers, insecticides and herbicides.

PS17 Domestic and child care services

5,121 Empty cell 

J158 Domestic services (service)

1,220 Domestic help such as cleaning services.

J159 Child care, in the home (service)

1,146 Empty cell 

J160 Child care, outside the home (service)

2,755 Empty cell 

PS18 Other household services

3,596 Empty cell 

J161 Laundry and dry cleaning (service)

1,427 Empty cell 

J163 Pet care (service)

968 Veterinary and other services for pets such as grooming, boarding and training.

J211 Miscellaneous household services (service)

1,201 Fees for plumbers, electricians, carpenters, painters and decorators; investigation and security services; machinery and equipment rental.

PSG05 Medical care and health services

28,986 Empty cell 

PS19 Medical care

13,456 Empty cell 

J166 Medical care, dental care and the like (service)

8,116 Medical and dental fees; charges for various services such as physiotherapy, chiropractic medicine and acupuncture; fees for laboratory tests such as blood tests.

J167 Special care facilities (service)

3,120 Fees for residential health care facilities such as old age homes, nursing homes and psychiatric homes.

J168 Other health care (service)

2,220 Fees for ambulance services paid by individuals; operating expenses of non-profit family and housing services such as food banks, emergency and other relief services.

PS20 Hospital care and the like

1,388 Empty cell 

J169 Hospital care and the like (service)

1,388 Fees for hospital services such as private room option and rental of television in the room.

PS21 Other medical care expenses

4,137 Empty cell 

J171 Accident and sickness insurance (service)

4,137 Only the cost of service is considered to be personal expenditure. The cost of service is measured by premiums earned plus premium supplements (investment income of pre-paid premiums and unpaid claims) minus claims due.

PS22 Pharmaceutical products and medical goods

10,005 Empty cell 

J111 Pharmaceutical products and medical goods (non-durable)

10,005 Pharmaceutical products including prescription and non-prescription drugs; ophthalmic goods; wheelchairs and orthopaedic appliances.

PSG06 Transportation and communications

100,169 Empty cell 

PS23 New and used (net value) motor vehicles

37,852 Empty cell 

J011 New automobiles (durable)

16,666 Value representing the personal use of new automobiles purchased or leased. The value for leases reflect the full value of the vehicle and not the periodic payments.

J012 Used motor vehicles (net value) (durable)

6,730 The value of purchases less sales of used motor vehicles made by households.

J013 New trucks and vans (durable)

14,456 Value representing the personal use of new passenger vans, sport-utility vehicles and trucks purchased or leased. The value for leases reflect the full value of the vehicle and not the periodic payments.

PS24 Motor vehicle repairs and parts

11,704 Empty cell 

J015 Motor vehicle maintenance and repairs (service)

6,028 Includes labour costs only. Replacement motor vehicle parts and accessories are shown in J016.

J016 Motor vehicle parts and accessories (durable)

5,676 Motor vehicle parts and accessories such as tires, engines, wheels, brakes and batteries. Labour costs are shown in J015.

PS25 Motor fuels and lubricants

20,284 Empty cell 

J112 Motor fuels and lubricants (non-durable)

20,284 Empty cell 

PS26 Other auto related services

5,995 Empty cell 

J174 Bridges and highway tolls (service)

245 Empty cell 

J175 Auto insurance (service)

3,844 Only the cost of service is considered to be personal expenditure. The cost of service is measured by premiums earned plus premium supplements (investment income of pre-paid premiums and unpaid claims) minus claims due.

J221 Parking (service)

773 Empty cell 

J222 Driving lessons and membership in automobile associations (service)

410 Empty cell 

J223 Motor vehicle renting (service)

723 Rental service of passenger cars and trucks (including operating leases).

PS27 Purchased transportation

12,182 Empty cell 

J173 Commissions paid to tour operators (service)

696 Commission implicit in fees of travel agencies, tour operators and tourist guide services.

J176 Urban transit (service)

1,927 Spending on urban passenger transport services such as city or commuter buses and commuter trains.

J177 Railway transport (service)

193 Empty cell 

J178 Interurban bus (service)

694 Spending on interurban and rural bus transportation (scheduled or chartered) and scenic and sightseeing bus transportation.

J179 Air transport (service)

7,175 Empty cell 

J180 Water transport (service)

260 Spending on passenger water transport including sightseeing trips.

J181 Taxis (service)

524 Spending on taxis, limousines and shuttle services.

J182 Moving and storage (service)

713 Fees for moving household furniture and other goods and charges for storage and warehousing.

PS28 Communications

12,152 Empty cell 

J183 Telecommunications (service)

11,377 Wireline and wireless communication services; internet access services.

J184 Postal and courier services (service)

775 Empty cell 

PSG07 Recreation, entertainment, education and cultural services

66,269 Empty cell 

PS29 Recreation, sporting and camping equipment

23,040 Empty cell 

J014 Road and off-road recreational vehicles (durable)

3,043 Recreational vehicles such as motor homes, motorcycles, bicycles and snowmobiles.

J017 Radios, sound systems and accessories (durable)

4,568 Empty cell 

J018 TV sets, video equipment and accessories (durable)

3,230 Empty cell 

J019 Boats, aircraft and accessories (durable)

1,289 Includes motors.

J020 Photographic and optical equipment (durable)

1,315 Includes photocopiers and microfilm equipment.

J021 Sporting and camping equipment (durable)

2,993 Tents, sleeping bags, sails, firearms, recreational and sporting equipment such as golf and fishing equipment.

J022 Office machines, computers and equipment (durable)

2,786 Includes pre-packaged software products and games for personal computers.

J023 Musical instruments and supplies (durable)

878 Empty cell 

J024 Trailers (durable)

959 Empty cell 

J025 Recreation equipment repairs (service)

524 Repair services for equipment shown in PS29.

J026 Recreation equipment rentals (service)

1,455 Rental services for equipment shown in PS29 including the rental of electronic games and videos.

PS30 Reading and entertainment supplies

10,118 Empty cell 

J059 Toys, games and hobby supplies (semi-durable)

3,551 Includes video games.

J060 Films and other photographic supplies (semi-durable)

549 Empty cell 

J066 Newspapers, books, magazines and stationery (semi-durable)

5,734 Includes paper stationery, greeting cards, post cards and artists' supplies.

J068 Pets and supplies (semi-durable)

284 Empty cell 

PS31 Recreational services

25,405 Empty cell 

J185 Games of chance (service)

10,357 Wagers net of payouts for government-controlled slot machines, lotteries, casinos, video lottery terminals and bingos.

J186 Pari-mutuel (service)

420 Wagers net of payouts on horse racing.

J187 Other recreational services (service)

9,024 Spending on live performing arts, sports and recreational events; operating expenditures of non-profit organizations offering sports and recreation services such as ice rinks and community swimming pools, net of sales of selected goods and services.

J219 Cable television and pay television (service)

3,879 Subscription fees for cablevision and satellite services; rental fees for satellite dishes and TV converters.

J224 Cinemas (service)

810 Empty cell 

J225 Photographic services (service)

915 Spending on photographic processing, extra prints and passport pictures; portrait taking, restoration, copying and retouching services.

PS32 Education and cultural services

7,706 Empty cell 

J188 University fees (service)

3,216 Tuition and other fees.

J189 Fees for education and training, other than university (service)

3,738 Tuition fees for private schools, colleges, post secondary vocational and technical schools paid for by individuals; other educational fees such as ballet, music or business schools.

J190 Other educational and cultural services (service)

752 Operating expenditures of non-profit organizations offering educational and cultural services minus educational fees paid by households to non-profit organizations shown in J189.

PSG08 Miscellaneous goods and services

113,176 Empty cell 

PS33 Personal effects n.e.c.

3,414 Empty cell 

J027 Watches and jewellery (durable)

2,786 Includes clocks and precious articles such as silverware (excluding flatware).

J028 Watches and jewellery repairs (service)

138 Empty cell 

J058 Luggage, leather goods and other personal effects (semi-durable)

490 Includes briefcases and smokers' supplies; excludes leather clothing accessories and footwear shown in J051, J052 and J056.

PS34 Personal care

12,001 Empty cell 

J114 Cosmetics and toiletries (non-durable)

5,834 Oral care, skin care and hair care products.

J191 Hairstyling for men and women (service)

3,895 Empty cell 

J192 Other personal care (service)

1,022 Spending on personal services such as massages and cosmetic treatments.

J210 Undertaking and other funeral services (service)

1,250 Includes caskets.

PS35 Restaurants and accommodation services

43,286 Empty cell 

J193 Meals outside the home (service)

30,679 Meals provided by restaurants, cafés and catering services (including tips).

J194 Alcoholic beverages consumed in licensed establishments (service)

7,393 Beer, wine and distilled alcoholic beverages consumed in licensed premises (including tips).

J195 Accommodation services (service)

5,094 Includes hotels, bed and breakfast and camping grounds (including tips).

J196 Board paid (service)

120 Empty cell 

PS36 Financial and legal services

41,769 Empty cell 

J199 Stock and bond commissions (service)

2,494 Commissions paid by households to licensed securities brokers and dealers for transactions in all stocks and bonds. Excludes commissions paid by trusteed pension plans (J206) and those related to mutual funds (J208). 

J200 Financial intermediaries, implicit loan charges (service)

7,059 Imputed service charges on non-mortgage loans to households by banks and other deposit accepting companies (except credit unions), and by other consumer lending institutions.

J201 Credit unions, implicit deposit charges (service)

1,149 Imputed service charges on households' deposits by credit unions.

J202 Life insurance (service)

8,071 Only the cost of service is considered to be personal expenditure. The cost of service is measured by the actual premiums earned plus the premium supplements (investment income of pre-paid premiums and unpaid claims) from which we substract claims due and increases in actuarial reserves. 

J203 Financial intermediaries, explicit charges (service)

3,723 Service charges explicitly collected from households by financial institutions (except credit unions) for deposit accounts, guarantees, letters of credit and safety deposit boxes; annual credit card fees.

J204 Financial intermediaries, implicit deposit charges (service)

5,510 Imputed service charges on households' deposits by banks and other deposit accepting companies (except credit unions).

J205 Credit unions, explicit charges (service)

731 Service charges explicitly collected from households by credit unions for deposit accounts, guarantees, letters of credit and safety deposit boxes; annual credit card fees.

J206 Trusteed pension funds (service)

1,388 Operating expenses associated with managing trusteed pension funds.

J207 Credit unions, implicit loan charges (service)

435 Imputed service charges on non-mortgage loans to households by credit unions.

J208 Mutual funds (service)

8,527 Operating expenses associated with managing mutual funds and commissions paid by households related to the purchase or sale of funds.

J209 Legal, accounting and other services (service)

2,682 Fees for legal and representation services; payments for newspaper notices and advertisements in all media; services provided only by government such as the granting of visas and passports.

PS37 Operating expenses of non-profit organizations

12,706 Empty cell 

J212 Welfare and charitable organizations (service)

4,906 Operating expenditures of welfare and charitable organizations net of sales of selected goods and services.

J213 Religious organizations (service)

4,046 Operating expenditures of religious organizations net of sales of selected goods and services.

J214 Trade unions (service)

2,322 Operating expenditures of membership organization unions net of sales of selected goods and services.

J220 Political parties (service)

150 Operating expenditures of political parties net of sales of selected goods and services.

J226 Indian bands and Inuit (service)

1,282 Spending on wages, salaries and supplementary labour income of Indian bands and Inuit.

PSG09 Net expenditure abroad

-1,816 Empty cell 

PS38 Net expenditure abroad

-1,816 Empty cell 

J215 Travel payments abroad (service)

16,462 Personal spending outside the country by Canadians. Provincial and territorial estimates also include personal spending by Canadians outside their province or territory.

J216 Spending of military personnel abroad (service)

61 Empty cell 

J218 Travel receipts from non-residents (service)

-18,339 Business and personal spending by foreigners travelling in Canada. Provincial and territorial estimates also include personal spending of Canadians from other provinces and terrritories.

Personal expenditure on consumer goods and services

596,009 Empty cell 

Durable goods (durable)

81,958 Empty cell 

Semi-durable goods (semi-durable)

52,115 Empty cell 

Non-durable goods (non-durable)

143,264 Empty cell 

Services (service)

318,672 Empty cell 

Source: Guide to the Income and Expenditure Accounts, Statistics Canada, catalogue no.13-017-X