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Consumer Expenditure Surveys

Section 17 - Subscriptions, Memberships, Books, and Entertainment


  • Fees for participating in sports, including -
           bowling   golf    swimming     tennis
            billiards     biking     hockey     hunting and fishing licenses
  • Single admissions to spectator sports, including -
           baseball   football    hockey   soccer   auto racing   basketball   track events
  • Single admission to performances, including -
            concerts     movies     plays     operas
  • Single admission to other entertainment activities, including -
           museums    amusement parks    zoos    state parks   historic sites
  • Books not purchased through book clubs, including -
            hardcover     paperbacks    audio books    digital books
            Exclude reference books or school books
  • Single copies of newspapers, magazines, periodicals (non-subscription)
  • Photographic film, including disposable cameras
  • Photo processing, including -
           digital photo processing    video film processing
  • Compact discs, audio tapes, or records
            Do not include blank or recordable CDs or blank or recordable audio tapes
  • Listening to or downloading music files
           Napster    iTunes   Rhapsody
  • Purchase of Blu-ray discs, DVDs, or VHS tapes, including -
           mail delivery DVD rentals
  • Rental of Blu-ray discs, DVDs, or VHS tapes, including -
           mail delivery DVD rentals
  • Viewing or downloading video files, including -
          CinemaNow       iTunes
  • Applications, games, or ringtones for a cell phone or other handheld devices, not already reported
  • Online games or other internet entertainment sites

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Last Modified Date: April 12, 2011