Survey of Family Budgets (FBS), carried out by IBGE, shows reduction in spending on food at home
According to the Family Budget Survey, carried out by IBGE, it is no longer a surprise that the Brazilian family is changing its expending habits. Data show a decrease in expenses with food, in contrast, expenses with home, transportation, health and education are rising.
Among the changes observed in relation to the eating habits of Brazilians, the survey divides it into two sub-categories: eating at home and eating out of the home. According to IBGE’s data, the second sub-category is responsible for almost 35% of the Brazilian family’s expenses, who participated in the study.
It is worth mentioning that the items which are part of the eating at home category, are those bought at supermarkets, grocery stores, meat shops, and all of those which can be consumed at home. Eating out of the home, on the other hand, are expenses made at restaurants, bars, etc.
Even though in the current moment the expending on eating out of the home is growing, since 2002 the survey shows eating at home on the lead. In 2002, this rate was of 76%; in 2008, it dropped to 69%; and now it is at 67%, in 2018.