The line graph and pie charts given provide data on economic growth, as well as household spending patterns in housing, food, clothing, entertainment, travel, and other from 1995 to 2010.
In 1995, economic growth was approximately 1 per cent. The pie chart for that year illustrates that the spending on essentials such as housing and food accounted for two-thirds of overall household expenses; whereas, the spending on less crucial categories like clothing, entertainment, and travel was way lower at roughly 20 per cent.
By 2000, the growth has nearly doubled and expenditure on housing has shrunk to roughly one-quarter of total spending. On the other hand, expenses on food and non-essential items had risen. The trend of expansion of the latter category was even more evident in 2005, when the growth of economy had reached approximately 4.5 per cent.
Nevertheless, the trend had reversed when in 2010 growth returned to 1 per cent caused by economic decline. The breakdown of expenditure was similar to the pattern marked in 1995. Moreover, the decrease in non-essential spending was even more evident.
Overall, the figures show that household expenditures were affected by economic growth.