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Survey: Shanghai homes spend more on services

SHANGHAI families are spending more money on services. Last year they spent 12.9 percent more on services than in 2009, according to a survey released by the National Statistics Bureau yesterday.

The city's per capita service expenditure was 6,955 yuan (US$1,087) in 2010, 3.2 times the figure in 2000 and 30 times the figure in 1990.

The survey showed that expenses on transportation and telecommunications services grew the most during the 2005-2010 period. Shanghai's per capita expense on transportation was 749 yuan in 2010, 1.4 times the amount in 2005.

The city's per capita travel expense also increased 1.5 times compared with five years ago.

As the number of family cars multiplied, per capita spending on auto services reached 494 yuan, 3.8 times that of 2005.

In telecommunications, per capita spending was 978 yuan in 2010, 1.5 times that of 2005.

The survey said that in the past few years, insurance services recorded a declining share in household spending while expenses on restaurant dining and cultural activities were on the rise.


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