Thursday, July 10, 2008

The bare necessities

Household spending

The bare necessities

Jul 8th 2008

Where people spend most on food and fuel

THE soaring cost of food and fuel is a concern for the governments of rich and poor countries alike. Many households in Africa and Asia shell-out more on food and fuel as a share of total spending and so are disproportionately hit by rising prices. But in some poor countries fuel subsidies help to ease the pain.


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