U.S. Commercial Spending Rises 8 Percent to Top $16 Trillion in 2005

Large enterprises spent $7.2 trillion, rising 9.8 percent over 2004, Visa expenditure index shows


Large enterprises spent $7.2 trillion, rising 9.8 percent over 2004, Visa expenditure index shows









Large Company Spending



  • Raw materials/manufactured goods - $1.20 trillion (17 percent)

  • Other core business services - $829 billion (11 percent)

  • Professional services - $562 billion (8 percent)

  • Personnel supply services - $525 billion (7 percent)

  • Insurance - $496 billion (7percent)


  • Manufacturing - $1.95 trillion (27 percent)

  • Wholesale trade - $1.62 trillion (23 percent)

  • Retail trade - $1.18 trillion (16 percent)

  • Finance/insurance - $555 billion (8 percent)

  • Information - $473 billion (6 percent)
Midsize Companies



  • Personnel supply services - $450 billion (14 percent)

  • Rent - $385 billion (12 percent)

  • Other business spending - $376 billion (11percent)

  • Professional services - $374 billion (11 percent)

  • Raw materials/manufactured goods - $361 billion (11 percent)


  • Wholesale trade - $686 billion (21 percent)

  • Manufacturing - $683 billion (21 percent)

  • Retail trade - $679 billion (20 percent)

  • Healthcare - $199 billion (6 percent)

  • Construction - $162 billion (5 percent)
Small Business Spending




  • Professional services - $541 billion (11 percent)

  • Rent - $412 billion (9 percent)

  • Personnel supply services - $404 billion (9 percent)

  • Other business spending - $370 billion (8 percent)


  • Retail trade - $913 billion (20 percent)

  • Wholesale trade - $621 billion (13 percent)

  • Manufacturing - $530 billion (11 percent)


  • Real estate/rental/leasing - $412 billion (9 percent)
Government Agency Spending



  • Raw materials/manufactured goods - $168 billion (15 percent)

  • Professional services - $105 billion (10 percent)

  • Personnel supply services - $98 billion (9 percent)

  • Other core business services - $82 billion (7 percent)

  • Computers/office equipment - $80 billion (7 percent)







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