Key U.S. Business Spending Trends Reveal Increase in Temp Labor Spending

Raw materials/manufactured goods, information technology, professional services, personnel supply services and rent are top spending categories in Visa CCE survey


  • Manufacturing — $1.96 trillion (26 percent)
  • Wholesale trade — $1.70 trillion (22 percent)
  • Retail trade — $1.25 trillion (16 percent)
  • Finance/insurance — $662 billion (9 percent)
  • Information — $505 billion (7 percent)
Government Agency Spending



Spending Category

Transaction Volume (billion)

% Share of CCE

% Increase over 2005

Core Business Services

$2,965

38.8

  5.7

Maintenance/Operations

$2,427

31.8

  7.3

Raw Materials/Mfg. Goods

$1,229

16.1

  2.6

Rent

   $362

  4.7

16.8

Travel/Entertainment

   $164

  2.2

  7.2

Capital Equipment

     $91

  1.2

16.7

Other Spending

   $398

  5.2

  5.8

Total

$7,636

 100

 




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