school clothes shoppingHave you been  scanning  newspapers ads and websites looking for sales  of school supplies, latest clothing fads and essentials? What’s your back to School budget?  Last year the average family spent $1140.  Here are some US Census Statistics about how we spend our back to school budgets: 

Back-to-School Shopping

$8.8 billion  

The estimated sales at family clothing stores last year. The sales at bookstores last year were estimated at $1.6 billion.

Source: Monthly Retail Trade and Food Services

www.census.gov/retail/mrts/www/mrtssales92-present.xls

28,138
The number of family clothing stores in 2014. For back-to-school shopping, choices of retail establishments were plenty: In 2014, there were 7,351 children and infants clothing stores; 25,214 shoe stores; 6,823 office supply and stationery stores; 6,888 bookstores; and 7,898 department stores.

Source: 2014 County Business Patterns, NAICS: 448140, 448130, 448210, 453210, 451211, 45211

http://factfinder.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/BP/2014/00A1//naics~44813|44814|448210|451211|4521|453210

www.census.gov/construction/c30/xls/total.xls

$2.9 billion
The third quarter 2015 after tax profit estimates for apparel and leather product manufacturing corporations, up $1.2 billion from after tax profits in the second quarter of 2015.

Source: Quarterly Financial Report

School Supplies

www.census.gov/econ/qfr/

$17.7 million
In 2015, the dollar value of U.S. imports of rubber erasers. The majority of this amount ($10.3 million) was for rubber erasers imported from China.

Source: International Trade Statistics, Harmonized Code: 4016920000 https://usatrade.census.gov/

$2.6 million
The dollar value of rubber erasers exported in 2015. Mexico was the leading customer, purchasing $1.5 million worth.

Source: International Trade Statistics, Harmonized Code: 4016920000 https://usatrade.census.gov/

$256.9 million
The dollar value of binders and folders imported in 2015. China was the principal importer, importing a value of $128.9 million.

Source: International Trade Statistics, Harmonized Code: 482030 

https://usatrade.census.gov/

$41.5 million
The dollar value of binders and folders exported in 2015. Canada was the majority exporter, purchasing more than any other country, $28.5 million.

Source: International Trade Statistics, Harmonized Code: 482030

https://usatrade.census.gov/

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Jennifer Cummings

Ms. Cummings has a B.A.in psychology, and a M.Ed. in special education from Framingham State College in Massachusetts. She has been an elementary teacher in Massachusetts for almost 10 years, serving both regular education and special education students. She has taught grades 1,4, and 5.

"I believe that families' involvement in their child's education is one of the key ingredients to creating a successful school experience for children. Keeping parents informed about school-related issues helps parents and teachers work together for the best possible outcomes for their children. Learning together makes learning fun - for everyone!" - Jennifer Cummings.

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