Pork Trends, 1991 - 2006*
Quick Facts:

Year $ Billion # of Projects

1991
1992
1993
1994
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005

3.1
2.6
6.6
7.8
10.0
12.5
14.5
13.2
12.0
17.7
18.5
20.1
22.5
22.9
27.3

546
892
1,712
1,318
1,439
958
1596
2143
2839
4326
6333
8341
9362
10656
13997

The # of projects increased by 940 percent between 1996 and 2006.

The # of projects decreased 29 percent between 2005 and 2006.

The total number of projects has increased by 6.4 percent since 2003.

The cost of pork in 2006 was 6.2 percent more than in fiscal 2005.

The cost of pork has increased by 29 percent since fiscal 2003.

Since 1991, CAGW had identified 76,421 projects totaling $241 billion. 

* All years are fiscal years

The information above was provided by Citizens Against Government Waste.

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