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I found this sentence in a sample report for IELTS Writing task 1:

"By contrast, Germans were the lowest overall spenders, with roughly the same figures (just under £150,000) for each of the six products." (IELTS Simon)

However, I don't know why "figures" is used here and not "figure" since "each" only goes with singular words,
and based on the chart, each product only has 1 figure for Germany.

Could you please explain it to me?

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Tú Nguyễn 5167However, I don't know why "figures" is used here and not "figure" since "each" only goes with singular words,

It should be "amount." We spend an amount of money. We do not spend figure or figures.

"By contrast, Germans were the lowest overall spenders, with roughly the same amount (just under £150,000) for each of the six products."

The word "figure" is abused quite often in these Tasks. Avoid using this word, because it is only natural in very limited contexts.

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Tú Nguyễn 5167Could you please explain it to me?

You're right, of course. English can be pretty loose about things like this, though. The writer fell between two stools; there are six different German figures, but each product has only one. I would edit that to read "roughly the same figure". But when I read the sentence, I thought you were going to bring up "lowest spenders". I have never heard of a low spender.

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Thank you for your answer.