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However, in seasonally adjusted chain volume terms, Western Australia recorded the highest rate of growth in state final demand among the states and territories, with an increase of 4.3% ($1,115 million) to $27,306 million in the December quarter 2006. More than half of this growth was driven by investment in non-dwelling construction, up $603 million or 20.5%, while strong contributions also came from machinery and equipment investment (up $299 million or 12.6%) and household final consumption expenditure (up $257 million or 2.0%). Detracting from growth in the December quarter 2006 were falls in general government final consumption expenditure (down $80 million or 2.1%) and ownership transfer costs (down $63 million or 12.3%).
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