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1345.4 - SA Stats, May 2008  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 27/05/2008   
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STATE ACCOUNTS


South Australia's December 2007 quarter State Final Demand in chain volume (trend) terms was $17,530m and Australia's Domestic Final Demand was $266,734m.

The 0.3% increase in South Australia's State Final Demand from the previous quarter was less than the increase observed in the national Domestic Final Demand (1.1%). Of the other states and territories the strongest growth for the quarter was reported in Tasmania (up 1.6%), followed by Victoria (up 1.4%).

In the December 2007 quarter South Australia's State Final Demand comprised 6.6% of Australian Domestic Final Demand, compared to 7.2% for the December 1997 quarter. The proportional contribution to the Australian Domestic Final Demand of New South Wales and Tasmania also decreased over this time period while that of the other states and territories (Victoria, Queensland, Western Australia, Northern Territory and Australian Capital Territory) increased. The most notable decrease occurred in New South Wales, with a fall from a 34.1% share to 31.1%. Queensland increased its share of Australian Domestic Final Demand from 17.5% to 20.1%.

STATE FINAL DEMAND, Chain volume measures,
Percentage change from previous quarter, South Australia
Graph: State final demand, chain volume measures, percentage change from previous quarter, South Australia
Source: Australian National Accounts: National Income, Expenditure and Product (cat. no 5206.0)


HOUSEHOLD FINAL CONSUMPTION EXPENDITURE (HFCE)
In chain volume (trend) terms, South Australia's December 2007 quarter HFCE was $10,421m (7.1% of the national total of $147,791m). This was a 1.1% increase from the September 2007 quarter for South Australia. For Australia, the increase was 1.3%.

The largest increases in expenditure in South Australia for the December 2007 quarter were for Recreation and culture (up 2.5% from the September 2007 quarter), followed by Transport services (up 1.7%). For Australia, the largest increase was for Transport services (up 2.6% from the September 2007 quarter) followed by Recreation and culture (up 2.1%). No expenditure components showed a decrease in the December 2007 quarter.

Comparing the December 2007 quarter and the December 2006 quarter, HFCE increased by 4.0% for South Australia and 4.7% for Australia. The expenditure components which showed the largest increases for South Australia during this period were Purchase of vehicles (up 10.3%) and Furnishings and household equipment (up 9.4%). The expenditure components which showed the largest increase for Australia were Purchase of vehicles (up 8.7%) and Clothing and footwear (up 7.9%).

HOUSEHOLD FINAL CONSUMPTION EXPENDITURE(a), Trend,
Chain volume measures, Percentage change from previous quarter

Graph: Household final consumption expenditure(a), trend, chain volume measures, percentage change from previous quarter
Source: Australian National Accounts: National Income, Expenditure and Product (cat. no 5206.0)


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