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1345.4 - SA Stats, Apr 2007  
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South Australia's December 2006 quarter State Final Demand in chain volume (trend) terms was $16,757m and Australia's Domestic Final Demand was $245,890m.

The 0.8% increase in South Australia's State Final Demand recorded for the December 2006 quarter was the same as the increase in the national Domestic Final Demand (0.8%). Of the other states and territories the strongest growth for the quarter was reported in Victoria (up 1.1%) and Western Australia (up 0.9%). State Final Demand for the quarter fell in the Northern Territory and Tasmania, by 0.9% and 0.4 % respectively.

In the December 1996 quarter South Australian State Final Demand comprised 7.0% of Australian Domestic Final Demand; by the December 2006 quarter, the proportion had declined to 6.8%. 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 increased.

STATE FINAL DEMAND, Chain volume measures,
Percentage change from previous quarter, South Australia
Graph: State Final Demand, Chain volume measures
Source: Australian National Accounts (cat. no. 5206.0)


HOUSEHOLD FINAL CONSUMPTION EXPENDITURE (HFCE)
In chain volume (trend) terms, South Australia's December 2006 quarter HFCE was $9,761m (7.1% of the national total of $137,605m). This represented a 0.4% increase from the September 2006 quarter for South Australia and a 0.9% increase for Australia.

During the September 2006–December 2006 quarter, Furnishings and household equipment (up 3.5%) recorded the greatest increase in expenditure for South Australia, followed by Transport services (up 2.3%). For the same period, the greatest increases for Australia were in Transport services (up 2.9%) and Furnishings and household equipment (up 2.0%). Expenditure for the quarter on Purchase of vehicles recorded the greatest decrease for South Australia (down 2.0%) and Cigarettes and tobacco (down 0.4%) showed the greatest decrease for Australia.

The expenditure components which showed the largest increases for South Australia when comparing the December 2006 and December 2005 quarters were: Furnishings and household equipment (up 10.7% to $560m); and Electricity, gas and other fuel (up 8.6% to $303m). The expenditure components which showed the largest increase for Australia when comparing the December 2006 and December 2005 quarters were: Furnishings and household equipment (up 8.2% to $8,121m); Transport services (up 7.7% to $3,368m) and Clothing and footwear (up 6.6% to $5,438m). Decreases in expenditure on Cigarettes and tobacco were recorded for both South Australia (a 6.8% decrease to $178m) and Australia (a 6.0% decrease to $2,308m).

Comparing December 2006 with December 1996, HFCE has increased 39.3% for South Australia and 47.7% for Australia.

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

Graph: Household Final Consumption Expenditure(a), Trend
Source: Australian National Accounts (cat. no. 5206.0)

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