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1345.4 - SA Stats, Aug 2007  
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South Australia's March 2007 quarter State Final Demand in chain volume (trend) terms was $16,893m and Australia's Domestic Final Demand was $249,793m.


The 0.7% increase in South Australia's State Final Demand recorded for the March 2007 quarter was less than the increase in the national Domestic Final Demand (1.1%). Of the other states and territories the strongest growth for the quarter was reported in Western Australia (up 2.3%). State Final Demand for the quarter fell in the Northern Territory by 0.1%.

In the March 1997 quarter South Australia's State Final Demand of $11,323m comprised 7.0% of Australian Domestic Final Demand ($161,178m); compared to 6.8% by the end of the March 2007 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 increased.

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 (cat. no. 5206.0)


HOUSEHOLD FINAL CONSUMPTION EXPENDITURE (HFCE)

In chain volume (trend) terms, South Australia's March 2007 quarter HFCE was $9,833m (7.0% of the national total of $139,691m). This represented a 0.5% increase from the December 2006 quarter for South Australia and a 1.2% increase for Australia.

For the March 2007 quarter relative to the December 2006 quarter, Furnishings and household equipment (up 2.9%) recorded the greatest increase in expenditure for South Australia, followed by Purchase of vehicles (up 2.3%). For the same period, the greatest increases for Australia were in Purchase of vehicles (up 3.6%) and Furnishings and household equipment (up 2.0%). The March 2007 expenditure on Hotels, cafes and restaurants recorded the greatest decrease for South Australia (down 1.8%). No decreases were observed for Australia in this time.

Comparing the March 2007 quarter and the March 2006 quarter, HFCE increased by 2.1% for South Australia and 4.2% for Australia.

The expenditure components which showed the largest increases for South Australia when comparing the March 2007 and March 2006 quarters were: Furnishings and household equipment (up 11.9% to $573m); and Operation of vehicles (up 5.7% to $608m). The expenditure components which showed the largest increase for Australia when comparing the March 2007 and March 2006 quarters were: Furnishings and household equipment (up 8.8% to $8,299m); Purchase of vehicles (up 6.8% to $5,516m) and Transport services (up 6.7% to $3,355m). Cigarettes and tobacco was the expenditure component which showed the largest decrease for both South Australia (a 3.3% decrease to $178m) and Australia (a 2.4% decrease to $2,324m).

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

Graph: Household Final Consumption Ependiture, Trend, Chain volume measures, Percentage change from previous quarter
Source: Australian National Accounts (cat. no. 5206.0)



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