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1345.4 - SA Stats, Aug 2008  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 26/08/2008   
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STATE ACCOUNTS


STATE ACCOUNTS

South Australia's March quarter 2008 State Final Demand in chain volume (trend) terms was $17,889m, a 1.1% increase from the December quarter 2007. This was slightly higher than the increase recorded in Australia's Domestic Final Demand which was up 1.0% to $269,473m in the March quarter 2007.

Of the other states and territories, the strongest growth for the quarter was reported in Tasmania (up 1.6%), followed by Queensland and the Northern Territory (up 1.3%).

State Final Demand, Chain volume measures, Quarterly change, South Australia
Graph: State Final Demand, Chain volume measures, Quarterly change, South Australia



HOUSEHOLD FINAL CONSUMPTION EXPENDITURE (HFCE)

In chain volume (trend) terms, South Australia's March quarter 2008 HFCE was $10,766m (7.2% of the national total of $149,747m). This was a 2.1% increase from the December quarter 2007 for South Australia. For Australia, the increase was 1.1%.

HFCE, Chain volume measures, Trend, Quarterly change
Graph: HFCE, Chain volume measures, Trend, Quarterly change


The largest increases in expenditure in South Australia for the March quarter 2008 were for Hotels, cafes and restaurants (up 10.2% from the December quarter 2007), and Recreation and culture (up 4.0%). Expenditure on Transport services decreased 2.6% over this period.

For Australia, the largest increase was for Purchase of vehicles (up 2.2% from the December quarter 2007) followed by Health (up 1.8%). Expenditure on Transport services decreased 0.9% from the December quarter 2007 and the March quarter 2008.

HFCE, Chain volume measures, Trend, Quarterly change, South Australia - March 2008
Graph: HFCE, Chain volume measures, Trend, Quarterly change, South Australia—March 2008



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