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In seasonally adjusted chain volume terms, Western Australia's state final demand rose 3.5% ($952 million) to $28,418 million in March quarter 2007, due mainly to an increase in private gross fixed capital formation (up 7.6% or $700 million). Private investment grew 10.8% ($394 million) in non-dwelling construction and 10.5% ($287 million) in machinery and equipment. Final consumption expenditure also contributed to March quarter growth, with household consumption up 1.6% ($214 million) and government consumption up 0.8% ($31 million). Household consumption was mainly driven by increased spending on hotels, cafes and restaurants (up $42 million or 5.6%), recreation and culture (up $30 million or 1.8%), food (up $29 million or 1.9%) and the purchase of vehicles (up $28 million or 4.6%).
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