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HOUSEHOLD FINAL CONSUMPTION EXPENDITURE (HFCE)
In chain volume (trend) terms, South Australia's March quarter 2010 HFCE was $11,880m; an increase of 0.8% over the result recorded in the December quarter 2009 and representing 7.0% of the national total ($170,025m). The value of HFCE for Australia increased by 0.6% between the December quarter 2009 and March quarter 2010.
The main contributors to growth in HFCE in South Australia for the March quarter 2010 were Purchase of vehicles (up 4.3% from the December quarter 2009) and Clothing and footwear (up 3.8%). Small decreases were reported against expenditure on Furnishings and household equipment (down 0.8%), Cigarettes and tobacco, Operation of vehicles, and Education services (all down 0.5%).
At the national level, expenditure increases were reported for most categories. The largest increases were for Purchase of vehicles (up 3.0% from the December quarter 2009), Insurance and other financial services (up 1.8%) and Transport services (up 1.0%). The largest decreases in expenditure were for Electricity, gas and other fuel and Operation of vehicles (both down 0.6%) with smaller decreases recorded for Cigarettes and tobacco (down 0.3%) and Alcoholic beverages (down 0.2%).
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