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HOUSEHOLD FINAL CONSUMPTION EXPENDITURE (HFCE)
In chain volume (trend) terms, South Australia's December quarter 2008 HFCE was $11,134m (7.3% of the national total of $152,496m). The value of HFCE for South Australia increased by 1.2% from the June quarter 2008 to the September quarter 2008. For Australia, HFCE was virtually unchanged from the September quarter 2008.
The largest increases in expenditure in South Australia for the December quarter 2008 were for Other goods and services (up 4.6% from the September quarter 2008), Recreation and culture (up 2.7%) and Food (up 2.2%). Expenditure on Cigarettes and tobacco decreased by 4.8% over this period.
For Australia, the largest increase was for Health (up 1.3% from the September quarter 2008) followed by Insurance and other financial services (up 0.7%), Rent and other dwelling services (up 0.6%) and Electricity, gas and other fuel (0.6%). Expenditure on Purchase of vehicles decreased 3.7% from the September quarter 2008.
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