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01 Food and non-alcoholic beverages
14.15 This component comprises the following groups of expenditure:
14.16 The value of food consumed by Australian residents in cafes, restaurants, hotels, motels and similar catering establishments is part of HFCE on Hotels, cafes and restaurants (category 11); the value of meals consumed by patients in hospitals and nursing homes is part of HFCE on Health (06.3).
Sources and methods
14.17 The periodic Retail Census provides the primary benchmarks for estimates of food and non-alcoholic drinks purchased by households for their own consumption from retail and service outlets. Other elements included in the benchmark are: sales by manufacturing and wholesale establishments; sales by organisations selling directly to the public; goods withdrawn from inventories for own use; and self-supplied food. The latest benchmark is moved forward using data from the monthly Survey of Retail Trade.
14.19 Current price estimates of purchases of food by Australian residents in Australia are revalued using the relevant component of the CPI.