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HOUSEHOLD FINAL CONSUMPTION EXPENDITURE (HFCE)
In chain volume (trend) terms, South Australia's March quarter 2011 HFCE was $12,429m; an increase of 0.2% over the result recorded in the December quarter 2010 and representing 7.0% of the national total ($177,419m). The value of HFCE for Australia increased by 0.6% between the December quarter 2010 and March quarter 2011.
The main contributors to growth in HFCE in South Australia for the March quarter 2011 were Transport services and Operation of vehicles (up 1.4% from December quarter 2010), and Education services (up 1.2%). The largest decreases in expenditure were for Clothing and footwear (down 2.4%) and Purchase of vehicles (down 2.2%).
At the national level, expenditure increases were reported for most categories. The largest increases were for Transport services (up 2.7% from December quarter 2010), and Education services and Operation of vehicles (up 1.2%). The largest decrease in expenditure was for Purchase of vehicles (down 2.6%).
Please refer to source publications for impact of floods on data and collections.
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