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HOUSEHOLD FINAL CONSUMPTION EXPENDITURE (HFCE)
In chain volume (trend) terms, South Australia's December quarter 2009 HFCE was $11,863m; an increase of 0.3% over the result recorded in the September quarter and representing 6.9% of the national total ($171,004m). The value of HFCE Australia increased by 0.7% between the September and December quarters 2009.
The main contributors to growth in HFCE in South Australia for the December quarter 2009 were Health (up 5.4% from the September quarter 2009) and Purchase of vehicles (up 3.2%). Expenditure decreased on Electricity, gas and other fuel (down 6.4%), Clothing and footwear (down 3.1%) and Transport services (down 2.7%).
At the national level, expenditure increases were reported for almost all categories. The largest increases were for Purchase of vehicles (up 2.9% from the September quarter 2009), Health (up 1.5%), Insurance and other financial services (up 1.2%) and Hotels, cafes and restaurants (up 1.1%). The largest decrease in expenditure was for Transport services (down 1.3%) with smaller decreases recorded for Clothing and footwear (down 0.4%), Cigarettes and tobacco (down 0.3%) and Alcoholic beverages (down 0.2%).
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