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HOUSEHOLD FINAL CONSUMPTION EXPENDITURE (HFCE)
In chain volume (trend) terms, South Australia's September quarter 2008 HFCE was $10,838m (7.1% of the national total of $152,462m). The value of HFCE was unchanged from the June quarter 2008 for South Australia. For Australia, HFCE was virtually unchanged from the June quarter 2008.
The largest increases in expenditure in South Australia for the September quarter 2008 were for Health (up 2.9% from the June quarter 2008), and Communications (up 0.9%). Expenditure on Cigarettes and tobacco decreased by 7.8% over this period.
For Australia, the largest increase was for Alcoholic beverages (up 0.9% from the June quarter 2008) followed by Insurance and other financial services (up 0.8%) and Health (up 0.7%). Expenditure on Purchase of vehicles decreased 3.6% from the June quarter 2008.
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