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HOUSEHOLD FINAL CONSUMPTION EXPENDITURE (HFCE)
In chain volume (trend) terms, South Australia's September quarter 2010 HFCE was $12,413m; an increase of 0.8% over the result recorded in the June quarter 2010 and representing 7.1% of the national total ($175,023m). The value of HFCE for Australia increased by 0.9% between the June and September quarters 2010.
The main contributors to growth in HFCE in South Australia for the September quarter 2010 were Electricity, gas and other fuels (up 5.2% from the June quarter 2010) and Clothing and footwear (up 3.1%) and Transport services (up 1.8%). The largest decreases in expenditure were for Hotels, cafes and restaurants (down 0.9%), Furnishings and household equipment and the Purchase of vehicles (down 0.6%).
At the national level, expenditure increases were reported for most categories. The largest increases were for Purchase of vehicles (up 2.6% from the June quarter 2010), Recreation and culture (up 2.1%), and Transport services (up 1.6%). The largest decreases in expenditure were for Alcoholic beverages and Clothing and footwear (down 0.4%).
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