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HOUSEHOLD FINAL CONSUMPTION EXPENDITURE (HFCE)
In chain volume (trend) terms, South Australia's September quarter 2009 HFCE was $11,824m (7.0% of the national total of $168,082m). The value of HFCE for both South Australia and Australia increased by 0.6% between the June and September quarters 2009.
The main contributors to growth in HFCE in South Australia for the September quarter 2009 were Alcoholic beverages (up 2.5% from the June quarter 2009), Purchase of vehicles (up 1.9%), and Transport services (up 1.7%). Expenditure decreased on Clothing and footwear (down 1.1%), Cigarettes and tobacco (down 0.4%) and Communications (down 0.3%).
At the national level, expenditure increases were reported for almost all categories. The largest increases were for Food (up 1.1% from the June quarter 2009), Alcoholic beverages, Health and Purchase of vehicles (all up 1.0%). Similar to movements in South Australia for the September quarter 2009, the only categories recording a decrease in expenditure were Clothing and footwear (down 0.4%), Cigarettes and tobacco (down 0.3%) and Communications (down 0.2%).
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