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HOUSEHOLD FINAL CONSUMPTION EXPENDITURE (HFCE)
In chain volume (trend) terms, South Australia's December quarter 2010 HFCE was $12,400m; an increase of 0.3% over the result recorded in the September quarter 2010 and representing 7.0% of the national total ($176,312m). The value of HFCE for Australia increased by 0.7% between the September and December quarters 2010.
The main contributors to growth in HFCE in South Australia for the December quarter 2010 were Transport services (up 1.8% from the September quarter 2010), Electricity, gas and other fuel (up 1.6%) and Operation of vehicles (up 0.8%). The largest decreases in expenditure were for Purchase of vehicles (down 2.2%), Cigarettes and tobacco (down 1.5%) and Furnishings and household equipment (down 1.0%).
At the national level, expenditure increases were reported for most categories. The largest increases were for Transport services (up 2.4% from the September quarter 2010), Electricity, gas and other fuels (up 1.7%), and Recreation and culture (up 1.5%). The largest decreases in expenditure were for Purchase of vehicles (down 1.1%).
Please refer to source publications for impact of floods on data and collections.
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