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HOUSEHOLD FINAL CONSUMPTION EXPENDITURE (HFCE)
In chain volume (trend) terms, South Australia's June quarter 2009 HFCE was $11,518m (7.4% of the national total of $155,390m). The value of HFCE for South Australia increased by 1.0% between the March and June quarters 2009. At the national level, HFCE increased by 0.6% over the same period. Growth in the value of HFCE has been consistently stronger in South Australia since the December quarter 2007.
The main contributors to growth in HFCE in South Australia for the June quarter 2009 were Recreation and culture (up 3.0% from the March quarter 2009), Clothing and footwear (up 2.0%), and Furnishings and household equipment (up 1.7%). Expenditure on Hotels, cafes and restaurants was the only category to record a decrease over the same period (down 0.7%).
At the national level, expenditure increases were reported for almost all categories with the largest movements recorded in Clothing and footwear (up 1.4% from the March quarter 2009), Insurance and other financial services (up 0.9%), Food (up 0.8%), and Recreation and culture (up 0.8%). Expenditure on cigarettes and tobacco showed no change over this period.
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