CONSUMER PRICE INDEX
Between September quarter 2008 and December quarter 2008, the All groups CPI for Melbourne decreased by 0.5%. The groups which recorded decreases were Transportation (-7.2%), Health (-1.5%), Financial and insurance services (-0.5%) and Household contents and services (-0.1%). The groups which recorded increases were Food (1.8%), Alcohol and tobacco (also 1.8%), Clothing and footwear (0.9%), Recreation (0.8%) and Communication (0.3%).
Between December quarter 2007 and December quarter 2008, the All groups CPI for Melbourne rose by 3.2%. The CPI All groups weighted average for the eight capital cities rose by 3.7% over the same period. The biggest annual increases for Melbourne were recorded in Financial and insurance services (6.1%), Housing (5.8%) and Alcohol and tobacco (5.6%). The groups which recorded a decrease for the year were Transportation (-1.3%) and Clothing and footwear (also -1.3%).
CONSUMER PRICE INDEX(a) GROUPS,
Percent Change from September Quarter 2008 to December Quarter 2008
View underlying table as an Excel spreadsheet: 1367.2 Consumer Price Index, By Group, Melbourne (file size 51kB)