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6401.0 - Consumer Price Index, Australia, Dec 2013 Quality Declaration 
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DECEMBER KEY FIGURES

Sep Qtr 2013 to Dec Qtr 2013
Dec Qtr 2012 to Dec Qtr 2013
Weighted average of eight capital cities
% change
% change

All groups CPI
0.8
2.7
Food and non-alcoholic beverages
1.6
1.1
Alcohol and tobacco
1.6
5.4
Clothing and footwear
-1.1
-1.3
Housing
0.5
4.3
Furnishings, household equipment and services
0.4
1.1
Health
-0.5
4.4
Transport
-0.1
1.9
Communication
1.2
1.7
Recreation and culture
2.1
2.4
Education
0.0
5.6
Insurance and financial services
0.2
1.6
CPI analytical series
All groups CPI, seasonally adjusted
0.9
2.6
Trimmed mean
0.9
2.6
Weighted median
0.9
2.6


All Groups CPI, Quarterly change
Graph: All Groups CPI, Quarterly change

Contribution to quarterly change
Graph: Contribution to quarterly change




DECEMBER KEY POINTS


THE ALL GROUPS CPI
  • rose 0.8% in the December quarter 2013, compared with a rise of 1.2% in the September quarter 2013.
  • rose 2.7% through the year to the December quarter 2013, compared with a rise of 2.2% through the year to the September quarter 2013.


OVERVIEW OF CPI MOVEMENTS
  • The most significant price rises this quarter were for domestic holiday travel and accommodation (+6.9%), fruit (+8.1%), vegetables (+7.1%), new dwelling purchase by owner-occupiers (+1.0%), international holiday travel and accommodation (+2.6%) and tobacco (+2.2%).
  • The most significant offsetting price fall this quarter was for automotive fuel (-1.1%).


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE (QUARTER) Release Date
March 2014 23 April 2014
June 2014 23 July 2014
September 2014 22 October 2014
December 2014 28 January 2015



ROUNDING

Any discrepancies between totals and sums of components in this publication are due to rounding.


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