1360.0 - Measuring Australia's Economy, 2003  
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CONSUMER PRICE INDEXES, ALL GROUPS EXCLUDING HOUSING(a) (1989-1990 = 100.0)
Period
United
States
Japan
Germany
Canada
United
Kingdom
Hong
Kong
Republic of Korea
Taiwan
New Zealand(b)
Australia

ANNUAL
1996-1997
124.3
108.2
118.2
118.8
131.5
167.6
151.3
125.7
113.7
123.9
1997-1998
125.8
112.4
120.3
120.6
134.6
173.9
162.1
127.2
114.9
125.4
1998-1999
127.2
112.4
120.7
122.0
137.2
172.0
169.0
128.2
116.9
126.9
1999-2000
130.9
111.6
121.8
125.0
139.3
166.6
172.1
129.3
118.7
129.4
2000-2001
135.3
111.0
124.2
128.1
141.4
164.8
179.2
130.9
123.5
136.4
2001-2002
136.4
107.7
126.6
130.3
143.5
162.5
185.0
130.6
127.0
140.4

QUARTERLY
2000-2001
March
135.7
110.9
124.5
127.9
140.9
163.7
180.6
129.8
123.8
137.0
June
137.1
110.8
125.9
129.8
143.0
164.4
182.5
129.9
125.1
138.4
2001-2002
September
136.7
108.8
126.0
130.1
142.9
164.0
183.7
130.4
125.8
138.4
December
135.8
108.3
125.4
128.7
143.2
163.4
183.3
131.6
126.5
139.8
March
135.7
107.0
127.3
129.9
143.4
161.4
185.1
130.1
127.1
141.1
June
137.3
106.8
127.7
132.5
144.6
161.2
187.7
130.4
128.5
142.1
2002-2003
September
137.7
n.y.a.
127.7
n.y.a.
144.5
n.y.a.
188.2
130.5
129.0
142.8

(a) Because of the may differences in the structure of the housing sector in different countries and in the way that housing is treated in their Consumer Price Indexes, and index which excludes housing is used for the purpose of international comparisons of consumer price indexes.
(b) From March quarter 1994 the statistics for New Zealand refer to ‘all groups excluding housing and credit services’.

Source: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).


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