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1318.3 - Qld Stats, Aug 2009  
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CONSUMER PRICE INDEX

The all groups consumer price index (CPI) for Brisbane increased by 2.0% in the 12 months to June quarter 2009 compared with a 1.5% increase in the weighted average of the eight capital cities. Darwin recorded the highest increase of any capital city (2.5%). Brisbane recorded the third highest rise of any capital city. The higher result in Brisbane was largely due to stronger than average rises in housing and household contents and services.

Between the March quarter 2009 and the June quarter 2009 the Brisbane CPI increased by 0.6% compared with an increase of 0.5% for the weighted average of the eight capital cities.

Consumer Price Index - All Groups, Original - Percentage change from previous quarter(a)
Graph: Consumer Price Index - All Groups, Original — Percentage change from previous quarter(a)


In the June 2009 quarter, the majority of Brisbane price categories groups increased compared with the previous quarter. The largest increases were Household contents and services (3.1%), Health (1.5%) and Alcohol and tobacco (1.3%).

Over the same period, decreases were recorded for Financial and insurance services (-1.2%) and Food (-1.0%).

CPI Movement, Brisbane, Original - Percentage change from previous quarter: June 2009 quarter
Graph: CPI Movement, Brisbane, Original — Percentage change from previous quarter: June 2009 quarter


For more detailed information on the consumer price index, please refer to Consumer Price Index, Australia (cat no. 6401.0) or contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070. This publication is released quarterly.

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