CONSUMER PRICE INDEX
Between September quarter 2007 and December quarter 2007, the all-groups CPI for Melbourne rose by 1.0%. The groups which recorded the largest increases were Transportation (2.6%), Financial and insurance services (2.4%), Alcohol and tobacco (1.7%) and Housing (1.4%). The groups which recorded decreases were Health (-1.0%) and Food (-0.2%).
Between December quarter 2006 and December quarter 2007, the all-groups CPI for Melbourne rose by 3.3%. The CPI all-groups weighted average for the eight capital cities rose by 3.0% over the same period. The biggest yearly increases for Melbourne occurred in Financial institution and insurance services (6.3%), Transportation (5.8%) and Alcohol and tobacco (4.3%). The only group which recorded a decrease for the year was Household contents and services (-1.1%).
View underlying table as an Excel spreadsheet: 1367.2 Table 15, Consumer Price Index, By Group, Melbourne
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