6401.0 - Consumer Price Index, Australia, Dec 2010 Quality Declaration
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 25/01/2011
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DECEMBER KEY POINTS
THE ALL GROUPS CPI
OVERVIEW OF CPI MOVEMENTS
OUTCOME OF THE 16TH SERIES CPI REVIEW
The ABS recently completed an extensive review of its CPI and has announced changes to ensure the CPI continues to meet the requirements of the Australian community. The 16th series CPI will be introduced from the September quarter 2011. For more details about changes to the CPI, please refer to Information Paper: Outcome of the 16th Series Australian Consumer Price Index Review (cat. no. 6469.0), or www.abs.gov.au.
Subject to the level of interest, the ABS is proposing to hold public information sessions to explain the planned changes to the CPI, and respond to any questions people may have about the changes. If interest permits, sessions will be held in ABS capital city offices during February. To register your interest please contact the ABS at email@example.com or on (02) 6252 7124 by February 4, 2011
IMPACT OF THE FLOODS
Flooding in Queensland began in late December 2010. It is expected that the first significant economic impact of this and floods in other states will be reflected in the March quarter 2011 release of this publication.
Price collection for the December quarter 2010 was not affected by the floods.
Any discrepancies between totals and sums of components in this publication are due to rounding.
LINKS TO OTHER PARTS OF THIS RELEASE ON THE WEBSITE
To access the 'Main Contributors to Change' data on the ABS website <http://www.abs.gov.au> use the link 'Main Contributors to Change' as shown below.
To access the 'Capital Cities Comparison' data on the ABS website <http://www.abs.gov.au> use the link 'Capital Cities Comparison' as shown below.
The standard way to access links to other parts of this or any release on the ABS website <http://www.abs.gov.au> is by selecting the required link from the links list in the box at the top left hand side of the 'Summary' page.
For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070.
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