MARCH KEY FIGURES
Dec Qtr 2012 to Mar Qtr 2013
Mar Qtr 2012 to Mar Qtr 2013
|Weighted average of eight capital cities |
|All groups CPI |
|Food and non-alcoholic beverages |
|Alcohol and tobacco |
|Clothing and footwear |
|Furnishings, household equipment and services |
|Recreation and culture |
|Insurance and financial services |
|CPI analytical series |
|All groups CPI, seasonally adjusted |
|Trimmed mean |
|Weighted median |
MARCH KEY POINTS
THE ALL GROUPS CPI
All Groups CPI,
Contribution to quarterly change
OVERVIEW OF CPI MOVEMENTS
- rose 0.4% in the March quarter 2013, compared with a rise of 0.2% in the December quarter 2012.
- rose 2.5% through the year to the March quarter 2013, compared with a rise of 2.2% through the year to the December quarter 2012.
- The most significant price rises this quarter were for new dwelling purchase by owner-occupiers (+1.7%), pharmaceutical products (+7.6%), tertiary education (+6.5%) and tobacco (+3.7%).
- The most significant offsetting price falls this quarter were for international holiday travel and accommodation (-5.2%), furniture (-6.8%) and fruit (-7.0%).
CHANGES IN THIS ISSUE
|ISSUE (QUARTER) ||Release Date|
|June 2013 ||24 July 2013|
|September 2013 ||23 October 2013|
|December 2013 ||22 January 2014|
|March 2014 ||23 April 2014|
As outlined in the December quarter 2012 issue, the following time series spreadsheets now incorporate time series for all CPI expenditure classes for the weighted average of eight capital cities, including those that are not seasonally adjusted:
- Table 15. CPI: Expenditure Class Index Numbers, Seasonally adjusted, Weighted Average of Eight Capital Cities, and
- Table 16. CPI: Expenditure Class, Combined seasonal adjustment factors, Weighted Average of Eight Capital Cities.
Any discrepancies between totals and sums of components in this publication are due to rounding.
For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070.