6401.0 - Consumer Price Index, Australia, Mar 2015 Quality Declaration
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 22/04/2015
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MARCH KEY POINTS
THE ALL GROUPS CPI
OVERVIEW OF CPI MOVEMENTS
CHANGES IN THIS ISSUE
The Weighted median and Trimmed mean index numbers are now published to four decimal places, and are available in the time series spreadsheet "TABLE 8. CPI: Analytical Series, Weighted Average of Eight Capital Cities". The percentage changes for the Weighted median and Trimmed mean are calculated from these index numbers and continue to be published in "TABLE 8. Analytical Series, Weighted Average of Eight Capital Cities".
Seasonally adjusted indexes for the CPI groups and the trade exposure series, Tradables and Non-tradables, are now included in the time series spreadsheet "TABLE 15. CPI: Group, Expenditure Class and Selected Analytical Series Index Numbers, Seasonally adjusted, Weighted Average of Eight Capital Cities".
Samples of these changes were published on the ABS website on 31 March 2015 in Information Paper: Changes to Publication 6401.0 - Consumer Price Index, Australia (cat. no. 6401.0.55.005).
CHANGES IN FUTURE RELEASES
From the June quarter 2015 issue, the International Comparisons tables will no longer be published. These are "TABLE 9. International comparisons, All groups CPI excluding Housing and Insurance and financial services - Index numbers" and "TABLE 10. International comparisons, All groups CPI excluding Housing and Insurance and financial services - Percentage changes". For international comparisons data, please refer to the OECD publication "Consumer Prices (MEI)" which contains a comprehensive range of statistics for the 34 OECD member countries and for some non-member countries (http://stats.oecd.org/Index.aspx?DatasetCode=MEI_PRICES).
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.
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