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6401.0 - Consumer Price Index, Australia, Sep 2013 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 23/10/2013   
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SEPTEMBER KEY FIGURES

Jun Qtr 2013 to Sep Qtr 2013
Sep Qtr 2012 to Sep Qtr 2013
Weighted average of eight capital cities
% change
% change

All groups CPI
1.2
2.2
Food and non-alcoholic beverages
0.2
-0.6
Alcohol and tobacco
0.9
4.0
Clothing and footwear
1.1
0.6
Housing
2.0
4.0
Furnishings, household equipment and services
1.0
0.1
Health
0.0
4.1
Transport
2.4
2.7
Communication
0.1
1.8
Recreation and culture
1.9
0.9
Education
0.0
5.6
Insurance and financial services
0.4
2.9
CPI analytical series
All groups CPI, seasonally adjusted
1.0
2.3
Trimmed mean
0.7
2.3
Weighted median
0.6
2.3


All Groups CPI, Quarterly change
Graph: All Groups CPI, Quarterly change

Contribution to quarterly change
Graph: Contribution to quarterly change




SEPTEMBER KEY POINTS


THE ALL GROUPS CPI
  • rose 1.2% in the September quarter 2013, compared with a rise of 0.4% in the June quarter 2013.
  • rose 2.2% through the year to the September quarter 2013, compared with a rise of 2.4% through the year to the June quarter 2013.


OVERVIEW OF CPI MOVEMENTS
  • The most significant price rises this quarter were for automotive fuel (+7.6%), international holiday travel and accommodation (+6.1%), electricity (+4.4%), property rates and charges (+7.9%), water and sewerage (+9.9%) and domestic holiday travel and accommodation (+3.5%).
  • The most significant offsetting price fall this quarter was for vegetables (-4.5%).


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE (QUARTER) Release Date
December 2013 22 January 2014
March 2014 23 April 2014
June 2014 23 July 2014
September 2014 22 October 2014



CHANGES IN THIS ISSUE

The CPI Analytical series; 'All Groups CPI, seasonally adjusted' and 'Underlying trend series - Trimmed mean and Weighted median' and seasonally adjusted Expenditure Class series have been revised as a result of the Annual Seasonal Re-analysis (ASR). The ASR reviews the seasonal adjustment of these series in more detail than is possible in the quarterly processing cycle. The Appendix of this issue presents the outcomes of the ASR and provides a summary of the changes implemented from the September quarter 2013.

Changes to the seasonally adjusted series do not affect the original CPI index series.

For more information about seasonal adjustment see paragraphs 14 to 17 of the Explanatory notes or refer to Information Paper: Seasonal Adjustment of Consumer Price Indexes, 2011 (cat. no. 6401.0.55.003).


ROUNDING

Any discrepancies between totals and sums of components in this publication are due to rounding.


INQUIRIES

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