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1318.3 - Qld Stats, Sep 2007  
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PRICES

CONSUMER PRICE INDEX

The all groups consumer price index (CPI) for Brisbane increased by 2.6% in the 12 months to June 2007, compared to a 2.1% rise in the weighted average of the eight capital cities.


Brisbane's CPI rose by 1.4% between the March quarter and the June quarter 2007 and for the same period, the weighted average of the eight capital cities rose by 1.2%.

Consumer Price Index - All Groups, Original - Percentage change from previous quarter(a)
Graph: Consumer Price Index - All Groups, Original—Percentage change from previous quarter(a)



In the June 2007 quarter, the categories with the largest percentage increases in Brisbane were Transport (3.0%), Food (1.9%) and Health (1.9%). Significant rises in automotive fuel prices contributed to the increase in the Transportation group. Price rises in fruit and vegetables and hospital and medical services were factors in the increases for the Food and Health groups, respectively. Recreation (-0.4%) and Clothing and footwear (-0.2%) experienced falls in prices between the March quarter and the June quarter 2007.

CPI Movement, Brisbane, Original - Percentage change from previous quarter: June 2007 quarter
Graph: CPI Movement, Brisbane, Original—Percentage change from previous quarter: June 2007 quarter



For more detailed information on the consumer price index, please refer to Consumer Price Index, Australia (cat no. 6401.0) or ring the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070. This publication is released quarterly.

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