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1318.3 - Qld Stats, May 2009  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 25/05/2009   
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The all groups consumer price index (CPI) for Brisbane increased by 3.1% in the 12 months to March quarter 2009 compared with a 2.5% increase in the weighted average of the eight capital cities. Brisbane recorded the highest rise of any capital city. This higher result was largely due to stronger than average rises in housing and household contents and services.

Between the December quarter 2008 and the March quarter 2009 the Brisbane CPI increased by 0.2% compared with an increase of 0.1% for the weighted average of the eight capital cities. The food group recorded the largest positive contribution to the quarterly movement in all cities with the exception of Darwin.

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 March 2009 quarter, the majority of Brisbane price categories groups increased compared with the previous quarter. The largest increases were Education (6.7%), Health (5.2%) and Food (2.1%).

Over the same period, Financial and Insurance services decreased 5.2%, Recreation 1.6% and Transportation 1.4%.

CPI Movement, Brisbane, Original - Percentage change from previous quarter: March 2009 quarter
Graph: CPI Movement, Brisbane, Original—Percentage change from previous quarter: March 2009 quarter

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

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