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1384.6 - Statistics - Tasmania, 2007  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 17/01/2007   
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Contents >> Prices >> Retail prices of selected items

In Hobart between the June quarter 2005 and the June quarter 2006, the average retail price of petrol increased by 23.0% from $1.14 to $1.40 per litre. The average price of bananas also rose significantly due to the effects of Cyclone Larry in Queensland. The average retail price of bananas increased by 245.1% from $2.37 to $8.18 per kg.

Amongst other items whose average price increased between the June quarter 2005 and the June quarter 2006 were beef, lamb and pork, whilst the prices for frozen chicken and bacon rashers fell in the same period.

AVERAGE RETAIL PRICES OF SELECTED ITEMS, Weighted average(a)(b) - Hobart
Prices(c)
June qtr 2005
June qtr 2006
Change
Item
Units(d)
cents
cents
%

Dairy products
Milk
2 litres
299
313
4.7
Cheese, processed, sliced, wrapped
500 g
432
440
1.9
Butter
500 g
243
287
18.1
Bread and cereal products
Bread, white loaf, sliced
680 g
262
265
1.1
Biscuits, dry
250 g
205
208
1.5
Breakfast cereal, corn-based
550 g
372
388
4.3
Flour, self-raising
2 kg
260
260
0
Rice, long grain
1 kg
216
217
0.5
Meat
Beef - roast beef(e)
1 kg
1,109
1,134
2.3
Beef - rump steak
1 kg
1,776
2,034
14.5
Beef - T-bone steak, with fillet
1 kg
1,829
2,005
9.6
Beef - chuck steak
1 kg
942
979
3.9
Lamb - leg
1 kg
894
915
2.3
Lamb - loin chops
1 kg
1,625
1,698
4.5
Lamb - forequarter chops
1 kg
903
936
3.7
Pork - leg
1 kg
781
806
3.2
Pork - loin chops
1 kg
1,227
1,355
10.4
Chicken - frozen(f)
1 kg
378
348
-7.9
Bacon, middle rashers
250 g pkt
370
354
-4.3
Sausages
1 kg
514
546
6.2
Salmon, pink
210 g can
345
335
-2.9
Fresh fruit and vegetables
Oranges
1 kg
256
260
1.6
Bananas
1 kg
237
818
245.1
Potatoes
1 kg
183
185
1.1
Tomatoes
1 kg
426
524
23.0
Carrots
1 kg
175
170
-2.9
Onions
1 kg
206
191
-7.3
Processed fruit and vegetables
Peaches
825 g can
284
300
5.6
Pineapple, sliced
450 g can
162
170
4.9
Peas, frozen
500 g pkt
157
161
2.5
Snacks and confectionery
Chocolate, milk, block
250 g
388
386
-0.5
Other food
Sugar, white (g)
2 kg
279
285
2.2
Jam, strawberry
500 g jar
273
302
10.6
Teabags
180 g pkt
440
394
-10.5
Coffee, instant
150 g jar
652
694
6.4
Tomato sauce
600 ml
193
186
-3.6
Margarine, poly-unsaturated
500 g
256
262
2.3
Baked beans, in tomato sauce
420 g
126
136
7.9
Baby food
120 g can
79
83
5.1
Household supplies
Laundry detergent
1 kg
584
608
4.1
Dishwashing detergent
450 ml
332
371
11.7
Facial tissues
180 pkt
218
216
-0.9
Pet food
400 g
112
124
10.7
Private motoring
Petrol, unleaded
1 litre
113.8
140.0
23.0
Alcoholic drinks
Beer, low alcohol(h)
24 x 355ml - 375ml bottles
2,654
2,748
3.5
Beer, full strength(i)
24 x 375ml bottles
3,661
3,794
3.6
Draught beer, low alcohol, public bar(h)
285 ml glass
259
264
1.9
Draught beer, full strength, public bar(i)
285 ml glass
305
311
2.0
Scotch nip, public bar
30 ml
381
382
0.3
Personal care products
Toilet soap
4 x 125 g
310
288
-7.1


(a) This is a price list of selected retail goods. The prices in the list are the averages for items of specified grades, qualities and brands charged by a number of selected retailers in a city. They are included in the calculation of the CPI.
(b) Index numbers for financial years are calculated as the simple arithmetic average of the quarterly index numbers.
(c) The list should be regarded as no more than an approximate indicator of price levels and price changes and the average prices for some items may not be comparable from city to city nor from quarter to quarter as the specifications of the products, brands etc. may change.
(d) The table units are not necessarily those for which the original price data were obtained; in such cases, prices have been calculated for the table unit.
(e) For example silverside, topside or blade bolar roast.

(f) Represents average price of brand name and generic brand products.
(g) Represents average price of brand name and generic brand products.
(h) Includes light and mid strength beer with an alcohol content equal to or less than 3.5%.
(i) Alcoholic content of full strength beer is greater than 3.5%.
Source: Average Retail Prices of Selected Items (cat. no. 6403.0.55.001).

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