5204.0 - Australian System of National Accounts, 2005-06  
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PRICES IN THE NATIONAL ACCOUNTS


The annual movements for the Chain price indexes for GDP and Domestic final demand were 4.8% and 2.8% respectively. This gap in price movements is mainly caused by changes in prices paid for Imports and the prices received for Exports. The Chain price index for Exports showed a strong increase of 15.1%, with large increases recorded for Coal (42%), Gold (40%) and Mineral ores (38%).

Exports, Chain price indexes for selected items, Reference year: 2004-05 = 100.0
Graph: Exports, Chain price indexes for selected items, Reference year: 2004–05 = 100.0



The Chain price index for Imports showed a lesser increase of 3.8%, the main driver of this increase was Fuels and lubricants with around a 45% increase.


The Chain price indexes for Household final consumption expenditure and Gross fixed capital formation showed moderate increases of 2.5% and 2.2% respectively. See table 6 for more details.