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6401.0 - Consumer Price Index, Australia, Jun 2008 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 23/07/2008   
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CAPITAL CITIES COMPARISON


ALL GROUPS

All Groups: Percentage change from previous quarter
Graph: All Groups: Percentage change from previous quarter


At the All groups level, the CPI rose in all capital cities this quarter. Brisbane rose 1.7%, Perth rose 1.6%, Sydney and Darwin rose 1.5%, Adelaide rose 1.3%, Melbourne and Canberra rose 1.2%, while Hobart rose 1.0%.

Deposit and loan facilities and automotive fuel were the main contributors in all cities. Rents also rose strongly in most cities. Food prices were generally less significant and fell in some cities due to the impact of falls in fruit and vegetable prices.

The relatively lower increase for Hobart was mainly due to smaller than average contributions from financial and insurance services, housing and food, combined with a stronger than average fall in recreation and a fall in household contents and services where other cities showed rises.

Over the twelve months to June quarter 2008, the All groups CPI rose in all capital cities with the increases ranging from 3.5% in Hobart to 5.1% in Brisbane. The higher result in Brisbane is largely due to stronger than average contributions from housing, transportation and clothing and footwear.

CPI, All groups index numbers and percentage changes

Index number(a)
Percentage change
Jun Qtr 2008
Mar Qtr 2008 to Jun Qtr 2008
Jun Qtr 2007 to Jun Qtr 2008

Sydney
164.1
1.5
4.3
Melbourne
162.5
1.2
4.4
Brisbane
168.4
1.7
5.1
Adelaide
167.6
1.3
4.6
Perth
165.1
1.6
4.5
Hobart
162.9
1.0
3.5
Darwin
160.8
1.5
3.9
Canberra
165.0
1.2
4.4
Weighted average of eight capital cities
164.6
1.5
4.5

(a) Base of each index: 1989–90 = 100.0.



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