Australian Bureau of Statistics
6401.0 - Consumer Price Index, Australia, Jun 2012 Quality Declaration
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 25/07/2012
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At the All groups level, the CPI rose in seven capital cities during the June quarter 2012. Rises were recorded in Darwin (+0.9%), Sydney (+0.6%), Brisbane (+0.6%), Canberra (+0.6%), Melbourne (+0.5%), Perth (+0.5%) and Adelaide (+0.3%). A fall was recorded in Hobart (-0.4%).
The furnishings, household equipment and services group was the most significant positive contributor to the All groups quarterly movement, recording rises in all capital cities. The largest movement was recorded in Brisbane (+2.2%) driven by increases in household textiles with most other capital cities driven by increases in furniture.
The transport group was the second largest positive contributor to the All groups quarterly movement, recording rises in seven of the eight capital cities. The largest movement was recorded in Melbourne (+2.7%) due to increases in other services in respect of motor vehicles.
The food and non-alcoholic beverages group was also a positive contributor to the All groups quarterly movement, recording rises in all of the eight capital cities. The largest movements were recorded in Canberra (+1.4%) and Adelaide (+1.1%) driven by increases in vegetable prices due to unfavourable weather conditions.
The recreation and culture group was the most significant negative contributor to the All groups quarterly movement, recording falls in all cities with the exception of Darwin (+1.9%). The largest movement was recorded in Hobart (-4.5%) driven by falls in domestic holiday travel and accommodation.
Over the twelve months to the June quarter 2012, the All groups CPI rose in all capital cities with the largest positive movements recorded in Darwin (+1.6%) and Sydney (+1.3%). Hobart (+0.8%) and Brisbane (+0.9%) recorded the smallest rises over the twelve months to the June quarter 2012.
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