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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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CAPITAL CITIES COMPARISON



ALL GROUPS CPI

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


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.

All Groups CPI, All groups index numbers and percentage changes

Index number(a)
Percentage change
Jun Qtr 2012
Mar Qtr 2012 to Jun Qtr 2012
Jun Qtr 2011 to Jun Qtr 2012

Sydney
179.9
0.6
1.3
Melbourne
177.7
0.5
1.2
Brisbane
185.8
0.6
0.9
Adelaide
183.9
0.3
1.2
Perth
180.4
0.5
1.1
Hobart
177.9
-0.4
0.8
Darwin
178.2
0.9
1.6
Canberra
180.8
0.6
1.2
Weighted average of eight capital cities
180.4
0.5
1.2

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



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