6401.0 - Consumer Price Index, Australia, Sep 2010 Quality Declaration 
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MEDIA RELEASE
October 27, 2010
Embargo: 11.30 am (CANBERRA TIME)
128/2010
ABS CPI September Quarter 2010 Up 0.7%
The ABS Consumer Price Index rose 0.7% in the September quarter 2010, compared with a rise of 0.6% in the June quarter 2010.

The most significant price rises this quarter were for tobacco (+7.0%), water and sewerage (+12.8%), electricity (+6.0%), property rates and charges (+6.2%) and rents (+1.1%). The most significant offsetting price falls were in automotive fuel (–3.7%), vegetables (–5.4%), pharmaceuticals (–3.9%), audio, visual and computing equipment (–2.7%) and soft drinks, waters and juices (–1.8%).

The ABS Consumer Price Index rose 2.8% through the year to September quarter 2010, compared with a rise of 3.1% through the year to June quarter 2010.

Further information is available in Consumer Price Index, Australia (cat no. 6401.0)www.abs.gov.au

Media Note:
Please ensure when reporting on ABS data that you attribute the Australian Bureau of Statistics (or the ABS) as the source.