6401.0 - Consumer Price Index, Australia, Sep 2011 Quality Declaration
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 26/10/2011
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ABS CPI September quarter 2011 up 0.6%
The Consumer Price Index (CPI) rose 0.6% in the September quarter 2011, compared with a rise of 0.9% in the June quarter 2011.
The most significant price rises in the September quarter 2011 were for electricity (+7.8%), international holiday travel and accommodation (+5.1%), rents (+1.2%), water and sewerage (+8.6%) and property rates and charges (+5.2%). The most significant offsetting price falls were for pharmaceutical products (–5.0%), audio, visual and computing equipment (–3.3%), automotive fuel (–1.4%), vegetables (–2.5%), motor vehicles (–1.0%) and fruit (–1.2%).
The CPI rose 3.5% from the September quarter 2010 to the September quarter 2011, compared with a rise of 3.6% from the June quarter 2010 to the June quarter 2011.
Further information is available in Consumer Price Index, Australia (cat. no. 6401.0).
The September quarter 2011 issue of the Australian Consumer Price Index incorporates the main outcomes from the recent major review of the CPI. The CPI has been reviewed 16 times since its introduction in 1960. These reviews ensure that the CPI continues to be a comprehensive and reliable measure of price inflation for Australia. The changes include;
Further information about these changes is contained in the Information Paper: Introduction of the 16th Series Australian Consumer Price Index, 2011 (cat. no. 6470.0)
Media Note: Please ensure when reporting on ABS data that you attribute the Australian Bureau of Statistics (or the ABS) as the source.
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