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1318.3 - Qld Stats, July 2010 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 19/07/2010   
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Consumer Price Index

The all groups consumer price index (CPI) for Brisbane increased by 3.0% in the 12 months to March quarter 2010 compared with a 2.9% increase in the weighted average of the eight capital cities. Darwin recorded the highest increase of any capital city (3.5%). Perth recorded the second highest rise (3.4%) and Hobart recorded the third highest rise (3.2%).

Between the December quarter 2009 and the March quarter 2010 the Brisbane CPI increased by 0.7% compared with an increase of 0.9% for the weighted average of the eight capital cities.

Consumer Price Index, All Groups - Percentage change from previous quarter(a): Original
Graph: Consumer Price Index, All Groups—Percentage change from previous quarter(a): Original

In the March 2010 quarter, the majority of Brisbane price categories groups increased compared with the previous quarter. The largest increases were Health (5.4%) and Education (4.7%).

Over the same period, decreases were recorded for Clothing and footwear (-4.7%), Recreation (-2.2%) and Household contents and services (-2.0%).

CPI Movement, Brisbane, Percentage change from previous quarter: Original - March 2010 quarter
Graph: CPI Movement, Brisbane, Percentage change from previous quarter: Original—March 2010 quarter

For more detailed information on the consumer price index, please refer to Consumer Price Index, Australia, (cat. no. 6401.0) or ring the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070. This publication is released quarterly.

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