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6401.0 - Consumer Price Index, Australia, Jun 2007  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 25/07/2007   
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JUNE QTR 2007 KEY FIGURES

Mar Qtr 2007
to Jun Qtr 2007
Jun Qtr 2006
to Jun Qtr 2007
Weighted average of eight capital cities
% change
% change

Food
1.7
2.2
Alcohol and tobacco
0.8
3.0
Clothing and footwear
1.4
0.7
Housing
0.8
3.6
Household contents and services
1.5
2.1
Health
2.1
4.1
Transportation
3.0
0.2
Communication
0.2
1.5
Recreation
-0.4
1.0
Education
0.1
4.3
Financial and insurance services
0.9
1.5
All groups
1.2
2.1
All groups excluding Housing and Financial and insurance services
1.4
1.8

All Groups,
Quarterly change
Graph: All Groups, Quarterly change

Contribution to quarterly change,
June quarter 2007
Graph: Contribution to quarterly change, June quarter 2007



JUNE QTR 2007 KEY POINTS


THE ALL GROUPS CPI

  • rose 1.2% in the June quarter 2007, compared with 0.1% in the March quarter.
  • rose 2.1% through the year to June quarter 2007.


OVERVIEW OF CPI MOVEMENTS
  • The most significant price rises this quarter were for automotive fuel (+9.1%), hospital and medical services (+3.4%), fruit (+8.4%), rents (+1.6%), vegetables (+6.1%), furniture (+3.9%) and house purchase (+1.0%).
  • Price falls for domestic holiday travel and accommodation (-3.5%) and audio, visual and computing equipment (-2.4%) provided some offset to the increases above.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE (QUARTER) Release Date
September 2007 24 October 2007
December 2007 23 January 2008



ROUNDING

Any discrepancies between totals and sums of components in this publication are due to rounding.



CHANGES IN THIS ISSUE

RBA Consumer Price Measures


The Australian Bureau of Statistics and the Reserve Bank of Australia have agreed that the ABS will publish on behalf of the RBA its trimmed mean and weighted median consumer price measures.


Publication of the measures by the ABS will commence in this issue of Consumer Price Index, Australia (cat. no. 6401.0).


The measures appear in table 10, along with other analytical price series.


For more information see Information Paper: Consumer Price Index with Reserve Bank of Australia Consumer Price Measures, Australia, 2007 (cat. no. 6401.0.55.002).



ABBREVIATIONS

ABS Australian Bureau of Statistics


CPI Consumer Price Index



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