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6457.0 - International Trade Price Indexes, Australia, Dec 2012 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 31/01/2013   
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DECEMBER KEY FIGURES

Sep Qtr 12 to Dec Qtr 12
Dec Qtr 11 to Dec Qtr 12
% change
% change

Import Price Index all groups
0.3
-0.9
Food and live animals
-0.9
-1.8
Beverages and tobacco
0.1
-3.1
Crude materials, inedible, except fuels
0.2
-5.3
Mineral fuels, lubricants and related materials
2.1
-2.5
Animal and vegetable oils, fats and waxes
5.4
-8.8
Chemicals and related products, n.e.s.
0.0
-0.7
Manufactured goods classified chiefly by material
-0.2
-1.2
Machinery and transport equipment
-0.1
-0.8
Miscellaneous manufactured articles
-0.3
0.3
Commodities and transactions, n.e.s.
4.5
-0.3
Export Price Index all groups
-2.4
-14.3
Food and live animals
3.0
-2.6
Beverages and tobacco
0.3
5.1
Crude materials, inedible, except fuels
-3.5
-22.1
Mineral fuels, lubricants and related materials
-7.5
-19.4
Animal and vegetable oils, fats and waxes
-9.4
-19.2
Chemicals and related products, n.e.s.
-0.3
3.4
Manufactured goods classified chiefly by material
3.6
-3.2
Machinery and transport equipment
0.3
1.1
Miscellaneous manufactured articles
0.3
-4.8
Commodities and transactions, n.e.s.
4.1
-2.3


IMPORT PRICE INDEX: all groups, Quarterly % change
Graph: IMPORT PRICE INDEX: all groups, Quarterly % change

EXPORT PRICE INDEX: all groups, Quarterly % change
Graph: EXPORT PRICE INDEX: all groups, Quarterly % change




DECEMBER KEY POINTS


IMPORT PRICE INDEX
  • The Import Price Index rose 0.3% in the December quarter 2012. Through the year to the December quarter 2012, the Import Price Index fell 0.9%.


EXPORT PRICE INDEX
  • The Export Price Index fell 2.4% in the December quarter 2012. Through the year to the December quarter 2012, the Export Price Index fell 14.3%.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE (QUARTER) Release Date
March 2013 2 May 2013
June 2013 1 August 2013
September 2013 31 October 2013
December 2013 30 January 2014



ROUNDING

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


DATA REFERENCES

Data referenced in the Key Points and Commentary are available from the tables shown in this publication, or in the corresponding tables of this publication on the ABS website <http://www.abs.gov.au>.


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