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6457.0 - International Trade Price Indexes, Australia, Mar 2013 Quality Declaration 
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MARCH KEY FIGURES

Dec Qtr 12 to Mar Qtr 13
Mar Qtr 12 to Mar Qtr 13
% change
% change

Import Price Index all groups
0.0
0.3
Food and live animals
-0.3
-1.1
Beverages and tobacco
1.9
-1.2
Crude materials, inedible, except fuels
0.6
2.8
Mineral fuels, lubricants and related materials
4.1
0.5
Animal and vegetable oils, fats and waxes
2.4
3.7
Chemicals and related products, n.e.s.
-2.4
-1.2
Manufactured goods classified chiefly by material
-0.7
-0.7
Machinery and transport equipment
-0.6
0.2
Miscellaneous manufactured articles
0.3
2.2
Commodities and transactions, n.e.s.
-4.9
-1.3
Export Price Index all groups
2.8
-5.2
Food and live animals
-1.8
0.1
Beverages and tobacco
0.3
8.1
Crude materials, inedible, except fuels
11.6
-2.5
Mineral fuels, lubricants and related materials
-3.4
-15.0
Animal and vegetable oils, fats and waxes
16.5
4.1
Chemicals and related products, n.e.s.
0.3
1.4
Manufactured goods classified chiefly by material
1.7
-1.2
Machinery and transport equipment
1.5
2.5
Miscellaneous manufactured articles
-0.1
-2.0
Commodities and transactions, n.e.s.
-4.7
-2.7


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




MARCH KEY POINTS


IMPORT PRICE INDEX
  • The Import Price Index recorded no change in the March quarter 2013. Through the year to the March quarter 2013, the Import Price Index rose 0.3%.


EXPORT PRICE INDEX
  • The Export Price Index rose 2.8% in the March quarter 2013. Through the year to the March quarter 2013, the Export Price Index fell 5.2%.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

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



ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

In the Information Paper: Outcome of the Review of the Producer and International Trade Price Indexes, 2012 (cat. no. 6427.0.55.004) the ABS undertook to release an updated Producer and International Trade Price Indexes: Concepts, Sources and Methods (cat. no. 6429.0) publication. This will be released in late 2013.


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>.


INQUIRIES

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