6401.0 - Consumer Price Index, Australia, Dec 2016 Quality Declaration 
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DECEMBER KEY FIGURES

Sep Qtr 2016 to Dec Qtr 2016
Dec Qtr 2015 to Dec Qtr 2016
Weighted average of eight capital cities
% change
% change

All groups CPI
0.5
1.5
Food and non-alcoholic beverages
0.6
1.8
Alcohol and tobacco
2.8
5.9
Clothing and footwear
-0.5
-0.9
Housing
0.3
1.9
Furnishings, household equipment and services
-0.8
0.6
Health
-0.6
3.7
Transport
1.7
-0.3
Communication
-0.8
-5.9
Recreation and culture
0.6
-0.5
Education
0.0
3.3
Insurance and financial services
0.6
2.7
CPI analytical series
All groups CPI, seasonally adjusted
0.5
1.5
Trimmed mean
0.4
1.6
Weighted median
0.4
1.5


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

Contribution to quarterly change
Graph: Contribution to quarterly change




DECEMBER KEY POINTS


THE ALL GROUPS CPI
  • rose 0.5% this quarter, compared with a rise of 0.7% in the September quarter 2016.
  • rose 1.5% over the twelve months to the December quarter 2016, compared with a rise of 1.3% over the twelve months to the September quarter 2016.


OVERVIEW OF CPI MOVEMENTS
  • The most significant price rises this quarter are tobacco (+7.4%), automotive fuel (+6.7%), domestic holiday travel and accommodation (+5.5%) and new dwelling purchase by owner-occupiers (+0.5%).
  • The most significant offsetting price falls this quarter are international holiday travel and accommodation (-2.6%), accessories (-5.1%) and waters, soft drinks and juices (-3.2%).


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE (QUARTER) Release Date
March 2017 26 April 2017
June 2017 26 July 2017
September 2017 25 October 2017
December 2017 31 January 2018



CHANGES IN THIS ISSUE

This issue includes the following:


Tradables and Non-tradables

Implementation of the changes outlined in the September quarter 2016 feature article Review of the Consumer Price Index International Trade Exposure Series are included in this publication. As a result of the review, the following changes have been made:
  • Expenditure classes changing from Non-tradables to Tradables include: Breakfast cereals; Waters, soft drinks and juices; Gas and other household fuels; Therapeutic appliances and equipment; and Newspaper, magazines and stationery.
  • Expenditure classes changing from Tradables to Non-tradables include: Spirits; Tobacco; and Pharmaceutical products.

The International trade exposure series are located in Table 8. Reflecting these changes, the 'Contribution to Total CPI' series for Tradables and Non-tradables are available from September quarter 2016.


Attached dwellings

This issue contains a feature article: Measuring Price Change of Attached Dwellings in the CPI. The changes outlined in this review will be implemented in the March quarter 2017 issue of the CPI, which is scheduled for release 26 April 2017.


ROUNDING

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


INQUIRIES

For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070.