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6401.0 - Consumer Price Index, Australia, Jun 2013 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 24/07/2013   
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24 July 2013
Embargo: 11.30 am (Canberra time) Wednesday 24 July 2013

ABS CPI June quarter 2013 rises 0.4 per cent

The Consumer Price Index (CPI) rose 0.4 per cent in the June quarter 2013, compared with a rise of 0.4 per cent in the March quarter 2013.

The most significant price rises in the June quarter 2013 were for medical and hospital services (+3.4%), tobacco (+3.0%), new dwelling purchase by owner–occupiers (0.9%), furniture (+4.8%) and rents (+1.1%).The most significant offsetting price falls were for domestic holiday travel and accommodation (–4.0%) and automotive fuel (–3.1%).

The CPI rose 2.4 per cent through the year to the June quarter 2013, compared with a rise of 2.5 per cent through the year to the March quarter 2013.

Further information is available in Consumer Price Index, Australia (cat. no. 6401.0).

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