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6401.0 - Consumer Price Index, Australia, Dec 2011 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 25/01/2012   
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25 January 2012
Embargo: 11.30 am (Canberra time)

ABS CPI December quarter 2011 unchanged

The Consumer Price Index (CPI) was unchanged in the December quarter 2011, compared with a rise of 0.6% in the September quarter 2011.

The most significant price rises in the December quarter 2011 were for domestic holiday travel and accommodation (+7.3%), rents (+1.0), telecommunication equipment and services (+1.1%), beer (+1.2%) and automotive fuel (+0.7%). The most significant offsetting price falls were for fruit (–13.4%), pharmaceutical products (–5.6%), vegetables (–5.0%), audio, visual and computing equipment (–3.4%), international holiday travel and accommodation (–1.9%) and motor vehicles (–1.2%).

The CPI rose 3.1% through the year to the December quarter 2011, compared with a rise of 3.5% through the year to the September quarter 2011.

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

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