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6401.0 - Consumer Price Index, Australia, Dec 2014 Quality Declaration 
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 28/01/2015 Released Today  
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DECEMBER KEY FIGURES

Sep Qtr 2014 to Dec Qtr 2014
Dec Qtr 2013 to Dec Qtr 2014
Weighted average of eight capital cities
% change
% change

All groups CPI
0.2
1.7
Food and non-alcoholic beverages
0.1
2.0
Alcohol and tobacco
1.7
7.4
Clothing and footwear
0.1
-1.5
Housing
0.5
2.4
Furnishings, household equipment and services
0.5
0.5
Health
-0.9
4.4
Transport
-2.2
-1.9
Communication
-0.1
-3.0
Recreation and culture
1.0
0.8
Education
0.0
5.2
Insurance and financial services
1.0
2.0
CPI analytical series
All groups CPI, seasonally adjusted
0.3
1.6
Trimmed mean
0.7
2.2
Weighted median
0.7
2.3


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 0.2% in the December quarter 2014, compared with a rise of 0.5% in the September quarter 2014.
  • rose 1.7% through the year to the December quarter 2014, compared with a rise of 2.3% through the year to the September quarter 2014.


OVERVIEW OF CPI MOVEMENTS
  • The most significant price rises this quarter were for domestic holiday travel and accommodation (+5.8%), tobacco (+4.8%) and new dwelling purchase by owner-occupiers (+1.1%).
  • The most significant offsetting price falls this quarter were for automotive fuel (-6.8%), audio, visual and computing equipment (-5.2%) and audio, visual and computing media and services (-3.8%).


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE (QUARTER) Release Date
March 2015 22 April 2015
June 2015 22 July 2015
September 2015 28 October 2015
December 2015 27 January 2016



CHANGES IN FUTURE RELEASES

From the March quarter 2015, the Weighted median and Trimmed mean index numbers will be published to four decimal places in the time series spreadsheet "TABLE 8. CPI: Analytical Series, Weighted Average of Eight Capital Cities". The percentage changes calculated from these index numbers will be published in "TABLE 8. Analytical Series, Weighted Average of Eight Capital Cities" in the publication.

Also from the March quarter 2015, the ABS will include seasonally adjusted indexes for the CPI groups in the time series spreadsheet "TABLE 15. CPI: Expenditure Class Index Numbers, Seasonally adjusted, Weighted Average of Eight Capital Cities". This table will be renamed to take account of the change.

Samples of these outputs will be released on the ABS website prior to the release of the March quarter 2015 issue of this publication.


ROUNDING

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


INQUIRIES

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