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1384.6 - Statistics - Tasmania, 2005  
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HOUSE BUILDING
The price index of materials used in house building in Hobart in 2003-04 was 139.4, an increase of 4.3% on the 2002-03 index number. This compared to the average price index for the six state capital cities which was 134.3, a 2.9% increase on the 2002-03 index number.

PRICE INDEXES OF MATERIALS USED IN HOUSE BUILDING(a)

Hobart
Weighted Average of six capital cities

Reference period
Index number
Change from previous year (%)
Index number
Change from previous year (%)

1999-2000
123.8
1.3
122.8
2.8
2000-01
126.0
1.8
124.4
1.3
2001-02
128.4
1.9
126.0
1.3
2002-03
133.7
4.1
130.5
3.6
2003-04
139.4
4.3
134.3
2.9

(a) Reference base year is 1989-90 = 100.0.

Source: Producer Price Indexes, Australia (cat. no. 6427.0).


OTHER THAN HOUSE BUILDING

The price index of materials used in building other than house building in Hobart in 2003-04 was 127.0, an increase of 2.3% on the 2002-03 index. This compared to the weighted average price index for the six state capital cities which was 127.7, a 3.3% increase on the 2002-03 index.

PRICE INDEXES OF MATERIALS USED IN BUILDING OTHER THAN HOUSE BUILDING(a)

Hobart
Weighted Average of six capital cities

Reference period
Index number
Change from previous year (%)
Index number
Change from previous year (%)

1999-2000
119.0
0.4
116.1
0.8
2000-01
119.3
0.3
116.4
0.3
2001-02
121.3
1.7
118.6
1.9
2002-03
124.2
2.4
123.6
4.2
2003-04
127.0
2.3
127.7
3.3

(a) Reference base year is 1989-90 = 100.0.

Source: Producer Price Indexes, Australia (cat. no. 6427.0).


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