6401.0 - Consumer Price Index, Australia, Sep 2017 Quality Declaration 
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SEPTEMBER KEY FIGURES

Jun Qtr 2017 to Sep Qtr 2017
Sep Qtr 2016 to Sep Qtr 2017
Weighted average of eight capital cities
% change
% change

All groups CPI
0.6
1.8
Food and non-alcoholic beverages
-0.9
-0.7
Alcohol and tobacco
2.2
7.0
Clothing and footwear
-0.9
-3.2
Housing
1.9
3.3
Furnishings, household equipment and services
0.4
-0.8
Health
-0.2
3.9
Transport
0.0
2.7
Communication
-1.4
-2.9
Recreation and culture
1.3
0.6
Education
0.0
3.1
Insurance and financial services
0.6
1.8
CPI analytical series
All groups CPI, seasonally adjusted
0.4
1.8
Trimmed mean
0.4
1.8
Weighted median
0.3
1.9


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

Contribution to quarterly change
Graph: Contribution to quarterly change




SEPTEMBER KEY POINTS


THE ALL GROUPS CPI
  • rose 0.6% this quarter, compared with a rise of 0.2% in the June quarter 2017.
  • rose 1.8% over the twelve months to the September quarter 2017, compared with a rise of 1.9% over the twelve months to the June quarter 2017.


OVERVIEW OF CPI MOVEMENTS
  • The most significant price rises this quarter are electricity (+8.9%), tobacco (+4.1%), international holiday travel and accommodation (+4.1%) and new dwelling purchase by owner-occupiers (+0.8%).
  • The most significant offsetting price falls this quarter are vegetables (-10.9%), automotive fuel (-2.3%) and telecommunication equipment and services (-1.5%).


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE (QUARTER) Release Date
December 2017 31 January 2018
March 2018 24 April 2018
June 2018 25 July 2018
September 2018 31 October 2018



CHANGES IN THIS ISSUE

This issue contains a feature article: 'The average size and portion of price changes in the CPI', based on research undertaken by Maxwell Sutton, Research Economist, Reserve Bank of Australia on secondment to the ABS. The article seeks to understand how consumer inflation has evolved since 2000 as well as to gain an understanding of the inflation process and price-setting behaviour in Australia.


ROUNDING

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


INQUIRIES

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