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Consumer Price Index

The all groups consumer price index (CPI) for Brisbane increased by 3.0% in the 12 months to December quarter 2010 compared with a 2.7% increase in the weighted average of the eight capital cities. Melbourne recorded the highest increase of all the capital cities (3.1%). Brisbane recorded the second highest rise (3.0%) and Perth recorded the third highest rise (2.6%). Between the September quarter 2010 and the December quarter 2010 the Brisbane CPI increased by 0.5% compared with an increase of 0.4% for the weighted average of the eight capital cities.

Consumer Price Index, All Groups - Percentage change from previous quarter(a): Original
Graph: Consumer Price Index, All Groups—Percentage change from previous quarter(a): Original

In the December 2010 quarter, the majority of Brisbane price categories groups increased compared with the previous quarter. The largest increases were Food (2.5%) and Alcohol and tobacco (1.1%).

Over the same period, the largest decreases were recorded for Health (-1.7%), Clothing and footwear (-1.1%) and Financial and insurance services (-0.4%).

CPI Movement, Brisbane, Percentage change from previous quarter: Original - Dec 2010 quarter
Graph: CPI Movement, Brisbane, Percentage change from previous quarter: Original—Dec 2010 quarter

For more detailed information on the consumer price index, please refer to Consumer Price Index, Australia (cat no. 6401.0) or ring the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070. This publication is released quarterly.

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