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1384.6 - Statistics - Tasmania, 2006  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 07/09/2005   
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Contents >> Prices >> Retail prices of selected items

In Hobart between the June quarter 2003 and the June quarter 2004, the average retail price of a 650g loaf of bread decreased by 18.8% in price from $3.03 to $2.46. During the same period, the average price of a litre of milk increased by 0.7% from $1.48 to $1.49.

Amongst items whose average price increased between the June quarter 2003 and the June quarter 2004 were onions (21.7%), petrol (12.1%), beef rump steak (10.9%) and lamb leg (8.3%). Items that decreased in price over the same period included butter (-13.8%), bacon middle rashers prepack (-9.5%), teabags (-8.2%) and instant coffee (-8.1%).


AVERAGE RETAIL PRICES OF SELECTED ITEMS, Weighted average(a)(b) - Hobart
Prices(c)
June qtr 2003
June qtr 2004
Change
Item
Units(d)
cents
cents
%

Dairy products
Milk
1 litre
148
149
0.7
Cheese, processed, sliced, wrapped
500 g
385
413
7.3
Butter
500 g
261
225
-13.8
Bread and cereal products
Bread, white loaf, sliced
650 g
303
246
-18.8
Breakfast cereal, corn-based
550 g
392
372
-5.1
Flour, self-raising
2 kg
271
259
-4.4
Meat
Beef - rump steak
1 kg
1,365
1,514
10.9
Beef - silverside, corned
1 kg
699
676
-3.3
Lamb - leg
1 kg
769
833
8.3
Lamb - loin chops
1 kg
1,230
1,316
7.0
Pork - leg
1 kg
767
748
-2.5
Bacon, middle rashers
250 g pkt
378
342
-9.5
Fresh vegetables
Potatoes
1 kg
154
166
7.8
Onions
1 kg
143
174
21.7
Processed fruit and vegetables
Peaches
825 g can
258
264
2.3
Other food
Eggs (e)(f)
1 doz.
374
394
5.3
Sugar, white (f)
2 kg
265
283
6.8
Teabags
180 g pkt
437
401
-8.2
Coffee, instant
150 g jar
682
627
-8.1
Margarine, poly-unsaturated
500 g
249
243
-2.4
Other items
Beer, full strength (g)
24 x 375 ml bottles
3,419
3,483
1.9
Petrol, unleaded
1 litre
92.4
103.6
12.1



(a) This is a price list of selected retail goods. The prices in the list are the averages for items of specified grades, qualities and brands charged by a number of selected retailers in a city. They are included in the calculation of the CPI.
(b) Index numbers for financial years are calculated as the simple arithmetic average of the quarterly index numbers.
(c) The list should be regarded as no more than an approximate indicator of price levels and price changes and the average prices for some items may not be comparable from city to city nor from quarter to quarter as the specifications of the products, brands etc. may change.
(d) The table units are not necessarily those for which the original price data were obtained; in such cases, prices have been calculated for the table unit.
(e) Eggs have a minimum net carton weight of 700gm per dozen eggs.
(f) Represents average price of brand name and generic brand products.
(g) Alcoholic content of full strength beer is greater than 3.5%.

Source: Average Retail Prices of Selected Items (cat. no. 6403.0).



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