6401.0 - Consumer Price Index, Australia, Jun 2010 Quality Declaration 
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July 28, 2010
Embargo: 11.30 am (CANBERRA TIME) 28/07/2010
ABS CPI June Quarter 2010 Up 0.6%
The ABS Consumer Price Index rose 0.6% in the June quarter 2010, compared with a rise of 0.9% in the March quarter 2010.

The most significant price rises this quarter were for tobacco (+15.4%), hospital and medical services (+3.8%), automotive fuel (+2.1%), rents (+1.1%) and house purchase (+0.6%). The most significant offsetting price falls were for domestic holiday travel and accommodation (–6.0%), fruit (–4.8%), audio, visual and computing equipment (–6.3%), vegetables (–3.0%), and overseas holiday travel and accommodation (–1.9%).

The ABS Consumer Price Index rose 3.1% through the year to June quarter 2010, compared with a rise of 2.9% through the year to March quarter 2010.

Further information is available in
Consumer Price Index, Australia (cat no. 6401.0)at www.abs.gov.au

Media Note:
Please ensure when reporting on ABS data that you attribute the Australian Bureau of Statistics (or the ABS) as the source.