6401.0 - Consumer Price Index, Australia, Mar 2018 Quality Declaration 
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MARCH KEY FIGURES

Dec Qtr 2017 to Mar Qtr 2018
Mar Qtr 2017 to Mar Qtr 2018
Weighted average of eight capital cities
% change
% change

All groups CPI
0.4
1.9
Food and non-alcoholic beverages
0.5
0.5
Alcohol and tobacco
0.7
7.0
Clothing and footwear
-2.0
-3.5
Housing
0.7
3.3
Furnishings, household equipment and services
-0.4
-0.1
Health
2.2
4.2
Transport
1.1
2.9
Communication
-0.4
-3.4
Recreation and culture
-0.7
0.6
Education
2.6
2.6
Insurance and financial services
0.3
1.0
CPI analytical series
All groups CPI, seasonally adjusted
0.5
1.9
Trimmed mean
0.5
1.9
Weighted median
0.5
2.0


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

Contribution to quarterly change
Graph: Contribution to quarterly change




MARCH KEY POINTS


THE ALL GROUPS CPI
  • rose 0.4% this quarter, compared with a rise of 0.6% in the December quarter 2017.
  • rose 1.9% over the twelve months to the March quarter 2018, compared with a rise of 1.9% over the twelve months to the December quarter 2017.


OVERVIEW OF CPI MOVEMENTS
  • The most significant price rises this quarter are secondary education (+3.3%), gas and other household fuels (+6.0%), pharmaceutical products (+5.6%), vegetables (+3.7%) and medical and hospital services (+1.5%).
  • The most significant offsetting price falls this quarter are international holiday travel and accommodation (-2.4%), audio, visual, and computing media and services (-6.1%), and furniture (-2.8%).


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE (QUARTER) Release Date
June 2018 25 July 2018
September 2018 31 October 2018
December 2018 30 January 2019
March 2019 24 April 2019



ROUNDING

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


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