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6457.0 - International Trade Price Indexes, Australia, Mar 2014 Quality Declaration 
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MARCH KEY FIGURES

Dec Qtr 13 to Mar Qtr 14
Mar Qtr 13 to Mar Qtr 14
% change
% change

Import Price Index all groups
3.2
8.6
Food and live animals
6.1
19.0
Beverages and tobacco
3.9
8.8
Crude materials, inedible, except fuels
4.8
11.2
Mineral fuels, lubricants and related materials
4.0
9.8
Animal and vegetable oils, fats and waxes
3.7
6.5
Chemicals and related products, n.e.s.
4.9
5.5
Manufactured goods classified chiefly by material
0.9
6.9
Machinery and transport equipment
2.3
7.3
Miscellaneous manufactured articles
4.4
14.8
Commodities and transactions, n.e.s.
5.2
-8.2
Export Price Index all groups
3.6
7.0
Food and live animals
2.9
8.9
Beverages and tobacco
5.2
5.0
Crude materials, inedible, except fuels
2.9
9.9
Mineral fuels, lubricants and related materials
5.0
7.6
Animal and vegetable oils, fats and waxes
2.1
-0.7
Chemicals and related products, n.e.s.
2.0
3.8
Manufactured goods classified chiefly by material
4.0
3.9
Machinery and transport equipment
1.7
7.1
Miscellaneous manufactured articles
2.6
11.4
Commodities and transactions, n.e.s.
4.5
-8.1


IMPORT PRICE INDEX: all groups, Quarterly % change
Graph: IMPORT PRICE INDEX: all groups, Quarterly % change

EXPORT PRICE INDEX: all groups, Quarterly % change
Graph: EXPORT PRICE INDEX: all groups, Quarterly % change




MARCH KEY POINTS


IMPORT PRICE INDEX
  • The Import Price Index rose 3.2% in the March quarter 2014. Through the year to the March quarter 2014, the Import Price Index rose 8.6%.


EXPORT PRICE INDEX
  • The Export Price Index rose 3.6% in the March quarter 2014. Through the year to the March quarter 2014, the Export Price Index rose 7.0%.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE (QUARTER) Release Date
June 2014 31 July 2014
September 2014 30 October 2014
December 2014 29 January 2015
March 2015 30 April 2015



ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

In the Information Paper: Outcome of the Review of the Producer and International Trade Price Indexes, 2012 (cat. no. 6427.0.55.004) the ABS undertook to release an updated Producer and International Trade Price Indexes: Concepts, Sources and Methods (cat. no. 6429.0) publication. This will be released 20 August 2014.


ROUNDING

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


DATA REFERENCES

Data referenced in the Key Points and Commentary are available from the tables shown in this publication, or in the corresponding tables of this publication on the ABS website <http://www.abs.gov.au>.


INQUIRIES

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