6401.0 - Consumer Price Index, Australia, June 2020 Quality Declaration 
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 29/07/2020   
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June Key Statistics

The All groups CPI

  • fell 1.9% in the June 2020 quarter, compared to a rise of 0.3% in the March 2020 quarter.
  • fell 0.3% over the twelve months to the June 2020 quarter, compared to a rise of 2.2% over the twelve months to the March 2020 quarter.

Overview of CPI movements
  • The most significant price falls in the June quarter were child care (-95.0%), automotive fuel (-19.3%), preschool and primary education (-16.2%) and rents (-1.3%).
  • The most significant price rises in the June quarter were tobacco (+2.7%), other non-durable household products (+4.5%) and furniture (+3.8%).

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

Mar Qtr 2020 to Jun Qtr 2020
Jun Qtr 2019 to Jun Qtr 2020
Weighted average of eight capital cities
% change
% change

All groups CPI
Food and non-alcoholic beverages
Alcohol and tobacco
Clothing and footwear
Furnishings, household equipment and services
Recreation and culture
Insurance and financial services
CPI analytical series
All groups CPI, seasonally adjusted
Trimmed mean
Weighted median

What's new this quarter

Two spotlight articles are included in this release:
An article was published on 8 July 2020 explaining the impact of COVID-19 on the June quarter CPI.

Use of Price Indexes in Contracts

Price indexes published by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) provide summary measures of the movements in various categories of prices over time. They are published primarily for use in Government economic analysis. Price indexes are also often used in contracts by businesses and government to adjust payments and/or charges to take account of changes in categories of prices (Indexation Clauses).

Use of Price Indexes in Contracts that sets out a range of issues that should be taken into account by parties considering including an Indexation Clause in a contract using an ABS published price index.

Frequently Asked Questions

The Frequently Asked Questions page that has answers to a number of common questions to do with price indexes and the Consumer Price Index, in particular.

New ABS Website

The ABS will be launching a new website in 2020. You will soon be able to see how this release will appear on the new website by exploring our Beta site. Regular users of this information are encouraged to explore the Beta site and consider if this will affect the way you access and consume ABS data and information. If you would like more information on the new ABS website, or want to discuss how the transition to the new site might impact you, please email newABSwebsite@abs.gov.au