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CONSUMER PRICE INDEX
The all groups consumer price index (CPI) for Brisbane increased by 2.6% in the 12 months to June 2007, compared to a 2.1% rise in the weighted average of the eight capital cities.
In the June 2007 quarter, the categories with the largest percentage increases in Brisbane were Transport (3.0%), Food (1.9%) and Health (1.9%). Significant rises in automotive fuel prices contributed to the increase in the Transportation group. Price rises in fruit and vegetables and hospital and medical services were factors in the increases for the Food and Health groups, respectively. Recreation (-0.4%) and Clothing and footwear (-0.2%) experienced falls in prices between the March quarter and the June quarter 2007.
For more detailed information on the consumer price index, please refer to Consumer Price Index, Australia (cat no. 6401.0) or ring the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070. This publication is released quarterly.
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