6401.0 - Consumer Price Index, Australia, Dec 2018 Quality Declaration
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 30/01/2019
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DECEMBER KEY POINTS
THE ALL GROUPS CPI
OVERVIEW OF CPI MOVEMENTS
CHANGES IN THIS ISSUE
This issue includes the introduction of updated weighting patterns using 2016-17 Household Final Consumption Expenditure data available from the Australian System of National Accounts (cat. no. 5204.0). For more details on these changes and the updated weighting patterns, refer to Information Paper: Introduction of the Consumer Price Index Weight Update, 2018 (cat. no. 6470.0.55.002).
The CPI Annual Seasonal Re-analysis (ASR) was conducted in the December quarter 2018. The ASR assesses the CPI seasonal patterns in more detail than is possible in the quarterly processing cycle. The outcomes of the ASR are provided in the Appendix to this issue.
Changes to the seasonally adjusted CPI series do not affect the original CPI series.
For more information about seasonal adjustment, see paragraphs 14 to 17 of the Explanatory notes.
Any discrepancies between totals and sums of components in this publication are due to rounding.
For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070.
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