JUNE QTR 2007 KEY FIGURES
Mar Qtr 2007
to Jun Qtr 2007
Jun Qtr 2006
to Jun Qtr 2007
|Weighted average of eight capital cities |
|Alcohol and tobacco |
|Clothing and footwear |
|Household contents and services |
|Financial and insurance services |
|All groups |
|All groups excluding Housing and Financial and insurance services |
Contribution to quarterly change,
June quarter 2007
JUNE QTR 2007 KEY POINTS
THE ALL GROUPS CPI
- rose 1.2% in the June quarter 2007, compared with 0.1% in the March quarter.
- rose 2.1% through the year to June quarter 2007.
OVERVIEW OF CPI MOVEMENTS
- The most significant price rises this quarter were for automotive fuel (+9.1%), hospital and medical services (+3.4%), fruit (+8.4%), rents (+1.6%), vegetables (+6.1%), furniture (+3.9%) and house purchase (+1.0%).
- Price falls for domestic holiday travel and accommodation (-3.5%) and audio, visual and computing equipment (-2.4%) provided some offset to the increases above.
|ISSUE (QUARTER) ||Release Date|
|September 2007 ||24 October 2007|
|December 2007 ||23 January 2008|
Any discrepancies between totals and sums of components in this publication are due to rounding.
CHANGES IN THIS ISSUE
RBA Consumer Price Measures
The Australian Bureau of Statistics and the Reserve Bank of Australia have agreed that the ABS will publish on behalf of the RBA its trimmed mean and weighted median consumer price measures.
Publication of the measures by the ABS will commence in this issue of Consumer Price Index, Australia (cat. no. 6401.0).
The measures appear in table 10, along with other analytical price series.
For more information see Information Paper: Consumer Price Index with Reserve Bank of Australia Consumer Price Measures, Australia, 2007 (cat. no. 6401.0.55.002).
ABS Australian Bureau of Statistics
CPI Consumer Price Index
For further information about these and related statistics, contact Lee Taylor on Canberra (02) 6252 6251 or the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070.