6401.0 - Consumer Price Index, Australia, Dec 2012 Quality Declaration 
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23 January 2013
Embargo: 11.30 am (Canberra time) Wednesday 23 January 2013

ABS CPI December quarter 2012 rises 0.2 per cent

The Consumer Price Index (CPI) rose 0.2 per cent in the December quarter 2012, compared with a rise of 1.4 per cent in the September quarter 2012.

The most significant price rises in the December quarter 2012 were for domestic holiday travel and accommodation (+6.2 per cent), automotive fuel (+2.6 per cent) and rents (+0.8 per cent). The most significant offsetting price falls were for vegetables (–5.7 per cent), audio, visual and computing equipment (–4.3 per cent) and pharmaceutical products (–3.5 per cent).

The CPI rose 2.2 per cent through the year to the December quarter 2012, compared with a rise of 2.0 per cent through the year to the September quarter 2012.

Further information is available in Consumer Price Index, Australia (cat. no 6401.0).

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