6401.0 - Consumer Price Index, Australia, Jun 2014 Quality Declaration
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 23/07/2014
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ABS CPI June quarter 2014 rises 0.5%
The Consumer Price Index (CPI) rose 0.5% in the June quarter 2014, following a rise of 0.6% in the March quarter 2014.
The most significant price rises this quarter were for medical and hospital services (+4.6%), new dwelling purchase by owner-occupiers (+1.6%) and tobacco (+3.1%). These rises were partially offset by falls in domestic holiday travel and accommodation (-3.8%), automotive fuel (-2.7%) and telecommunication equipment and services (-1.6%).
The CPI rose 3.0% through the year to the June quarter 2014, following a rise of 2.9% through the year to the March quarter 2014.
Further information is available in Consumer Price Index, Australia (cat. no. 6401.0).
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