6401.0 - Consumer Price Index, Australia, Jun 2014 Quality Declaration 
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MEDIA RELEASE
23 July 2014
Embargo: 11.30 am (Canberra time) Wednesday 23 July 2014
105/2014

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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