SEPTEMBER KEY FIGURES
Jun Qtr 2017 to Sep Qtr 2017
Sep Qtr 2016 to Sep Qtr 2017
|Weighted average of eight capital cities |
|All groups CPI |
|Food and non-alcoholic beverages |
|Alcohol and tobacco |
|Clothing and footwear |
|Furnishings, household equipment and services |
|Recreation and culture |
|Insurance and financial services |
|CPI analytical series |
|All groups CPI, seasonally adjusted |
|Trimmed mean |
|Weighted median |
SEPTEMBER KEY POINTS
THE ALL GROUPS CPI
All Groups CPI,
Contribution to quarterly change
OVERVIEW OF CPI MOVEMENTS
- rose 0.6% this quarter, compared with a rise of 0.2% in the June quarter 2017.
- rose 1.8% over the twelve months to the September quarter 2017, compared with a rise of 1.9% over the twelve months to the June quarter 2017.
- The most significant price rises this quarter are electricity (+8.9%), tobacco (+4.1%), international holiday travel and accommodation (+4.1%) and new dwelling purchase by owner-occupiers (+0.8%).
- The most significant offsetting price falls this quarter are vegetables (-10.9%), automotive fuel (-2.3%) and telecommunication equipment and services (-1.5%).
CHANGES IN THIS ISSUE
|ISSUE (QUARTER) ||Release Date|
|December 2017 ||31 January 2018|
|March 2018 ||24 April 2018|
|June 2018 ||25 July 2018|
|September 2018 ||31 October 2018|
This issue contains a feature article: 'The average size and portion of price changes in the CPI', based on research undertaken by Maxwell Sutton, Research Economist, Reserve Bank of Australia on secondment to the ABS. The article seeks to understand how consumer inflation has evolved since 2000 as well as to gain an understanding of the inflation process and price-setting behaviour in Australia.
Any discrepancies between totals and sums of components in this publication are due to rounding.
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