MARCH KEY FIGURES
Dec Qtr 2011 to Mar Qtr 2012
Mar Qtr 2011 to Mar Qtr 2012
|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 |
MARCH KEY POINTS
THE ALL GROUPS CPI
All Groups CPI,
Contribution to quarterly change
OVERVIEW OF CPI MOVEMENTS
- rose 0.1% in the March quarter 2012, compared with no change in the December quarter 2011.
- rose 1.6% through the year to the March quarter 2012, compared with a rise of 3.1% through the year to the December quarter 2011.
- The most significant price rises this quarter were for pharmaceutical products (+14.1%), secondary education (+7.7%), automotive fuel (+2.5%), medical and hospital services (+2.1%), tertiary education (+4.7%) and rents (+1.0%).
- The most significant price falls this quarter were for fruit (-30.0%), international holiday travel and accommodation (-4.8%), furniture (-6.0%), audio, visual and computing equipment (-6.3%) and domestic holiday travel and accommodation (-2.0%).
CHANGES IN FUTURE RELEASES
|ISSUE (QUARTER) ||Release Date|
|June 2012 ||25 July 2012|
|Sept 2012 ||24 October 2012|
|December 2012 ||23 January 2013|
|March 2013 ||24 April 2013|
From the September quarter 2012, all index numbers will be calculated on a new index reference period of 2011-12. This will result in the index numbers for each index series being reset to 100.0 for the financial year 2011-12. Period-to-period percentage changes may differ slightly to those previously published due to rounding and the re-referencing. These differences do not constitute a revision. Further information on re-referencing can be found in Chapter 12 of Information Paper: Consumer Price Index Concepts, Sources and Methods, 2011
(cat. no. 6461.0).
Any discrepancies between totals and sums of components in this publication are due to rounding.
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