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CONSUMER PRICE INDEX
The all groups consumer price index (CPI) for Brisbane increased by 2.7% in the 12 months to September 2007, compared to a 1.9% rise in the weighted average of the eight capital cities.
In the September 2007 quarter, the categories with the largest percentage increases in Brisbane were Clothing and footwear (3.0%), Housing (2.9%) and Financial and insurance services (2.5%). Increases in fruit and vegetable prices, rents and house purchase made significant contributions to the Food and Housing groups, respectively. Household contents and services (-3.1%) and Health (-0.9%) experienced falls in prices between the June quarter and the September quarter 2007.
For more detailed information on the consumer price index, please refer to Consumer Price Index, Australia (cat no. 6401.0) or ring the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070. This publication is released quarterly.
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