1308.8 - In fACT - Statistical Information on the ACT and Region, Aug 2010
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 25/08/2010
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CONSUMER PRICE INDEX
These groups contain the 90 expenditure classes, which in turn contain a selection of the individual items which are priced each quarter.
Further information about the CPI is contained in Australian Consumer Price Index: Concepts, Sources and Methods, 2005 (cat. no. 6461.0).
Change from previous year
In the year to June 2010, the All Groups Consumer Price Index (CPI) rose by 2.3% for Canberra and 3.1% nationally (weighted average of the eight capital cities). The most significant price rise occurred in Alcohol and tobacco, up 7.9% in Canberra and 8.7% nationally. The most significant fall occurred for Clothing and footwear, down 3.0% in Canberra and 3.8% nationally.
Change from previous quarter
In the June quarter 2010 the All Groups CPI rose by 0.3% for Canberra, and 0.6% nationally (weighted average of eight capital cities). The most significant price rise occurred in Alcohol and tobacco, up 5.1% in Canberra and 5.9% nationally. The most significant fall occurred for Food, down 0.7% in Canberra and Recreation, down 1.8% nationally.
The largest contributor to the increase of 0.3% in the CPI for Canberra in June quarter 2010 was Alcohol and tobacco (+5.1%). Within the Alcohol and tobacco group, the key driver of the increase was the price for Tobacco, which rose by 15.9% in the quarter.
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