This document was added or updated on 02/06/2017.
02/06/2017: Two new feature articles.
Consumer spending patterns and price change: How does electricity compare?
This article looks at the impact of price change on the spending patterns of Australian households. In particular, it focuses on electricity prices paid by consumers which have increased by 39 per cent between June 2011 and March 2017. In response consumers will most likely modify their use of electricity resulting in changes in the quantity of electricity consumed by households. The availability of annual Household Final Consumption Expenditure (HFCE) data from the National Accounts now provides the ABS with an opportunity to update CPI spending patterns annually.
Potential Impact of Tropical Cyclone Debbie on the CPI.
This article focuses on the potential impact of Tropical Cyclone Debbie on selected components of the Australian Consumer Price Index (CPI). The analysis draws on a variety of data sources and past experiences; including the impact on prices of Tropical Cyclone Yasi in 2011.