MARCH KEY FIGURES
Dec Qtr 2016 to Mar Qtr 2017
Mar Qtr 2016 to Mar 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 |
MARCH KEY POINTS
THE ALL GROUPS CPI
All Groups CPI,
Contribution to quarterly change
OVERVIEW OF CPI MOVEMENTS
- rose 0.5% this quarter, compared with a rise of 0.5% in the December quarter 2016.
- rose 2.1% over the twelve months to the March quarter 2017, compared with a rise of 1.5% over the twelve months to the December quarter 2016.
- The most significant price rises this quarter are automotive fuel (+5.7%), new dwelling purchase by owner-occupiers (+1.0%), medical and hospital services (+1.6%) and electricity (+2.5%).
- The most significant offsetting price falls this quarter are international holiday travel and accommodation (-3.8%), fruit (-6.7%) and furniture (-3.5%).
CHANGES IN THIS ISSUE
|ISSUE (QUARTER) ||Release Date|
|June 2017 ||26 July 2017|
|September 2017 ||25 October 2017|
|December 2017 ||31 January 2018|
|March 2018 ||24 April 2018|
Implementation of the changes outlined in the December quarter 2016 feature article Measuring Price Change of Attached Dwellings in the CPI
are included in this publication. These changes see the inclusion of dwellings such as apartments and townhouses in the measurement of price change for the new dwelling purchase by owner-occupiers expenditure class. These changes do not result in any changes to the published series in this publication.
Any discrepancies between totals and sums of components in this publication are due to rounding.
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