6401.0 - Consumer Price Index, Australia, Sep 2014 Quality Declaration
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 22/10/2014
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At the All groups level, the CPI rose in all eight capital cities during the September quarter 2014.
The food and non-alcoholic beverages group was the most significant positive contributor to the All groups quarterly movement. The group recorded rises in all eight capital cities. Hobart (+2.3%) recorded the largest movement, mainly driven by increases in fruit.
At the eight capital cities level, the housing group was the second most significant contributor to the All groups quarterly movement (+0.5%), recording rises in five capital cities. The largest city movement was recorded by Adelaide (+2.0%), driven by the removal of a government Emergency Services Levy remission for non-concession ratepayers. Brisbane (+1.4%) recorded rises, mainly due to increases in electricity network charges.
The most significant negative contributors to the quarterly movement were the communication group (-1.4%) and the clothing and footwear group (-1.0%). The communication group recorded decreases in all eight capital cities, mainly due to falls in telecommunication equipment and services. The clothing and footwear group recorded falls in all cities with the exception of Brisbane where the most significant positive contributor was garments for men. The largest decreases for the clothing and footwear group was recorded in Darwin (-3.2%), mainly driven by falls in footwear.
Over the twelve months to the September quarter 2014, the All groups CPI rose in all capital cities with the largest positive movements recorded in Darwin (+2.7%) and Perth (+2.6%). Hobart (+1.9%) recorded the smallest rise over the twelve months to the September quarter 2014.
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