6401.0 - Consumer Price Index, Australia, Jun 2015 Quality Declaration 
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22 July 2015
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ABS CPI June quarter 2015 rises 0.7 per cent

The Consumer Price Index (CPI) rose 0.7 per cent in the June quarter 2015, following a rise of 0.2 per cent in the March quarter 2015.

The most significant price rises this quarter were in automotive fuel (+12.2 per cent), medical and hospital services (+4.5 per cent) and new dwelling purchase by owner–occupiers (+1.5 per cent), These rises were partially offset by falls in domestic holiday travel and accommodation (–5.4 per cent) and pharmaceutical products (–1.8 per cent). The increase in fuel is registered in four of the five fuel types with the quarterly rise the largest since December 1990.

The CPI rose 1.5 per cent through the year to the June quarter 2015, following a rise of 1.3 per cent through the year to the March quarter 2015.

Further information is available in Consumer Price Index, Australia (cat. no. 6401.0) available from the ABS website - https://www.abs.gov.au

Media note:

  • When reporting ABS data you must attribute the Australian Bureau of Statistics (or the ABS) as the source.