6403.0.55.001 - Average Retail Prices of Selected Items, Eight Capital Cities, Mar 2011  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 04/05/2011   
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Contains average retail prices of selectd items included in the Consumer Price Index for each of the six state capitals, Canberra and Darwin. The CPI covers a wide range of goods and services arranged in eleven groups which are in turn divided into subgroups. The items for which average prices are shown in this publication comprise a selection of items from the CPI food group and the following non-food subgroups: household supplies; sport and other recreation; private motoring; and alcoholic drinks.

The ABS recently completed an extensive review of its CPI and has announced changes to ensure the CPI continues to meet the requirements of the Australian community. One outcome of the review is the discontinuation of the Average Retail Prices (ARP) publication (cat. no. 6403.0.55.001). The June quarter 2011 release will be the final issue. For more details regarding this outcome and about further changes to the CPI, please refer to Information Paper: Outcome of the 16th Series Australian Consumer Price Index Review (cat. no. 6469.0), or www.abs.gov.au.