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6401.0 - Consumer Price Index, Australia, Mar 2014 Quality Declaration 
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 23/04/2014   
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CAPITAL CITIES COMPARISON



ALL GROUPS CPI

All Groups CPI, Percentage change from previous quarter
Graph: All Groups CPI, Percentage change from previous quarter


At the All groups level, the CPI rose in all capital cities during the March quarter 2014.

The alcohol and tobacco group was the most significant positive contributor to the All groups quarterly movement. The group recorded rises in all capital cities, with the largest movement recorded in Hobart (+3.3%) mainly due to rises in tobacco.

The education group was the second most significant positive contributor to the All groups quarterly movement, with all eight capital cities recording rises. The largest movement was recorded in Perth (+7.1%) driven by price rises in tertiary education.

The most significant negative contributor to the All groups quarterly movement was the furnishings, household equipment and services group, recording falls in all capital cities with the exception of Darwin. The largest movement was recorded in Melbourne (-1.8%) mainly due to price falls in household textiles.

The second most significant negative contributor to the All groups quarterly movement was the clothing and footwear group, reporting falls in all capital cities. The largest movement was recorded in Adelaide (-5.1%) mainly due to falls in garments for men.

Over the twelve months to the March quarter 2014, the All groups CPI rose in all capital cities with the largest positive movement recorded in Darwin (+3.6%) mainly due to relatively higher increases in the housing group. Canberra (+2.6%) recorded the smallest rise over the 12 months to the March quarter 2014.

All Groups CPI, All groups index numbers and percentage changes

Index number(a)
Percentage change
Mar Qtr 2014
Dec Qtr 2013 to Mar Qtr 2014
Mar Qtr 2013 to Mar Qtr 2014

Sydney
105.6
0.6
2.8
Melbourne
105.3
0.5
2.8
Brisbane
105.2
0.6
3.1
Adelaide
105.1
0.7
2.9
Perth
105.6
0.7
3.1
Hobart
104.1
0.5
2.8
Darwin
107.4
0.8
3.6
Canberra
104.6
0.5
2.6
Weighted average of eight capital cities
105.4
0.6
2.9

(a) Index reference period: 2011-12 = 100.0.



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