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6401.0 - Consumer Price Index, Australia, Jun 2009 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 22/07/2009   
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JUNE KEY FIGURES

Mar Qtr 2009 to Jun Qtr 2009
Jun Qtr 2008 to Jun Qtr 2009
Weighted average of eight capital cities
% change
% change

Food
-0.9
4.8
Alcohol and tobacco
0.9
4.7
Clothing and footwear
2.1
1.3
Housing
0.8
5.2
Household contents and services
2.2
2.4
Health
2.3
5.2
Transportation
1.6
-5.9
Communication
0.3
1.2
Recreation
-0.1
0.7
Education
0.1
5.1
Financial and insurance services
-1.7
-6.6
All groups
0.5
1.5
All groups excluding Housing and Financial and insurance services
0.7
1.4


All Groups, Quarterly change
Graph: All Groups, Quarterly change

Contribution to quarterly change, June quarter 2009
Graph: Contribution to quarterly change, June quarter 2009—June Quarter 2009




JUNE KEY POINTS


THE ALL GROUPS CPI
  • rose 0.5% in the June quarter 2009, compared with a rise of 0.1% in the March quarter 2009.
  • rose 1.5% through the year to June quarter 2009, compared to an annual rise of 2.5% to March quarter 2009.


OVERVIEW OF CPI MOVEMENTS
  • The most significant price rises this quarter were for automotive fuel (3.6%), hospital and medical services (3.6%), rents (1.4%), furniture (3.7%) and house purchase (0.8%).
  • The most significant offsetting price falls were for deposit and loan facilities (-4.3%), vegetables (-6.9%), fruit (-7.6%), and overseas holiday travel and accommodation (-3.4%).


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE (QUARTER) Release Date
September 2009 28 October 2009
December 2009 27 January 2010
March 2010 28 April 2010
June 2010 28 July 2010



ROUNDING

Any discrepancies between totals and sums of components in this publication are due to rounding.


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