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6401.0 - Consumer Price Index, Australia, Sep 2014 Quality Declaration 
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 22/10/2014 Released Today  
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SEPTEMBER KEY FIGURES

Jun Qtr 2014 to Sep Qtr 2014
Sep Qtr 2013 to Sep Qtr 2014
Weighted average of eight capital cities
% change
% change

All groups CPI
0.5
2.3
Food and non-alcoholic beverages
1.2
3.5
Alcohol and tobacco
1.1
7.3
Clothing and footwear
-1.0
-2.7
Housing
0.5
2.3
Furnishings, household equipment and services
0.4
0.4
Health
-0.2
4.7
Transport
-0.1
0.2
Communication
-1.4
-1.8
Recreation and culture
0.6
1.9
Education
0.1
5.2
Insurance and financial services
0.6
1.2
CPI analytical series
All groups CPI, seasonally adjusted
0.1
2.2
Trimmed mean
0.4
2.5
Weighted median
0.6
2.6


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

Contribution to quarterly change
Graph: Contribution to quarterly change




SEPTEMBER KEY POINTS


THE ALL GROUPS CPI
  • rose 0.5% in the September quarter 2014, compared with a rise of 0.5% in the June quarter 2014.
  • rose 2.3% through the year to the September quarter 2014, compared with a rise of 3.0% through the year to the June quarter 2014.


OVERVIEW OF CPI MOVEMENTS
  • The most significant price rises this quarter were for fruit (+14.7%), new dwelling purchase by owner-occupiers (+1.1%), property rates and charges (+6.3%) and other services in respect of motor vehicles (+5.8%).
  • The most significant offsetting price falls this quarter were for electricity (-5.1%) and automotive fuel (-2.5%).


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE (QUARTER) Release Date
December 2014 28 January 2015
March 2015 22 April 2015
June 2015 22 July 2015
September 2015 28 October 2015



CHANGES IN THIS ISSUE

The Consumer Price Index (CPI) measures price change for consumption goods and services acquired by Australian resident households. The Australian Government repealed carbon pricing with effect from 1 July 2014. It is not possible to quantify the impact of removing the carbon price on the price change measured by the CPI.

The CPI Annual Seasonal Re-analysis (ASR) process was conducted in the September quarter 2014. The ASR assesses the CPI seasonal patterns in more detail than is possible in the quarterly processing cycle. The outcomes of the ASR are provided in the Appendix to this issue.

Changes to the seasonally adjusted CPI series do not affect the original CPI index series.

For more information about seasonal adjustment see paragraphs 14 to 17 of the Explanatory notes.


ROUNDING

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


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