6401.0 - Consumer Price Index, Australia, Jun 2013 Quality Declaration 
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MEDIA RELEASE
24 July 2013
Embargo: 11.30 am (Canberra time) Wednesday 24 July 2013
125/2013

ABS CPI June quarter 2013 rises 0.4 per cent

The Consumer Price Index (CPI) rose 0.4 per cent in the June quarter 2013, compared with a rise of 0.4 per cent in the March quarter 2013.

The most significant price rises in the June quarter 2013 were for medical and hospital services (+3.4%), tobacco (+3.0%), new dwelling purchase by owner–occupiers (0.9%), furniture (+4.8%) and rents (+1.1%).The most significant offsetting price falls were for domestic holiday travel and accommodation (–4.0%) and automotive fuel (–3.1%).

The CPI rose 2.4 per cent through the year to the June quarter 2013, compared with a rise of 2.5 per cent through the year to the March quarter 2013.

Further information is available in Consumer Price Index, Australia (cat. no. 6401.0).


Media Note:
Please ensure when reporting on ABS data that you attribute the Australian Bureau of Statistics (or the ABS) as the source.