6401.0 - Consumer Price Index, Australia, Jun 2012 Quality Declaration 
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25 July 2012
Embargo: 11.30 am (Canberra time)

ABS CPI June quarter 2012 rises 0.5%

The Consumer Price Index (CPI) rose 0.5% in the June quarter 2012, compared with a rise of 0.1% in the March quarter 2012.

The most significant price rises in the June quarter 2012 were for medical and hospital services (+2.8%), rents (+1.1%), vegetables (+5.2%) and furniture (+4.5%). The most significant offsetting price falls were for domestic holiday travel and accommodation (–4.0%), audio, visual and computing equipment (–3.8%) and cakes and biscuits (–2.8%).

The CPI rose 1.2% through the year to the June quarter 2012, compared with a rise of 1.6% through the year to the March quarter 2012.

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.