6401.0 - Consumer Price Index, Australia, Jun 2018 Quality Declaration 
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JUNE KEY FIGURES

Mar Qtr 2018 to Jun Qtr 2018
Jun Qtr 2017 to Jun Qtr 2018
Weighted average of eight capital cities
% change
% change

All groups CPI
0.4
2.1
Food and non-alcoholic beverages
-0.4
0.3
Alcohol and tobacco
1.6
7.8
Clothing and footwear
1.3
-2.0
Housing
0.2
3.1
Furnishings, household equipment and services
0.3
-0.5
Health
1.9
3.4
Transport
1.6
5.2
Communication
-1.3
-4.2
Recreation and culture
-0.4
0.8
Education
0.1
2.7
Insurance and financial services
0.4
1.5
CPI analytical series
All groups CPI, seasonally adjusted
0.5
2.2
Trimmed mean
0.5
1.9
Weighted median
0.5
1.9

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

Contribution to quarterly change
Graph: Contribution to quarterly change



JUNE KEY POINTS


THE ALL GROUPS CPI
  • rose 0.4% this quarter, compared with a rise of 0.4% in the March quarter 2018.
  • rose 2.1% over the twelve months to the June quarter 2018, compared with a rise of 1.9% over the twelve months to the March quarter 2018.


OVERVIEW OF CPI MOVEMENTS
  • The most significant price rises this quarter are automotive fuel (+6.9%), medical and hospital services (+3.1%) and tobacco (+2.8%).
  • The most significant offsetting price falls this quarter are domestic holiday travel and accommodation (-2.7%), motor vehicles (-2.0) and vegetables (-2.9%).


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE (QUARTER) Release Date
September 2018 31 October 2018
December 2018 30 January 2019
March 2019 24 April 2019
June 2019 31 July 2019


TOWARDS AN AUSTRALIAN MONTHLY CPI

The ABS has begun development work on the feasibility of a monthly CPI. Towards an Australian Monthly CPI; outlines the challenges being investigated in the development phase of the project. User and stakeholder input is being sought to determine the requirements for a monthly CPI and as a basis for broad community consultation. The paper can be found in the ABS Chief Economist series on the ABS website www.abs.gov.au.


ROUNDING

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


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