6401.0 - Consumer Price Index, Australia, Mar 2016 Quality Declaration 
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MARCH KEY FIGURES

Dec Qtr 2015 to Mar Qtr 2016
Mar Qtr 2015 to Mar Qtr 2016
Weighted average of eight capital cities
% change
% change

All groups CPI
-0.2
1.3
Food and non-alcoholic beverages
-0.2
0.0
Alcohol and tobacco
0.9
6.1
Clothing and footwear
-2.6
-0.8
Housing
0.3
1.7
Furnishings, household equipment and services
-0.4
2.0
Health
1.9
4.6
Transport
-2.5
-0.5
Communication
-1.5
-6.4
Recreation and culture
-1.0
0.1
Education
3.1
3.3
Insurance and financial services
0.6
2.3
CPI analytical series
All groups CPI, seasonally adjusted
-0.1
1.3
Trimmed mean
0.2
1.7
Weighted median
0.1
1.4


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

Contribution to quarterly change
Graph: Contribution to quarterly change




MARCH KEY POINTS


THE ALL GROUPS CPI
  • fell 0.2% this quarter, compared with a rise of 0.4% last quarter.
  • rose 1.3% over the twelve months to the March quarter 2016, compared with a rise of 1.7% over the twelve months to the December quarter 2015.


OVERVIEW OF CPI MOVEMENTS
  • The most significant price falls this quarter are automotive fuel (-10.0%), fruit (-11.1%) and international holiday travel and accommodation (-2.0%).
  • The most significant offsetting price rises this quarter are secondary education (+4.6%), medical and hospital services (+1.6%) and pharmaceutical products (+4.8%).


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE (QUARTER) Release Date
June 2016 27 July 2016
September 2016 26 October 2016
December 2016 25 January 2017
March 2017 26 April 2017



CHANGES IN THIS ISSUE

None this issue.


ROUNDING

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


INQUIRIES

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