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6401.0 - Consumer Price Index, Australia, Dec 2015 Quality Declaration 
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 27/01/2016   
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DECEMBER KEY FIGURES

Sep Qtr 2015 to Dec Qtr 2015
Dec Qtr 2014 to Dec Qtr 2015
Weighted average of eight capital cities
% change
% change

All groups CPI
0.4
1.7
Food and non-alcoholic beverages
0.3
0.4
Alcohol and tobacco
2.7
6.0
Clothing and footwear
1.6
0.5
Housing
0.1
2.2
Furnishings, household equipment and services
0.6
1.9
Health
-0.4
5.3
Transport
-1.4
-1.4
Communication
-2.4
-6.3
Recreation and culture
1.6
1.7
Education
0.0
5.5
Insurance and financial services
0.8
1.8
CPI analytical series
All groups CPI, seasonally adjusted
0.4
1.7
Trimmed mean
0.6
2.1
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




DECEMBER KEY POINTS


THE ALL GROUPS CPI

  • rose 0.4% this quarter, compared with a rise of 0.5% last quarter.
  • rose 1.7% over the twelve months to the December quarter 2015, compared with a rise of 1.5% over the twelve months to the September quarter 2015.


OVERVIEW OF CPI MOVEMENTS
  • The most significant price rises this quarter are tobacco (+7.4%), domestic holiday travel and accommodation (+5.9%) and international holiday travel and accommodation (+2.4%).
  • The most significant offsetting price falls this quarter are automotive fuel (-5.7%), telecommunication equipment and services (-2.4%) and fruit (-2.6%).


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

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



CHANGES IN THIS ISSUE

This issue incorporates a feature article titled "Australian dietary guidelines price indexes". This article details the analysis of price indexes for the food groups described by the 2013 Australian Dietary Guidelines (ADG), using historical data from the Consumer Price Index. A data cube containing these quarterly ADG price indexes is available from the "Downloads" tab.


ROUNDING

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


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