6401.0 - Consumer Price Index, Australia, Mar 2011 Quality Declaration
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 27/04/2011
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MARCH KEY POINTS
THE ALL GROUPS CPI
OVERVIEW OF CPI MOVEMENTS
OUTCOME OF THE 16TH SERIES CPI REVIEW
The ABS recently completed an extensive review of its CPI and has announced changes to ensure the CPI continues to meet the requirements of the Australian community. An Information Paper: Introduction of the 16th Series Australian Consumer Price Index (cat. no. 6467.0) will be published on 22 September 2011 outlining the changes to the CPI.
One outcome of the review is the discontinuation of Average Retail Prices of Selected Items, Eight Capital Cities (cat. no. 6403.0.55.001). The June quarter 2011 release will be the final issue.
The 16th series CPI will be introduced from the September quarter 2011. For more details about changes to the CPI, please refer to Information Paper: Outcome of the 16th Series Australian Consumer Price Index Review (cat. no. 6469.0), or www.abs.gov.au.
IMPACT OF THE FLOODS AND CYCLONE YASI
ABS price index compilation methodologies and quality assurance processes have ensured that any impact of the floods and cyclone on consumer prices is reflected in the data included in this publication. See the section Impact of the floods and Cyclone Yasi for details.
Any discrepancies between totals and sums of components in this publication are due to rounding.
For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070.
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