6401.0 - Consumer Price Index, Australia, Sep 2016 Quality Declaration 
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SEPTEMBER KEY FIGURES

Jun Qtr 2016 to Sep Qtr 2016
Sep Qtr 2015 to Sep Qtr 2016
Weighted average of eight capital cities
% change
% change

All groups CPI
0.7
1.3
Food and non-alcoholic beverages
1.7
1.5
Alcohol and tobacco
1.1
5.7
Clothing and footwear
0.3
1.2
Housing
1.0
1.8
Furnishings, household equipment and services
1.1
1.9
Health
-0.2
3.9
Transport
-0.5
-3.4
Communication
-2.3
-7.5
Recreation and culture
0.6
0.6
Education
0.2
3.3
Insurance and financial services
0.9
2.9
CPI analytical series
All groups CPI, seasonally adjusted
0.4
1.4
Trimmed mean
0.4
1.7
Weighted median
0.3
1.3


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

Contribution to quarterly change
Graph: Contribution to quarterly change




SEPTEMBER KEY POINTS


THE ALL GROUPS CPI
  • rose 0.7% this quarter, compared with a rise of 0.4% in the June quarter 2016.
  • rose 1.3% over the twelve months to the September quarter 2016, compared with a rise of 1.0% over the twelve months to the June quarter 2016.


OVERVIEW OF CPI MOVEMENTS
  • The most significant price rises this quarter are fruit (+19.5%), electricity (+5.4%), vegetables (+5.9%), tobacco (+2.3%) and property rates and charges (+4.0%).
  • The most significant offsetting price falls this quarter are automotive fuel (-2.9%) and telecommunication equipment and services (-2.5%).


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

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



CHANGES IN THIS ISSUE

This issue contains the feature article ‘ Review of the Consumer Price Index International Trade Exposure Series'. The changes outlined in this review will be implemented in the December quarter 2016 issue of the CPI, which is scheduled for release on 25 January 2017.

The CPI Annual Seasonal Re-analysis (ASR) was conducted in the September quarter 2016. The ASR assesses the CPI seasonal patterns in more detail than is possible in the quarterly processing cycle. The outcomes of the ASR are provided in the Appendix to this issue.

Changes to the seasonally adjusted CPI series do not affect the original CPI index series.

For more information about seasonal adjustment, see paragraphs 14 to 17 of the Explanatory notes.


ROUNDING

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


INQUIRIES

For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070.