March key points
The all groups CPI
was flat (0.0%) this quarter, compared with a rise of 0.5% in the December quarter 2018.
rose 1.3% over the twelve months to the March quarter 2019, compared with a rise of 1.8% over the twelve months to the December quarter 2018.
Overview of CPI movements
The most significant price rises this quarter are vegetables (+7.7%), secondary education (+4.2%), motor vehicles (+2.4%) and medical and hospital services (+1.3%).
The most significant price falls this quarter are automotive fuel (-8.7%), domestic holiday, travel and accommodation (-3.8%) and international holiday, travel and accommodation (-2.1%).
Issue (quarter) Release Date
June 2019 31 July 2019
September 2019 30 October 2019
December 2019 29 January 2020
March 2020 29 April 2020
SOURCE: ABS. “6401.0 – Consumer Price Index, Australia, Mar 2019.” ABS, 24 April 2019.
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