Australia's Consumer Prices Rise More Than Expected


CPI rose 1.2% in the June quarter 2007, compared with 0.1% in the March quarter. CPI rose 2.1% through the year to June quarter 2007.

The most significant price rises this quarter were for automotive fuel (+9.1%), hospital and medical services (+3.4%), fruit (+8.4%), rents (+1.6%), vegetables (+6.1%), furniture (+3.9%) and house purchase (+1.0%).
Price falls for domestic holiday travel and accommodation (-3.5%) and audio, visual and computing equipment (-2.4%) provided some offset to the increases above.


Bureau of Statistics
7/25/2007 6:55:01 AM