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Consumers Price Index: December 2009 quarter
Embargoed until 10:45am  –  20 January 2010
Highlights

In the December 2009 quarter compared with the September 2009 quarter:

  • The consumers price index (CPI) fell 0.2 percent.
  • Food prices fell 2.4 percent, with the main contribution coming from lower vegetable prices.
  • Transport prices rose 1.5 percent with higher prices for international air transport and second-hand motor cars.

From the December 2008 quarter to the December 2009 quarter:

  • The CPI increased 2.0 percent.

Graph, Consumers price index, quarterly percentage change. Graph, Consumers Price Index, Annual percentage change.
Geoff Bascand 20 January 2010
Government Statistician ISSN 1178-0452
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