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Consumers Price Index: June 2008 quarter
Embargoed until 10:45am  –  15 July 2008
Highlights
  • The Consumers Price Index (CPI) rose 1.6 percent in the June 2008 quarter.
  • Transport prices increased 4.9 percent, driven by higher prices for petrol.
  • Food prices rose 2.2 percent, driven by higher prices for grocery food.
  • Housing and household utilities prices rose 1.2 percent, with the main contribution coming from higher prices for electricity.
  • Prices for recreation and culture fell 0.5 percent.
  • The CPI increased 4.0 percent for the year to the June 2008 quarter.

 Graph, Quarterly Percentage Change.

Graph, Annual Percentage Change.

 

 
Geoff Bascand 15 July 2008
Government Statistician ISSN 1178-0452
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