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Consumers Price Index: June 2009 quarter
Embargoed until 10:45am  –  16 July 2009
Highlights
 In the June 2009 quarter compared with the March 2009 quarter:
  • The consumers price index (CPI) rose 0.6 percent.
  • Food prices rose 0.9 percent, with the main contribution coming from higher prices for vegetables, partly offset by lower prices for fruit.
  • Transport prices rose 0.6 percent, due mainly to higher prices for petrol and the purchase of second-hand cars.
  • Housing and household utilities rose 0.4 percent due mainly to higher prices for electricity.
  • Recreation and culture fell 1.2 percent due mainly to lower prices for overseas package holidays.

From the June 2008 quarter to the June 2009 quarter:

  • The CPI increased 1.9 percent. This is the smallest annual increase since the September 2007 quarter.
 Graph, Consumers Price Index, Quarterly percentage change.    Graph, Consumers Price Index, Annual percentage change.
 
Geoff Bascand 16 July 2009
Government Statistician ISSN 1178-0452
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