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Consumers Price Index: March 2010 quarter
Embargoed until 10:45am  –  20 April 2010
Highlights

In the March 2010 quarter compared with the December 2009 quarter:

  • The consumers price index (CPI) rose 0.4 percent.
  • Food prices rose 1.0 percent, with the main contribution coming from higher grocery food prices.
  • Transport prices rose 1.1 percent due to higher prices for petrol.
  • Recreation and culture prices fell 1.4 percent, with lower prices for audio-visual equipment.

From the March 2009 quarter to the March 2010 quarter:

  • The CPI increased 2.0 percent.
Graph, Consumer price index, quarterly percentage change. Graph, Consumers price index, annual percentage change.

 

Geoff Bascand 20 April 2010
Government Statistician   ISSN 1178-0452
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