Stats NZ has a new website.

For new releases go to

www.stats.govt.nz

As we transition to our new site, you'll still find some Stats NZ information here on this archive site.

  • Share this page to Facebook
  • Share this page to Twitter
  • Share this page to Google+
Consumers Price Index: March 2013 quarter
Embargoed until 10:45am  –  17 April 2013
Key facts

In the March 2013 quarter compared with the December 2012 quarter:

  • The consumers price index (CPI) rose 0.4 percent. 
  • The main upward contribution came from the alcoholic beverages and tobacco group (up 4.4 percent), reflecting an increase in the excise duty for cigarettes and tobacco.
  • Prices for the housing and household utilities group rose 0.6 percent, reflecting higher prices for rentals for housing, purchase of newly built houses, and property maintenance services.
  • Recreation and culture prices fell 1.6 percent, reflecting seasonally lower prices for package holidays.

From the March 2012 quarter to the March 2013 quarter:

  • The CPI increased 0.9 percent. 

The CPI measures the rate of price change of goods and services purchased by New Zealand households. Statistics NZ visits 3,000 shops around New Zealand to collect prices for the CPI and check product sizes and features.

 Graph, Consumers price index, quarterly change, March 2010 quarter to March 2013 quarter.

Graph, Consumers price index, annual change, March 2010 quarter to March 2013 quarter.
 
 

Geoff Bascand

17 April 2013
Government Statistician ISSN 1178-0452
  • Share this page to Facebook
  • Share this page to Twitter
  • Share this page to Google+
Top
  • Share this page to Facebook
  • Share this page to Twitter
  • Share this page to Google+