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Consumers Price Index: September 2010 quarter
Embargoed until 10:45am  –  18 October 2010
Highlights

In the September 2010 quarter compared with the June 2010 quarter:

  • The consumers price index (CPI) rose 1.1 percent.
  • Food prices rose 2.4 percent, with higher prices for vegetables.
  • Housing and household utility prices rose 1.4 percent, due mainly to higher prices for local authority rates and for electricity.
  • Alcoholic beverages and tobacco prices rose 2.3 percent, reflecting excise duty increases.
  • Transport prices rose 1.0 percent, due to higher vehicle relicensing fees.

From the September 2009 quarter to the September 2010 quarter:

  • The CPI increased 1.5 percent. This is the smallest annual increase since a 1.5 percent increase in the year to the March 2004 quarter.
Graph, Consumers price index, Quarterly change, September 2007 quarter to September 2010 quarter.  Graph, Consumers price index, Annual changes, September 2007 to September 2010.

 

Geoff Bascand 18 October 2010
Government Statistician   ISSN 1178-0452
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