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Consumers Price Index: September 2013 quarter
Embargoed until 10:45am  –  16 October 2013
Key facts
Quarterly change

In the September 2013 quarter compared with the June 2013 quarter:

  • The consumers price index (CPI) rose 0.9 percent.
  • The main upward contribution came from the food group (up 1.7 percent), reflecting seasonally higher prices for vegetables.
  • Prices for the transport group rose 1.9 percent, reflecting higher prices for petrol.
  • Prices for the housing and household utilities group rose 0.9 percent, reflecting higher prices for local authority rates.
Annual change

From the September 2012 quarter to the September 2013 quarter:

  • The CPI increased 1.4 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, September 2010 to September 2013.

Graph, Consumers price index, annual change, September 2010 to September 2013.
 
 

Liz MacPherson

16 October 2013
Government Statistician ISSN 1178-0452
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