Consumers Price Index: December 2008 quarter
Embargoed until 10:45am – 20 January 2009
In the December 2008 quarter compared with the September 2008 quarter:
- The Consumers Price Index (CPI) fell 0.5 percent.
- Transport prices fell 7.6 percent, reflecting lower petrol and diesel prices.
- Food prices rose 1.5 percent, with the main contribution coming from higher prices for meat, poultry and fish.
- Housing and household utilities prices rose 0.6 percent, driven by higher prices for electricity.
- Recreation and culture prices rose 1.5 percent, driven by higher prices for overseas package holidays.
From the December 2007 quarter to the December 2008 quarter:
- The CPI increased 3.4 percent.
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