|Unit||Index FY 2012=100, NSA|
|Adjustments||Not Seasonally Adjusted|
|Source||Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS)|
|Release||Consumer Price Index|
|Consumer Price Index (CPI)||2022 Q4||130.8||128.4||Index FY 2012=100, NSA||Quarterly|
|Producer Price Index (PPI)||2022 Q4||123.2||122.3||Index FY 2012=100, NSA||Quarterly|
In Australia, Consumer Price Index (CPI) statistics are compiled by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).
The dataset presents the movements in retail prices of goods and services commonly purchased by metropolitan households. The goods and services are divided into the following groups: food; alcohol and tobacco; clothing and footwear; housing; household contents and services; health; transportation; communication; recreation; education; and financial and insurance services.
The source writes:
The Consumer Price Index (CPI) measures quarterly changes in the price of a "basket" of goods and services which account for a high proportion of expenditure by the CPI population group (i.e. metropolitan households). This "basket" covers a wide range of goods and services, arranged in the following eleven groups:
The commodity classification used in the Australian CPI is a demand-based classification that is different from the international Classification of Individual Consumption According to Purpose (COICOP). The Australian CPI Commodity Classification (CPICC) is based on the concept of household utility. It groups items together which are substitutable. It is conceptually different to the internationally accepted COICOP classification. For example, in the CPICC, restaurant meals are considered substitutes to eating at home and are covered by the “food” group whereas in COICOP they are considered a service and are grouped with other similar services under “Restaurants and Hotels.” At the higher level there is a broad correspondence between CPICC and COICOP.
For the all-items index, quarterly, for all areas, we compute seasonally adjusted counterparts using X-12.
Quarterly CPI original indexes are revised only in exceptional circumstances, such as to correct a significant error. Seasonal adjustment factors are calculated using the history of price changes up to the current quarter CPI and are revised each quarter.
The monthly CPI indicator may be routinely subject to revision.
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