CPI rises 0.8 per cent in June quarter

CHANGES TO HOUSEHOLD INFLATION IN JUNE QUARTER:

* Consumer Price Index – up 0.8 per cent in quarter (up 3.8 per cent annually)

* Transport – up 2.8 per cent (up 10.7 per cent, due to higher fuel prices)

* Health – up 1.5 per cent (up 4.8 per cent)

* Furnishings, household equipment and services – up 1.1 per cent (up 16.9 per cent, reflecting the end of pandemic free child care)

* Food and non-alcoholic beverages – up 0.5 per cent (up 0.7 per cent)

* Alcohol and tobacco – up 0.4 per cent (up 6.7 per cent)

* Clothing and footwear – up 0.4 per cent (up 0.3 per cent)

* Insurance and financial services – up 0.3 per cent (up 0.6 per cent)

* Housing – up 0.3 per cent (down 0.2 per cent)

* Communication – down 0.6 per cent (down 1.3 per cent)

* Recreation and culture – down 0.1 per cent (up 2.5 per cent)

* Education – unchanged (up 3.7 per cent)

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