Australia Third Quarter Consumer Prices by Category

Following is a table of Australia’s third quarter consumer prices by category as provided by the Australian Bureau of Statistics in Sydney.

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                                  3Q     2Q     1Q     4Q     3Q     2Q     1Q
                                2011   2011   2011   2010   2010   2010   2010
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                              --------------------- QoQ% ---------------------
Overall                         0.6%   0.9%   1.6%   0.4%   0.7%   0.6%   0.9%
 Food/non-alcoholic beverages  -0.2%   1.4%   2.9%   2.2%  -0.5%  -0.3%   1.1%
 Alcohol and tobacco            0.5%   0.7%   1.1%   0.8%   3.1%   5.9%   1.3%
 Clothing and footwear          1.5%   2.5%  -0.7%  -1.9%   1.4%   0.0%  -4.3%
 Housing                        1.9%   0.4%   1.3%   0.6%   2.3%   0.6%   1.5%
 Household furnishings          0.2%   1.5%  -1.6%  -0.6%   0.8%   0.9%  -1.3%
 Health                        -1.0%   2.0%   3.9%  -1.2%  -0.7%   2.2%   4.7%
 Transportation                 0.1%   1.2%   2.7%   0.2%  -0.6%   0.7%   1.3%
 Communication                  0.0%   0.4%   0.1%   0.1%  -0.3%  -0.1%  -0.1%
 Recreation                     0.9%  -0.6%  -0.6%   0.2%   0.7%  -1.8%  -1.0%
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                                  3Q     2Q     1Q     4Q     3Q     2Q     1Q
                                2011   2011   2011   2010   2010   2010   2010
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                              --------------------- QoQ% ---------------------
 Education                      0.1%   0.0%   5.7%   0.0%   0.1%   0.0%   5.6%
 Insurance/financial services   0.7%   1.6%   2.6%  -0.4%   0.5%   0.2%   2.0%
                              --------------------- YoY% ---------------------
Overall                         3.5%   3.6%   3.3%   2.7%   2.8%   3.1%   2.9%
 Food/non-alcoholic beverages   6.4%   6.1%   4.3%   2.5%   1.7%   1.4%   0.7%
 Alcohol and tobacco            3.0%   5.6%  11.2%  11.4%  11.2%   8.7%   3.5%
 Clothing and footwear          1.2%   1.1%  -1.3%  -4.8%  -2.8%  -3.8%  -1.8%
 Housing                        4.2%   4.6%   4.8%   5.0%   5.2%   5.8%   6.1%
 Household furnishings         -0.5%   0.1%  -0.5%  -0.2%   0.4%   0.2%   1.4%
 Health                         3.7%   4.0%   4.1%   5.0%   5.2%   5.0%   5.1%
 Transportation                 4.3%   3.5%   3.0%   1.7%   0.6%   3.2%   4.1%
 Communication                  0.6%   0.4%  -0.2%  -0.4%  -0.4%  -0.2%   0.2%
 Recreation                    -0.1%  -0.3%  -1.5%  -1.9%  -0.7%  -0.6%   1.2%
 Education                      5.8%   5.9%   5.9%   5.7%   5.8%   5.7%   5.7%
 Insurance/financial services   4.5%   4.2%   2.8%   2.2%   3.4%   3.9%   2.0%

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                                  3Q     2Q     1Q     4Q     3Q     2Q     1Q
                                2011   2011   2011   2010   2010   2010   2010
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                              ------------------ Index ---------------------
Overall                        179.4  178.3  176.7  174.0  173.3  172.1  171.0
 Food/non-alcoholic beverages  201.9  202.4  199.6  194.0  189.8  190.7  191.3
 Alcohol and tobacco           308.6  307.0  305.0  301.8  299.5  290.6  274.3
 Clothing and footwear         110.3  108.7  106.1  106.9  109.0  107.5  107.5
 Housing                       170.2  167.1  166.4  164.3  163.3  159.7  158.8
 Household furnishings         128.4  128.1  126.2  128.2  129.0  128.0  126.8
 Health                        274.6  277.4  271.9  261.7  264.8  266.8  261.1
 Transportation                172.6  172.4  170.3  165.9  165.5  166.5  165.3
 Communication                 112.7  112.7  112.2  112.1  112.0  112.3  112.4
 Recreation                    136.4  135.2  136.0  136.8  136.5  135.6  138.1
 Education                     332.4  332.2  332.2  314.2  314.2  313.8  313.7
 Insurance/financial services  116.2  115.4  113.6  110.7  111.2  110.7  110.5
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Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics.

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