Menu
Business

Education, medicine and cigarettes costing us more

INFLATION jumped 2.5% in the past 12 months, with a 0.4% rise in the March quarter, the latest Consumer Price Index data revealed on Wednesday.

The Australian Bureau of Statistics released the quarterly CPI figures, showing a 0.6% jump in inflation since August last year.

Consumers paid more for tertiary education (up 6.5%), pharmaceutical products (up 7.6%) and tobacco (up 3.7%) during the March quarter.

Prices fell during the quarter on international travel and accommodation (down 5.2%), fruit (down 7%) and furniture (down 6.8%).

Topics:  australian bureau of statistics consumer price index inflation


Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

Man and horse killed in storm tragedy

Storm in Augathella leads to a man and his horse dying.

A man and his horse have died following a storm

Police probe fatal crash in south-west Queensland

Generic crime scene images showing Police tape. Crime Police Forensic. Pics Bill Hearne

The incident west of Toowoomba occurred about 3.30pm yesterday

Southern Downs man airlifted after falling from ladder

A middle-aged man was airlifted to hospital after he fell from a lady on his Inglewood property.

The man suffered upper limb injuries from the fall

Local Partners