Australia Import Prices  1981-2018 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

Import prices in Australia rose by 2 percent quarter-on-quarter in the fourth quarter of 2017, following a 1.6 percent fall in the prior quarter and slightly above market consensus of a 1.5 percent increase. The rise was mainly due to an increase in prices paid for: mineral fuels, lubricants & related materials (11.5 pct); chemical products (3.1 pct); manufactured goods classified chiefly by material (0.1 pct); machinery & transport equipment (0.2 pct); miscellaneous manufactured articles (0.3 pct); crude materials inedible, except fuels (9.4 pct), and commodities and transactions n.e.s (2.5 percent) while food and live animals stalled. Partially offsetting these rises were decreases in prices paid for: beverages and tobacco (-0.4 pct) and animals and vegetable oils, fats and waxes (-1.3 pct). Through the year to the December quarter 2017, the import index went up by 1.4 percent, driven by petroleum, petroleum products and related materials (17 pct). Import Prices in Australia averaged 92.46 Index Points from 1981 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 116.30 Index Points in the second quarter of 2001 and a record low of 51.50 Index Points in the third quarter of 1981.

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Australia Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 1.90 1.80 23.90 -1.30 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom 0.60 0.60 7.55 -1.54 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 112.10 111.40 112.10 4.20 Index Points [+]
Core Consumer Prices 113.06 112.62 113.06 75.47 Index Points [+]
Core Inflation Rate 1.80 1.80 10.70 1.60 percent [+]
GDP Deflator 104.38 104.37 105.39 6.59 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices 108.60 108.00 108.60 70.70 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices Change 1.70 1.60 6.30 -1.50 percent [+]
Export Prices 90.30 87.80 112.20 16.30 Index Points [+]
Import Prices 104.10 102.10 116.30 51.50 Index Points [+]
Food Inflation -0.20 -0.70 20.60 -3.20 percent [+]
Inflation Expectations 3.60 3.70 8.60 2.80 percent [+]
CPI Housing Utilities 119.80 119.40 119.80 10.30 Index Points [+]
CPI Transportation 102.70 100.30 104.20 11.30 Index Points [+]


Australia Import Prices

In Australia, Import Prices correspond to the rate of change in the prices of goods and services purchased by residents of that country from, and supplied by, foreign sellers. Import Prices are heavily affected by exchange rates. This page provides the latest reported value for - Australia Import Prices - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Australia Import Prices - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on February of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
104.10 102.10 116.30 51.50 1981 - 2017 Index Points Quarterly
2011-2012=100, NSA




import prices by Country
Country Last
Australia 104.10 Dec/17
Brazil 117.23 Dec/17
Canada 130.40 Dec/17
China 104.96 Dec/17
Euro Area 103.50 Nov/17
France 99.40 Aug/17
Germany 102.40 Dec/17
India 518.00 Dec/16
Indonesia 140.45 Dec/17
Italy 109.80 Dec/17
Japan 96.60 Jan/18
Mexico 226.09 Dec/17
Netherlands 103.10 Dec/17
South Korea 82.96 Jan/18
Spain 107.30 Nov/17
Switzerland 105.02 Jan/18
Turkey 92.02 Dec/17
United Kingdom 111.10 Dec/17
United States 126.70 Jan/18


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