Australia's import prices increased by 1.9 percent quarter-on-quarter in the September quarter of 2018, following a 3.2 percent rise in the previous quarter and beating market expectations of 1.1 percent. The main contributors to the rise were higher prices for petroleum, petroleum products and related materials (5.1 percent), manufactures of metals (8.3 percent), office machines and automatic data-processing machines (3.3 percent), miscellaneous manufactured articles (2.5 percent), and articles of apparel and clothing (3.1 percent). Through the year to the third quarter, the index rose 9.8 percent. The main contributor to the rise is petroleum, petroleum products and related materials (48.3 percent). Import Prices in Australia averaged 92.88 Index Points from 1981 until 2018, 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 2.10 23.90 -1.30 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom 0.40 0.40 7.55 -1.54 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 113.50 113.00 113.50 4.20 Index Points [+]
Core Consumer Prices 114.60 114.25 114.60 75.47 Index Points [+]
Core Inflation Rate 1.80 1.90 10.70 1.60 percent [+]
GDP Deflator 106.48 106.29 106.48 6.59 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices 110.30 109.40 110.30 70.70 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices Change 2.10 1.50 6.30 -1.50 percent [+]
Export Prices 100.10 96.50 112.20 16.30 Index Points [+]
Import Prices 112.10 110.00 116.30 51.50 Index Points [+]
Food Inflation 1.60 0.30 20.60 -3.20 percent [+]
Inflation Expectations 3.60 4.00 8.60 2.80 percent [+]
CPI Housing Utilities 121.30 120.80 121.30 10.30 Index Points [+]
CPI Transportation 106.30 105.50 106.30 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 November of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
112.10 110.00 116.30 51.50 1981 - 2018 Index Points Quarterly
2011-2012=100, NSA




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