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

Import prices in Australia increased by 2.1 percent quarter-on-quarter in the first three months of 2018, following a 2 percent rise in the previous quarter and above market expectations of 1.3 percent. It is the biggest rise for the index since the March quarter 2014, due to higher prices paid for: mineral fuels, lubricants (10.5 pct); crude materials inedible, except fuels (3.9 pct); manufactured goods classified chiefly by material (3.4 pct); commodities and transactions n.e.s (2 pct); food and live animals (1 pct); machinery & transport equipment (0.9 pct); animals and vegetable oils, fats and waxes (0.8 pct), and miscellaneous manufactured articles (0.2 pct). Partially offsetting these rises were falls in prices paid for beverages and tobacco (-0.4 pct) and chemicals and related products, n.e.s (-0.6 pct). Through the year to the March quarter 2018, the import index went up by 2.3 percent. Import Prices in Australia averaged 92.63 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 1.90 23.90 -1.30 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom 0.40 0.60 7.55 -1.54 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 112.60 112.10 112.60 4.20 Index Points [+]
Core Consumer Prices 113.73 113.06 113.73 75.47 Index Points [+]
Core Inflation Rate 1.90 1.80 10.70 1.60 percent [+]
GDP Deflator 104.93 104.46 105.39 6.59 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices 109.10 108.60 109.10 70.70 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices Change 1.70 1.70 6.30 -1.50 percent [+]
Export Prices 94.70 90.30 112.20 16.30 Index Points [+]
Import Prices 106.30 104.10 116.30 51.50 Index Points [+]
Food Inflation 0.50 -0.20 20.60 -3.20 percent [+]
Inflation Expectations 3.70 3.60 8.60 2.80 percent [+]
CPI Housing Utilities 120.60 119.80 120.60 10.30 Index Points [+]
CPI Transportation 103.80 102.70 104.20 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 May of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
106.30 104.10 116.30 51.50 1981 - 2018 Index Points Quarterly
2011-2012=100, NSA




import prices by Country
Country Last
Australia 106.30 Mar/18
Brazil 119.48 Mar/18
Canada 131.60 Mar/18
China 98.61 Feb/18
Euro Area 100.00 Mar/18
France 99.60 Feb/18
Germany 102.30 Mar/18
India 523.00 Dec/17
Indonesia 143.78 Mar/18
Italy 103.40 Mar/18
Japan 96.00 Apr/18
Mexico 229.77 Mar/18
Netherlands 101.20 Mar/18
South Korea 85.03 Apr/18
Spain 106.40 Feb/18
Switzerland 106.34 Apr/18
Turkey 92.58 Mar/18
United Kingdom 111.30 Mar/18
United States 126.90 Apr/18


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