Australia Import Prices  1981-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

Import prices in Australia unexpectedly dropped by 0.1 percent quarter-on-quarter in Q2 of 2017, following a 1.2 percent rise in the prior quarter while markets estimated a 0.7 percent increase. The fall was mainly due to a decrease in prices paid for mineral fuels, lubricants & related materials (-4.8 percent) and machinery & transport equipment (-0.3 percent). Partially offsetting these declines were rises in prices paid for manufactured goods classified chiefly by material (1.9 percent), chemicals & related products (1.7 percent) and miscellaneous manufactured articles (1 percent). Through the year to the June quarter 2017, the import index gained 0.3 percent, boosted by mineral fuels, lubricants & related materials (13.9 percent). Import Prices in Australia averaged 92.23 Index Points from 1981 until 2016, 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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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2017-01-27 12:30 AM Import Prices QoQ 0.2% -1% -0.5%
2017-04-27 01:30 AM Import Prices QoQ 1.2% 0.2% -0.5%
2017-07-27 01:30 AM Import Prices QoQ -0.1% 1.2% 0.7%
2017-10-26 12:30 AM Import Prices QoQ -0.1% -1.4%


Australia Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 1.90 2.10 23.90 -1.30 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom 0.20 0.50 7.55 -1.54 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 110.70 110.50 110.70 4.20 Index Points [+]
Core Consumer Prices 112.23 111.67 112.23 75.47 Index Points [+]
Core Inflation Rate 1.80 1.80 10.70 1.60 percent [+]
GDP Deflator 104.44 105.42 105.42 6.57 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices 107.80 107.30 107.80 70.70 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices Change 1.70 1.30 6.30 -1.50 percent [+]
Export Prices 90.50 96.00 112.20 16.30 Index Points [+]
Import Prices 103.80 103.90 116.30 51.50 Index Points [+]
Food Inflation 1.90 1.80 20.60 -3.20 percent [+]
Inflation Expectations 4.30 3.80 8.60 2.80 percent [+]
CPI Housing Utilities 117.20 116.80 117.20 10.30 Index Points [+]
CPI Transportation 100.30 100.90 104.20 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 October of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
103.80 103.90 116.30 51.50 1981 - 2017 Index Points Quarterly
2011-2012=100, NSA




import prices by Country

Last
Australia 103.80 Jun/17
Brazil 112.97 Aug/17
Canada 128.40 Aug/17
China 106.38 Aug/17
Euro Area 103.00 Aug/17
France 99.40 Aug/17
Germany 99.80 Aug/17
India 518.00 Dec/16
Indonesia 134.34 Aug/17
Italy 107.10 Aug/17
Japan 91.60 Sep/17
Mexico 225.03 Aug/17
Netherlands 97.50 Aug/17
South Korea 82.62 Sep/17
Spain 105.10 Aug/17
Switzerland 102.44 Sep/17
Turkey 88.60 Aug/17
United Kingdom 110.10 Aug/17
United States 123.80 Sep/17