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

Import prices in Australia dropped by 1.6 percent quarter-on-quarter in the third quarter of 2017, much faster than a 0.1 percent fall in the prior quarter and slightly above market consensus of a 1.5 percent decline. The fall was mainly due to a decrease in prices paid for: mineral fuels, lubricants & related materials (-0.8 pct); chemical products (-0.8 pct); food and live animals (-2.6 pct); manufactured goods classified chiefly by material (-1.6 pct); machinery & transport equipment (-2.4 pct) and miscellaneous manufactured articles (-1.2 pct). Partially offsetting these decreases were rises in prices paid for: beverages and tobacco (1.7 pct) and crude materials, inedible, except fuels (3.2 pct) and animals and vegetable oils, fats and waxes (0.3 pct). Through the year to the September quarter 2017, the import index declined by 0.4 percent, driven by telecommunications and sound recording equipment (-15.9 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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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
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 -1.6% -0.1% -1.5%
2018-02-01 12:30 AM Import Prices QoQ -1.6%
2018-04-26 01:30 AM Import Prices QoQ
2018-07-26 01:30 AM Import Prices QoQ


Australia Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 1.80 1.90 23.90 -1.30 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom 0.60 0.20 7.55 -1.54 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 111.40 110.70 111.40 4.20 Index Points [+]
Core Consumer Prices 112.62 112.23 112.62 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 108.00 107.80 108.00 70.70 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices Change 1.60 1.70 6.30 -1.50 percent [+]
Export Prices 87.80 90.50 112.20 16.30 Index Points [+]
Import Prices 102.10 103.80 116.30 51.50 Index Points [+]
Food Inflation -0.70 1.90 20.60 -3.20 percent [+]
Inflation Expectations 3.70 3.70 8.60 2.80 percent [+]
CPI Housing Utilities 119.40 117.20 119.40 10.30 Index Points [+]
CPI Transportation 100.30 100.30 104.20 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 December of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
102.10 103.80 116.30 51.50 1981 - 2017 Index Points Quarterly
2011-2012=100, NSA




import prices by Country
Country Last
Australia 102.10 Sep/17
Brazil 114.60 Oct/17
Canada 129.20 Oct/17
China 106.61 Oct/17
Euro Area 103.40 Oct/17
France 99.40 Aug/17
Germany 101.30 Oct/17
India 518.00 Dec/16
Indonesia 138.26 Oct/17
Italy 106.30 Sep/17
Japan 94.10 Oct/17
Mexico 225.24 Sep/17
Netherlands 100.70 Sep/17
South Korea 82.87 Nov/17
Spain 106.70 Sep/17
Switzerland 103.37 Oct/17
Turkey 89.90 Sep/17
United Kingdom 110.80 Oct/17
United States 124.90 Nov/17