The annual inflation rate in Australia fell to 3.0% in Q3 2021 from a 12-1/2-year high of 3.8% in Q2 and compared with market estimates of 3.1%, amid continued effects of the unwinding of free childcare in 2020. Prices slowed for transport (10.4% vs 10.7% in Q2), alcohol & tobacco (4.4% vs 6.7%), furnishings (6.0% vs 16.9%), and recreation (2.3% vs 2.5%). At the same time, cost of communication fell further (-1.0% vs -1.3%). In contrast, prices went up faster for food (1.3% vs 0.7%), health (4.9% vs 4.8%), and insurance & financial services (1.1% vs 0.6%). Also, housing prices rose 1.6% after a 0.2% fall in Q2. On a quarterly basis, consumer prices went up 0.8% in Q3, the same as in Q2, on rising construction input cost due to supply disruptions and higher automotive fuel prices with the CPI's automotive fuel series hitting its highest in a half-century. RBA Trimmed Mean CPI rose 2.1% yoy in Q3, the most since Q4 2015, after a 1.6% rise in Q2.Quarter-on-quarter, the index rose 0.7%. source: Australian Bureau of Statistics
Inflation Rate in Australia averaged 4.87 percent from 1951 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 23.90 percent in the fourth quarter of 1951 and a record low of -1.30 percent in the second quarter of 1962. This page provides the latest reported value for - Australia Inflation Rate - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Australia Inflation Rate - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on October of 2021.
Inflation Rate in Australia is expected to be 2.40 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the Australia Inflation Rate is projected to trend around 2.10 percent in 2022, according to our econometric models.