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

Australia's import prices unexpectedly rose by 0.2 percent quarter-on-quarter in the fourth quarter of 2016, following a 0.1 percent fall in the prior quarter while markets estimated a 0.5 percent fall. The rise was mainly due to an increase in prices paid for petroleum, petroleum products and related materials (+8.6 percent). Partially offsetting these rises were falls in the prices paid for telecommunications and sound-recording and reproducing apparatus and equipment (-3.6 percent); gold, non-monetary (excluding gold ores and concentrates) (-7.7 percent) and professional, scientific and controlling instruments and apparatus, n.e.s. (-4.7 percent). Through the year to the December quarter, the Import index fell 4.6 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 Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2016-07-28 01:30 AM Q2 -1.0% -3.0% 1.6%
2016-10-27 12:30 AM Q3 -1% -1% -0.7%
2017-01-27 12:30 AM Q4 0.2% -1% -0.5%
2017-04-27 01:30 AM Q1 0.2%
2017-07-28 01:30 AM Q2
2017-10-27 12:30 AM Q3




Australia Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 1.50 1.30 23.90 -1.30 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom 0.50 0.70 7.55 -1.54 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 110.00 109.40 110.00 4.20 Index Points [+]
Core Consumer Prices 111.27 110.61 111.27 75.47 Index Points [+]
Core Inflation Rate 1.60 1.70 10.70 1.60 percent [+]
GDP Deflator 103.06 101.16 103.06 6.57 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices 106.80 106.30 106.80 70.70 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices Change 0.70 0.50 6.30 -1.50 percent [+]
Export Prices 86.00 76.50 112.20 16.30 Index Points [+]
Import Prices 102.70 102.50 116.30 51.50 Index Points [+]
Food Inflation 1.80 1.50 20.60 -3.20 percent [+]
Inflation Expectations 4.00 4.10 8.60 2.80 percent [+]



Australia Import Prices Notes

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 March of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
102.70 102.50 116.30 51.50 1981 - 2016 Index Points Quarterly
2011-2012=100, NSA



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