Australia's import prices increased by 0.5 percent quarter-on-quarter in the three months to December 2018, much slower than a 1.9 percent rise in the prior period and compared to market consensus of 0.3 percent. It marked the weakest reading since a decline in the third quarter 2017, mainly driven by higher prices paid for: crude materials, inedible, except fuels (5.9 pct); commodities and transactions, n.e.s. (3.3 pct); manufactured goods classified chiefly by material (1.8 pct); machinery and transport equipment (1.1 pct); beverages & tobacco (0.7 pct); miscellaneous manufactured articles (0.9 pct); food and live animals (0.6 pct); and chemicals and related products, n.e.s. (0.3 pct). Through the year to the fourth quarter, the index rose 7.8 percent. Import Prices in Australia averaged 93.01 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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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-04-26 01:30 AM Import Prices QoQ 2.1% 2% 1.3%
2018-07-26 01:30 AM Import Prices QoQ 3.2% 2.1% 1.9%
2018-11-01 12:30 AM Import Prices QoQ 1.9% 3.2% 1.1%
2019-01-31 12:30 AM Import Prices QoQ 0.5% 1.9% 0.3% 2%
2019-04-26 01:30 AM Import Prices QoQ 0.5% -1.1%
2019-07-26 01:30 AM Import Prices QoQ
2019-11-01 12:30 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 0.50 0.40 7.55 -1.54 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 114.10 113.50 114.10 4.20 Index Points [+]
Core Consumer Prices 115.03 114.60 115.03 75.47 Index Points [+]
Core Inflation Rate 1.80 1.80 10.70 1.60 percent [+]
GDP Deflator 104.36 103.34 104.36 6.35 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices 110.80 110.30 110.80 70.70 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices Change 2.00 2.10 6.30 -1.50 percent [+]
Export Prices 104.50 100.10 112.20 16.30 Index Points [+]
Import Prices 112.70 112.10 116.30 51.50 Index Points [+]
Food Inflation 1.50 1.60 20.60 -3.20 percent [+]
Inflation Expectations 3.90 4.10 8.60 2.80 percent [+]
CPI Housing Utilities 121.60 121.30 121.60 10.30 Index Points [+]
CPI Transportation 105.60 106.30 106.30 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 April of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
112.70 112.10 116.30 51.50 1981 - 2018 Index Points Quarterly
2011-2012=100, NSA




Country Last Previous
Argentina 121.10 Dec/18
Australia 112.70 Dec/18
Brazil 117.82 Feb/19
Canada 120.80 Jan/19
China 105.00 Feb/19
Euro Area 100.80 Feb/19
France 100.80 Jan/19
Germany 102.50 Feb/19
India 513.00 Dec/18
Indonesia 149.56 Feb/19
Italy 108.00 Jan/19
Japan 97.30 Mar/19
Mexico 234.72 Feb/19
Netherlands 102.80 Feb/19
Singapore 99.20 Feb/19
South Africa 156.60 Dec/18
South Korea 87.61 Mar/19
Spain 109.50 Jan/19
Switzerland 105.25 Feb/19
Turkey 90.67 Feb/19
United States 126.50 Mar/19


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