The final demand producer price index in Australia increased by 0.5 percent quarter-on-quarter in the three months to December of 2018, slowing markedly from a 0.8 percent rise in the previous period and slightly below market consensus of 0.6 percent. Still, it marked the 11th straight quarter of rise in producer prices, mainly driven by prices received for heavy and civil engineering construction (1 percent); building construction (0.4 percent) and accommodation (3.8 percent). Partly offsetting the rise was falls in prices received for petroleum refining and petroleum fuel manufacturing (-10.6 percent) and bakery product manufacturing (-2.7 percent). Through the year to the fourth quarter, producer prices rose 2 percent. Producer Prices in Australia averaged 91.54 Index Points from 1998 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 110.80 Index Points in the fourth quarter of 2018 and a record low of 70.70 Index Points in the first quarter of 1999.

Producer Prices in Australia is expected to be 110.95 Index Points by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Producer Prices in Australia to stand at 112.06 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Australia Producer Prices is projected to trend around 116.36 Index Points in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Australia Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 1.30 1.80 23.90 -1.30 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom 0.00 0.50 7.55 -1.54 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 114.10 114.10 114.10 4.20 Index Points [+]
Core Consumer Prices 115.33 115.03 115.33 75.47 Index Points [+]
Core Inflation Rate 1.60 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 2.30 1.50 20.60 -3.20 percent [+]
Inflation Expectations 3.90 4.10 8.60 2.80 percent [+]
CPI Housing Utilities 121.60 121.60 121.60 10.30 Index Points [+]
CPI Transportation 103.80 105.60 106.30 11.30 Index Points [+]


Australia Producer Prices

In Australia, the Producer Price Index measures the average change in price of goods and services sold by manufacturers and producers in the wholesale market during a given period. This page provides - Australia Producer Prices - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Australia Producer Prices - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on April of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
110.80 110.30 110.80 70.70 1998 - 2018 Index Points Quarterly
2011-2012=100, NSA




Country Last Previous
Argentina 288.33 Feb/19
Australia 110.80 Dec/18
Brazil 776.78 Mar/19
Canada 117.10 Feb/19
China 100.40 Mar/19
Euro Area 105.50 Feb/19
France 104.10 Feb/19
Germany 104.90 Mar/19
India 120.00 Mar/19
Indonesia 165.72 Mar/19
Italy 105.10 Feb/19
Japan 101.50 Mar/19
Mexico 130.38 Mar/19
Netherlands 105.40 Feb/19
Russia 682.30 Mar/19
Saudi Arabia 116.50 Feb/19
Singapore 96.34 Feb/19
South Africa 110.10 Feb/19
South Korea 104.14 Mar/19
Spain 104.50 Feb/19
Switzerland 102.20 Mar/19
Turkey 431.98 Mar/19
United Kingdom 115.40 Mar/19
United States 117.90 Mar/19


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