Australia's import prices declined by 0.5 percent quarter-on-quarter in the three months to March 2019, after a 0.5 percent gain in the prior quarter and compared market consensus of a 1.1 percent drop . It marked the first decrease in the index since the third quarter of 2017, when the reading fell 1.6 percent. Main contributors to the decline were mineral fuels, lubricants and related materials (-5.9 percent); chemicals and related products, n.e.s (-2.2 percent); food and live animals (-1.2 percent); and crude materials, inedible, except fuels (-0.9 percent). Through the year to the March quarter, the index rose 5.2 percent, slowing from a 7.8 percent gain in the previous quarter and reaching the weakest yearly reading in a year. Import Prices in Australia averaged 93.14 Index Points from 1981 until 2019, 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
2018-07-26 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% 0.5% -1.1% -1.4%


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 111.20 110.80 111.20 70.70 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices Change 1.90 2.00 6.30 -1.50 percent [+]
Export Prices 109.20 104.50 112.20 16.30 Index Points [+]
Import Prices 112.10 112.70 116.30 51.50 Index Points [+]
Food Inflation 2.30 1.50 20.60 -3.20 percent [+]
Inflation Expectations 3.30 3.90 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 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 May of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
112.10 112.70 116.30 51.50 1981 - 2019 Index Points Quarterly
2011-2012=100, NSA




Country Last Previous
Argentina 118.30 Mar/19
Australia 112.10 Mar/19
Brazil 117.60 Mar/19
Canada 121.50 Mar/19
China 102.00 Mar/19
Euro Area 100.80 Mar/19
France 101.50 Feb/19
Germany 102.50 Mar/19
India 513.00 Dec/18
Indonesia 151.55 Mar/19
Italy 108.50 Mar/19
Japan 97.30 Mar/19
Mexico 234.72 Feb/19
Netherlands 102.70 Mar/19
Singapore 100.00 Mar/19
South Africa 156.60 Dec/18
South Korea 88.91 Apr/19
Spain 107.70 Feb/19
Switzerland 105.97 Mar/19
Turkey 91.00 Mar/19
United States 126.90 Apr/19


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