The annual inflation rate in Australia jumped to 3.8% in Q2 2021 from 1.1% in Q1 and matching market consensus. This was the highest reading since Q3 2008, reflecting some base effects following the introduction of free child care and a record fall in fuel prices in Q2 2020. Main upward pressure came from transport (10.7% vs 0.4% in Q1), food (0.7% vs 0.7%), alcohol & tobacco (6.7% vs 7.9%), furnishings (16.9% vs 2.7%), health (4.8% vs 3%), recreation (2.5% vs 1.5%), education (3.7% vs -0.1%), and insurance & financial services (0.6% vs 0.6%). In addition, cost fell at slower paces for both housing (-0.2% vs -1.1%), and communication (-1.3% vs -1.9%). On a quarterly basis, consumer prices went up 0.8%, after a 0.6% gain in Q1, above forecasts of 0.8%, driven by automotive fuel, medical and hospital services, and electricity. RBA Trimmed Mean CPI rose 1.6% yoy in Q2, the most since Q1 2020, after a 1.1% rise in Q1.Quarter-on-quarter, the index rose 0.5% after gaining 0.3% in Q1. 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 July of 2021.
Inflation Rate in Australia is expected to be 2.80 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.