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6457.0 - International Trade Price Indexes, Australia, Dec 2007  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 18/01/2008   
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DECEMBER KEY FIGURES

Sep Qtr 07 to Dec Qtr 07
Dec Qtr 06 to Dec Qtr 07
% change
% change

Import Price Index all groups
0.2
-2.2
Food and live animals
-2.1
-2.0
Beverages and tobacco
0.6
-1.8
Crude materials, inedible, except fuels
-0.1
3.2
Mineral fuels, lubricants and related materials
13.9
24.2
Animal and vegetable oils, fats and waxes
1.1
7.4
Chemicals and related products, n.e.c.
-1.2
0.9
Manufactured goods classified chiefly by material
-2.3
-5.5
Machinery and transport equipment
-2.5
-8.5
Miscellaneous manufactured articles
-3.3
-9.3
Commodities and transactions, n.e.c.
10.1
10.8
Export Price Index all groups
-0.6
-3.2
Food and live animals
3.5
3.0
Beverages and tobacco
-8.8
-14.7
Crude materials, inedible, except fuels
-5.2
-3.9
Mineral fuels, lubricants and related materials
6.5
-1.3
Chemicals and related products, n.e.c.
-4.9
-10.2
Manufactured goods classified chiefly by material
-6.8
-10.1
Machinery and transport equipment
-2.5
-4.7
Miscellaneous manufactured articles
-2.3
-8.2

IMPORT PRICE INDEX: all groups, Quarterly % change
Graph: IMPORT PRICE INDEX: all groups, Quarterly % change

EXPORT PRICE INDEX : all groups, Quarterly % change
Graph: EXPORT PRICE INDEX : all groups, Quarterly % change



DECEMBER KEY POINTS


IMPORT PRICE INDEX

  • The Import Price Index increased by 0.2% in the December quarter 2007. The increase was mainly driven by rises in prices paid for petroleum, petroleum products and related materials (+13.9%) and gold, non-monetary (+10.1%). These rises were partly offset by falls in prices paid for office machines and ADP machines (-8.0%) and telecommunications and sound recording and reproducing apparatus and equipment (-5.7%). Through the year to December quarter 2007, the Import Price Index decreased by 2.2%.


EXPORT PRICE INDEX
  • The Export Price Index decreased by 0.6% in the December quarter 2007. The decrease this quarter was driven by price falls in metalliferous ores and metal scrap (-6.5%), non-ferrous metals (-8.9%) and coal, coke and briquettes (-6.1%), partly offset by increases in prices received for gas, natural and manufactured (+42.4%) and petroleum products and related materials (+11.4%). Through the year to December quarter 2007, the Export Price Index decreased by 3.2%. Appreciation of the Australian dollar also contributed to this decrease.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE (QUARTER) Release Date
March 2008 18 April 2008
June 2008 18 July 2008



CHANGES IN THIS ISSUE

There are no changes in this issue.



ROUNDING

Any discrepancies between totals and sums of components in this publication are due to rounding.



DATA REFERENCES

Data referenced in the Key points are available from the tables shown in this publication, or in the corresponding tables of this publication on the ABS website <http://www.abs.gov.au>.



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