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1301.0 - Year Book Australia, 2002  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 25/01/2002   
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Contents >> International Accounts and Trade >> Import price index

The import price index (all groups) increased by 12% in 2000-01 (table 30.34), due largely to the effects of exchange rate movements, coupled with large increases in the import price of Mineral fuels, lubricants and other related materials (39%).

Between 1995-96 and 2000-01 the all groups index increased by 17%. The major contributors to the increase were Mineral fuels, lubricants and other related materials (109%) and Miscellaneous manufactured articles (27%).

30.34 IMPORT PRICE INDEX(a), Index Numbers based on SITC

Commodity (SITC)
1995-96
1996-97
1997-98
1998-99
1999-2000
2000-01

Food and live animals chiefly for food
115.9
112.8
129.0
125.1
116.9
121.4
Beverages and tobacco
109.8
114.3
126.0
130.5
127.0
128.5
Crude materials, inedible, except fuels
125.8
110.2
119.1
119.8
124.9
139.9
Mineral fuels, lubricants and other related materials
89.8
98.1
93.4
84.9
135.4
188.0
Animal and vegetable oils, fats and waxes
170.1
158.8
156.4
178.2
138.5
122.6
Chemicals and related products n.e.s.
115.1
107.5
112.9
114.2
111.0
128.1
Manufactured goods classified chiefly by material
115.7
109.6
116.7
122.6
120.2
131.3
Machinery and transport equipment
117.4
108.5
115.5
121.9
119.4
129.7
Miscellaneous manufactured articles
114.2
111.2
120.3
127.9
126.1
140.0
Commodities and transactions n.e.c.
103.7
93.6
90.5
91.9
89.8
99.6
All groups
115.0
108.6
115.4
119.9
120.2
134.3

(a) Reference year 1989-90 = 100.0.

Source: International Trade Price Indexes, Australia (6457.0).


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