6457.0 - International Trade Price Indexes, Australia, Dec 2018 Quality Declaration 
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DECEMBER KEY FIGURES

Sep Qtr 18 to Dec Qtr 18
Dec Qtr 17 to Dec Qtr 18
% change
% change

Import Price Index all groups
0.5
7.8
Food and live animals
0.6
5.1
Beverages and tobacco
0.7
-1.2
Crude materials, inedible, except fuels
5.9
2.0
Mineral fuels, lubricants and related materials
-2.8
28.0
Animal and vegetable oils, fats and waxes
-8.9
-11.8
Chemicals and related products, n.e.s.
0.3
3.0
Manufactured goods classified chiefly by material
1.8
11.6
Machinery and transport equipment
1.1
4.3
Miscellaneous manufactured articles
0.9
4.8
Commodities and transactions, n.e.s.
3.3
3.3
Export Price Index all groups
4.4
15.7
Food and live animals
2.4
10.5
Beverages and tobacco
0.8
5.7
Crude materials, inedible, except fuels
7.5
16.4
Mineral fuels, lubricants and related materials
4.8
27.3
Animal and vegetable oils, fats and waxes
-6.5
-1.1
Chemicals and related products, n.e.s.
0.4
10.4
Manufactured goods classified chiefly by material
-3.8
2.8
Machinery and transport equipment
0.7
0.7
Miscellaneous manufactured articles
0.9
7.0
Commodities and transactions, n.e.s.
3.5
4.2

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 rose 0.5% in the December quarter 2018. This follows a rise in the September quarter 2018 of 1.9%.
  • The main contributors to the rise are higher prices for Telecommunications and sound-recording equipment and reproducing apparatus and equipment (+3.2%), Manufactures of metals, n.e.s. (+3.8%), and Fertilizers (excluding crude) (+12.8%).
  • Through the year to the December quarter 2018, the Import Price Index rose 7.8%. The main contributor to the rise is Petroleum, petroleum products and related materials (+23.2%).


EXPORT PRICE INDEX
  • The Export Price Index rose 4.4% in the December quarter 2018. This follows a rise in the September quarter 2018 of 3.7%.
  • The main contributors to the rise are higher prices for Metalliferous ores and metal scrap (+9.0%), Gas, natural and manufactured (+8.6%), Coal, coke and briquettes (+3.7%), Gold, non-monetary (excluding gold ores and concentrates) (+3.4%), and Cereals and cereal preparations (+4.4%).
  • Through the year to the December quarter 2018, the Export Price Index rose 15.7%. The main contributors to the rise are Gas, natural and manufactured (+54.6%), Metalliferous ores and metal scrap (+17.8%), and Coal, coke and briquettes (+16.0%).


EXCHANGE RATE
  • The depreciation of the Australian dollar against the United States dollar had an upward effect on import and export prices in the December quarter 2018.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE (QUARTER) Release Date
March 2019 26 April 2019
June 2019 1 August 2019
September 2019 31 October 2019
December 2019 30 January 2020


ROUNDING

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


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