Australian Bureau of Statistics

Rate the ABS website
ABS Home > Statistics > By Release Date
6457.0 - International Trade Price Indexes, Australia, Dec 2006  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 19/01/2007   
   Page tools: Print Print Page Print all pages in this productPrint All RSS Feed RSS Bookmark and Share Search this Product

PRICE INDEXES AND CONTRACT PRICE INDEXATION


DECEMBER QUARTER KEY FIGURES

Sep Qtr 06 to Dec Qtr 06
Dec Qtr 05 to Dec Qtr 06
% change
% change

Import Price Index all groups
-3.2
0.0
Food and live animals
-0.6
-0.9
Beverages and tobacco
3.5
-6.8
Crude materials
-0.3
5.5
Mineral fuels, etc.
-16.8
-1.3
Animal and vegetable oils, etc.
-5.0
5.7
Chemicals and related products
-0.6
-0.3
Manufactured goods by material
0.3
9.4
Machinery and transport equipment
-1.3
-2.4
Miscellaneous manufactured articles
-0.5
-0.7
Commodities and transactions n.e.s.
-2.1
22.1
Export Price Index all groups
0.2
11.1
Food and live animals
4.1
7.0
Beverages and tobacco
0.3
-5.5
Crude materials
2.6
22.4
Mineral fuels, etc.
-5.7
-6.9
Chemicals and related products
-2.1
9.5
Manufactured goods by material
4.0
46.0
Machinery and transport equipment
0.4
-0.4
Miscellaneous manufactured articles
-0.5
1.6



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 QUARTER KEY POINTS


IMPORT PRICE INDEX

  • The Import Price Index decreased by -3.2% in the December quarter 2006, mainly due to falls in the prices of both petroleum and related products, and machinery and transport equipment. There were no significant offsetting price increases. This quarter's decrease follows a -0.3% decrease in September quarter 2006. As the index number for December quarter 2006 for the Import Price Index was 115.7, the same index number as December quarter 2005, the Import Price Index showed 0.0% movement through the year to December quarter 2006.


EXPORT PRICE INDEX
  • The Export Price Index increased by 0.2% in the December quarter 2006, following a 1.9% increase in September quarter 2006. The December quarter 2006 increase in the Export Price Index was the 7th consecutive quarter of increases in export prices. The increase this quarter was driven by price rises for exports of metalliferous ores and metal scrap, nickel and zinc products, and cereal grains. These price increases were mostly offset by price falls for exports of coal and both crude and refined petroleum products. Through the year to December quarter 2006, the Export Price Index rose 11.1%.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE (QUARTER)Release Date
March 200720 April 2007
June 2007 20 July 2007


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

RELATED STATISTICS

For more information about statistics in this publication contact Lee Taylor on (02) 6252 6251, or email <lee.taylor@abs.gov.au>.

INQUIRIES

For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 or Lee Taylor on Canberra (02) 6252 6251.

Bookmark and Share. Opens in a new window

Commonwealth of Australia 2014

Unless otherwise noted, content on this website is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 Australia Licence together with any terms, conditions and exclusions as set out in the website Copyright notice. For permission to do anything beyond the scope of this licence and copyright terms contact us.