6457.0 - International Trade Price Indexes, Australia, Mar 2019 Quality Declaration 
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MARCH KEY FIGURES

Dec Qtr 18 to Mar Qtr 19
Mar Qtr 18 to Mar Qtr 19
% change
% change

Import Price Index all groups
-0.5
5.2
Food and live animals
-1.2
2.7
Beverages and tobacco
2.6
1.8
Crude materials, inedible, except fuels
-0.9
-2.6
Mineral fuels, lubricants and related materials
-5.9
9.0
Animal and vegetable oils, fats and waxes
3.2
-9.6
Chemicals and related products, n.e.s.
-2.2
1.4
Manufactured goods classified chiefly by material
0.8
8.8
Machinery and transport equipment
0.8
4.5
Miscellaneous manufactured articles
0.5
5.1
Commodities and transactions, n.e.s.
6.8
8.1
Export Price Index all groups
4.5
15.3
Food and live animals
2.1
11.5
Beverages and tobacco
0.6
6.1
Crude materials, inedible, except fuels
11.7
22.7
Mineral fuels, lubricants and related materials
-0.3
16.9
Animal and vegetable oils, fats and waxes
-0.2
0.6
Chemicals and related products, n.e.s.
-0.3
6.8
Manufactured goods classified chiefly by material
1.3
-0.6
Machinery and transport equipment
0.9
3.2
Miscellaneous manufactured articles
1.3
6.7
Commodities and transactions, n.e.s.
6.5
8.8

IMPORT PRICE INDEX: all groups, Quarterly % change
Graph: IPI Key Figures Graph_ver1

EXPORT PRICE INDEX: all groups, Quarterly % change
Graph: EPI Key Figures Graph_v1



MARCH KEY POINTS


IMPORT PRICE INDEX
  • The Import Price Index fell 0.5% in the March quarter 2019. This follows a rise in the December quarter 2018 of 0.5%.
  • The main contributors to the fall this quarter are Petroleum, petroleum products and related materials (-6.8%), Inorganic chemicals (-15.3%), and Medicinal and pharmaceutical products (-3.1%).
  • Through the year to the March quarter 2019, the Import Price Index rose 5.2%. The main contributors to the rise are Petroleum, petroleum products and related materials (+5.6%), and General industrial machinery and equipment, n.e.s., and machine parts, n.e.s. (+8.6%).


EXPORT PRICE INDEX
  • The Export Price Index rose 4.5% in the March quarter 2019. This follows a rise in the December quarter 2018 of 4.4%.
  • The main contributors to the rise this quarter are Metalliferous ores and metal scrap (+12.9%), Gold, non-monetary (excluding gold ores and concentrates) (+6.6%), Cereals and cereal preparations (+4.3%), Gas, natural and manufactured (+0.9%), and Non-ferrous metals (+3.3%).
  • Through the year to the March quarter 2019, the Export Price Index rose 15.3%. The main contributors to the rise are Metalliferous ores and metal scrap (+25.4%), Gas, natural and manufactured (+37.1%), and Coal, coke and briquettes (+9.0%).


EXCHANGE RATE
  • The depreciation of the Australian dollar against the United States dollar had an upward effect on import and export prices in the March quarter 2019.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

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


ROUNDING

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


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