Consumer Price Index

  • Q3 2020

    October 28, 2017

    Headline CPI rose 1.6% in Q3 2020, roughly in line with expectations. This followed the largest quarterly decline on record in Q2.

    The largest contributor to the rise in CPI was childcare fees, which returned to pre-pandemic rate in early Q3.

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  • Q2 2020

    July 29, 2020

    Headline CPI (unadjusted) fell by 1.9% in Q2 2020, which was the largest quarterly fall in CPI on record.

    The fall in the CPI resulted from free child care across all Australian states, free pre-school in New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland as well as a significant drop in petrol prices.

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  • March Quarter 2020

    April 29, 2020

    Inflation fell in Q1, yet slightly less than expected

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  • December Quarter 2019

    January 29, 2020

    The headline CPI (unadjusted) rose by 0.7% in Q4 2019 against a 0.5% increase a quarter before.

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  • September Quarter 2019

    October 30, 2016

    The headline CPI (unadjusted) rose 0.5% in Q3 following a 0.6% increase in Q2. The annual inflation rate accelerated 0.1ppt to 1.7%.

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  • June Quarter 2019

    July 31, 2019

    The headline CPI (unadjusted) rose 0.6% in Q2, following a flat result in Q1, with the annual inflation rate rising to 1.6% from 1.3%.

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