Inflation softens: ABS release September quarter figures

01 Nov 2018

September Key Points:

The All Groups CPI:

  • rose 0.4% this quarter, compared with a rise of 0.4% in the June quarter 2018.
  • rose 1.9% over the twelve months to the September quarter 2018, compared with a rise of 2.1% over the twelve months to the June quarter 2018.

Overview of CPI Movements:

  • The most significant price rises this quarter are international holiday travel and accommodation (+4.3%), domestic holiday travel and accommodation (+2.4%), tobacco (+1.8%) and automotive fuel (+1.4%).
  • The most significant offsetting price falls this quarter are child care (-11.8%) and telecommunications equipment and services (-1.5%).
For more information about the September Quarter CPI figures check out the ABS website.