Latest CPI Figures Released

11 Feb 2018

  The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) has released the latest Consumer Price Index (CPI) figures for the December quarter    2017.

December Quarter 2017 Key Points:

The All Groups CPI:
  • rose 0.6% this quarter, compared with a rise of 0.6% in the September quarter 2017.
  • rose 1.9% over the twelve months to the December quarter 2017, compared with a rise of 1.8% over the twelve months to the September quarter 2017.
Overview of CPI Movements:
  • The most significant price rises this quarter are automotive fuel (+10.4%), tobacco (+8.5%), domestic holiday travel and accommodation (+6.3%) and fruit (+9.3%).
  • The most significant offsetting price falls this quarter are international holiday travel and accommodation (-1.7%), audio visual and computing equipment (-3.5%), and telecommunication equipment and services (-1.4%).
For further information and to read the release in full go to the ABS website.