Latest CPI Figures Released

03 May 2019

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) has released the Consumer Price Index (CPI) figures for the March quarter. The All Groups CPI rose 0.0% this quarter, compared with a rise of 0.5% in the December 2018 quarter.

MARCH KEY POINTS
  • was flat (0.0%) this quarter, compared with a rise of 0.5% in the December quarter 2018.
  • rose 1.3% over the twelve months to the March quarter 2019, compared with a rise of 1.8% over the twelve months to the December quarter 2018.
  • The most significant price rises this quarter are vegetables (+7.7%), secondary education (+4.2%), motor vehicles (+2.4%) and medical and hospital services (+1.3%).
  • The most significant price falls this quarter are automotive fuel (-8.7%), domestic holiday, travel and accommodation (-3.8%) and international holiday, travel and accommodation (-2.1%).
For further information and analysis go to the Australian Bureau of Statistics website.