Consumer prices in Australia rose by 0.7% year-on-year in the third quarter of 2020, after a 0.3% fall in the previous period and in line with market consensus, amid the reopening of the economy from the COVID-19 lockdown. Cost of education rebounded (1% vs -1% in Q2), as free childcare ended on July 13th. Additionally, prices fell less for transport (-4% vs -7.5%); furnishings & household equipment (-0.1% vs -9.8%); and communication (-3.3% vs -3.6%). On the other hand, prices slowed for food (3.4% vs 4.1%); alcohol & tobacco (8.1% vs 8.4%); and insurance & financial services (1.6% vs 1.7%). Also, cost of housing (-0.2% vs 0.1%); and clothing & footwear (-0.5% vs 0.5%) dropped. In addition, prices of recreation & culture declined at a faster pace (-0.7% vs -0.3%). On a quarterly basis, consumer prices went up by 1.6%, rebounding from a 1.9% decrease in the prior period and above forecasts of a 1.5% gain. source: Australian Bureau of Statistics
Inflation Rate in Australia averaged 4.90 percent from 1951 until 2020, reaching an all time high of 23.90 percent in the fourth quarter of 1951 and a record low of -1.30 percent in the second quarter of 1962. This page provides the latest reported value for - Australia Inflation Rate - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Australia Inflation Rate - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on December of 2020.
Inflation Rate in Australia is expected to be 0.80 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Inflation Rate in Australia to stand at 2.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Australia Inflation Rate is projected to trend around 1.90 percent in 2021 and 2.10 percent in 2022, according to our econometric models.