Australia - Consumer Price Index (CPI)

Australia: Consumer Price Index (CPI)

Mnemonic CPI.IAUS
Unit 2011-12=100, NSA
Adjustments Not Seasonally Adjusted
Quarterly 0.76 %
Data 2021 Q3 119.7
2021 Q2 118.8

Series Information

Source Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS)
Release Consumer Price Index
Frequency Quarterly
Start Date 9/30/1948
End Date 9/30/2021

Australia: Price

Reference Last Previous Units Frequency
Consumer Price Index (CPI) 2021 Q3 119.7 118.8 2011-12=100, NSA Quarterly
Producer Price Index (PPI) 2021 Q3 114.9 113.6 2011-12=100, NSA Quarterly

Release Information

In Australia, Consumer Price Index statistics are compiled by the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

The dataset presents the movements in retail prices of goods and services commonly purchased by metropolitan households. The goods and services are divided into the following groups: food; alcohol and tobacco; clothing and footwear; housing; household contents and services; health; transportation; communication; recreation; education; and financial and insurance services.

The data is updated quarterly.

The Consumer Price Index (CPI) measures quarterly changes in the price of a 'basket' of goods and services which account for a high proportion of expenditure by the CPI population group (i.e. metropolitan households). This 'basket' covers a wide range of goods and services, arranged in the following eleven groups:

  • Food
  • Alcohol and tobacco
  • Clothing and footwear
  • Housing
  • Household contents and services
  • Health
  • Transportation
  • Communication
  • Recreation
  • Education
  • Financial and insurance services.

CPI original indexes are revised only in exceptional circumstances, such as to correct a significant error. Seasonal adjustment factors are calculated using the history of price changes up to the current quarter CPI and are revised each quarter.