Australian Bureau of Statistics

Rate the ABS website
ABS Home > Statistics > By Release Date
6457.0 - International Trade Price Indexes, Australia, Mar 2005  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 22/04/2005   
   Page tools: Print Print Page Print all pages in this productPrint All RSS Feed RSS Bookmark and Share Search this Product


MARCH QUARTER KEY FIGURES

Dec Qtr 04 to Mar Qtr 05
Mar Qtr 04 to Mar Qtr 05
% change
% change

Import Price Index all groups
-2.4
2.2
Food and live animals
-1.4
2.8
Beverages and tobacco
-2.8
-7.2
Crude materials
-1.6
5.6
Mineral fuels, etc.
-5.9
29.6
Animal and vegetable oils, etc.
-5.6
0.1
Chemicals and related products
-0.8
4.6
Manufactured goods by material
-0.6
6.3
Machinery and transport equipment
-2.9
-3.1
Miscellaneous manufactured articles
-1.7
0.9
Commodities and transactions n.e.s.
-4.3
2.8
Export Price Index all groups
-0.5
13.5
Food and live animals
-0.7
5.3
Beverages and tobacco
-0.9
1.6
Crude materials
-0.1
12.3
Mineral fuels, etc.
-0.1
36.9
Chemicals and related products
0.2
7.9
Manufactured goods by material
0.0
19.1
Machinery and transport equipment
-1.5
0.6
Miscellaneous manufactured articles
-0.5
0.3

IMPORT PRICE INDEX: all groups, Quarterly % change
Graph: Import Price Index all groups, Quarterly % change

EXPORT PRICE INDEX: all groups, Quarterly % change
Graph: Export Price Index all groups, Quarterly % change



MARCH QUARTER KEY POINTS

IMPORT PRICE INDEX

  • The Import Price Index decreased by 2.4% in the March quarter 2005. The most significant contributors to the decrease were crude petroleum oils, transmission apparatus, medicaments, parts for telecommunications equipment, and parts for automatic data processing machines. The decreases were partially driven by the appreciation of the Australian dollar against all major currencies. The most significant offsetting price increases were observed for unclad rolled iron and steel, and diamonds.


EXPORT PRICE INDEX
  • The Export Price Index decreased by 0.5% in the March quarter 2005. The most significant contributors to the decrease were crude petroleum oils, gold, frozen beef and petroleum gases. The decreases for all commodities were partially driven by the appreciation of the Australian dollar against all major currencies. The most significant offsetting price increases were observed for coal and semi-coke, alumina, and zinc ores and concentrates.


NOTES

CHANGES IN THIS ISSUE
There are no changes in this issue.

ROUNDING
Any discrepancies between totals and sums of components in this publication are due to rounding.

RELATED STATISTICS
For more information about statistics in this publication and about other 'ABS data available on request', contact Steve Whennan on (02) 6252 6251, or email <steve.whennan@abs.gov.au>.

INQUIRIES
For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 or Steve Whennan on Canberra (02) 6252 6251.

Bookmark and Share. Opens in a new window

Commonwealth of Australia 2014

Unless otherwise noted, content on this website is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 Australia Licence together with any terms, conditions and exclusions as set out in the website Copyright notice. For permission to do anything beyond the scope of this licence and copyright terms contact us.