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6457.0 - International Trade Price Indexes, Australia, Dec 2009  
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DECEMBER KEY FIGURES

Sep Qtr 09 to Dec Qtr 09
Dec Qtr 08 to Dec Qtr 09
% change
% change

Import Price Index all groups
-4.3
-15.5
Food and live animals
-6.3
-18.7
Beverages and tobacco
-0.5
4.1
Crude materials, inedible, except fuels
-0.4
-44.6
Mineral fuels, lubricants and related materials
-0.5
-17.9
Animal and vegetable oils, fats and waxes
-5.6
-29.0
Chemicals and related products, n.e.c.
-3.7
-21.3
Manufactured goods classified chiefly by material
-6.2
-17.1
Machinery and transport equipment
-5.5
-13.0
Miscellaneous manufactured articles
-7.2
-18.8
Commodities and transactions, n.e.c.
5.3
2.8
Export Price Index all groups
-1.7
-32.7
Food and live animals
-5.2
-24.8
Beverages and tobacco
-2.4
-13.8
Crude materials, inedible, except fuels
-1.5
-37.6
Mineral fuels, lubricants and related materials
-1.8
-49.4
Chemicals and related products, n.e.c.
-1.4
-12.2
Manufactured goods classified chiefly by material
-1.3
-22.5
Machinery and transport equipment
-4.0
-15.4
Miscellaneous manufactured articles
-5.5
-15.5


IMPORT PRICE INDEX: all groups, Quarterly % change

EXPORT PRICE INDEX: all groups, Quarterly % change




DECEMBER KEY POINTS


IMPORT PRICE INDEX
  • The Import Price Index decreased by 4.3% in the December quarter 2009. The decrease was driven mainly by the appreciation of the Australian dollar against all major trading currencies, and lower prices paid for telecommunications and sound recording and reproducing apparatus and equipment (-7.5%) and road vehicles (-3.5%). These falls were partly offset by rises in prices paid for gold, non-monetary (+5.3%). Through the year to December quarter 2009, the Import Price Index decreased by 15.5%, the largest annual decrease since the series began in September quarter 1981.


EXPORT PRICE INDEX
  • The Export Price Index decreased by 1.7% in the December quarter 2009. The decrease was driven mainly by the appreciation of the Australian dollar against all major trading currencies, and falls in prices received for coal, coke and briquettes (-7.0%) and metalliferous ores and metal scrap (-1.9%). These falls were partly offset by rises in prices received for gas, natural and manufactured (+16.5%) and gold, non-monetary (6.2%). Through the year to December quarter 2009, the Export Price Index decreased by 32.7%. This is the largest annual decrease since the series began in September quarter 1974.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE (QUARTER) Release Date
March 2010 23 April 2010
June 2010 23 July 2010
September 2010 22 October 2010
December 2010 21 January 2011



ROUNDING

Any discrepancies between totals and sums of components are due to rounding.


DATA REFERENCES

Data referenced in the Key points are available from the tables shown in this publication, or in the corresponding tables of this publication on the ABS website <http://www.abs.gov.au>.


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