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CPI figures released for Australia

26 October 2022 By GO Markets


The Australian Consumer Price Index, (CPI) data was released earlier today with the figures coming out higher than expected. The CPI provides important information about the change in the price of goods and services purchased by consumers, by measuring household inflation and includes statistics about price change for categories of household expenditure. Therefore, the figure can often have a large impact on the direction of the Equity and FX markets.

The CPI increased by 1.8% in the third quarter of 2022, an increase of 0.2% from the expected figure. Similarly, the trimmed mean CPI rose by 1.8% for the quarter, which was 0.3% higher than the expected figure. The market reaction was somewhat tempered with some movement in the ASX200 and AUD although not a massive shift on the back of the unexpected figures.

Key statistics

  • The Consumer Price Index (CPI) rose 1.8% this quarter.
  • Over the twelve months to the September 2022 quarter, the CPI rose 7.3%.
  • The most significant price rises were new dwelling purchases by owner-occupiers (+3.7%), Gas and other household fuels (+10.9%) and Furniture (+6.6%).

The price of the AUDUSD initially spiked up on the news before settling and has continued pushing up.

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Sources:,, Australian Bureau of Statistics

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