• Consumer price index (CPI) rates

    Consumer price index (CPI) rates are published by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). We reproduce the rates here as these are relevant to some provisions in tax and superannuation law.

    Index reference base – 2011–12

    The ABS changed the index reference base in September 2012 from 1989–90 to 2011–12. As a result all CPI rates have been reset and the previous rates no longer apply.

    The figures provided are the 'All groups CPI weighted average of eight capital cities', which have been obtained from the ABS. The ABS makes each figure available three to four weeks after the end of the quarter.

    Quarter ending

    Year

    31 March

    30 June

    30 September

    31 December

    2016

    108.2

     108.6

     109.4

     

    2015

    106.8

     107.5

    108.0

    108.4

    2014

    105.4

    105.9

    106.4

    106.6

    2013

    102.4

    102.8

    104.0

    104.8

    2012

    99.9

    100.4

    101.8

    102

    2011

    98.3

    99.2

    99.8

    99.8

    2010

    95.2

    95.8

    96.5

    96.9

    2009

    92.5

    92.9

    93.8

    94.3

    2008

    90.3

    91.6

    92.7

    92.4

    2007

    86.6

    87.7

    88.3

    89.1

    2006

    84.5

    85.9

    86.7

    86.6

    2005

    82.1

    82.6

    83.4

    83.8

    2004

    80.2

    80.6

    80.9

    81.5

    2003

    78.6

    78.6

    79.1

    79.5

    2002

    76.1

    76.6

    77.1

    77.6

    2001

    73.9

    74.5

    74.7

    75.4

    2000

    69.7

    70.2

    72.9

    73.1

    1999

    67.8

    68.1

    68.7

    69.1

    1998

    67.0

    67.4

    67.5

    67.8

    1997

    67.1

    66.9

    66.6

    66.8

    1996

    66.2

    66.7

    66.9

    67.0

    1995

    63.8

    64.7

    65.5

    66.0

    1994

    61.5

    61.9

    62.3

    62.8

    1993

    60.6

    60.8

    61.1

    61.2

    1992

    59.9

    59.7

    59.8

    60.1

    1991

    58.9

    59.0

    59.3

    59.9

    1990

    56.2

    57.1

    57.5

    59.0

    1989

    51.7

    53.0

    54.2

    55.2

    1988

    48.4

    49.3

    50.2

    51.2

    1987

    45.3

    46.0

    46.8

    47.6

    1986

    41.4

    42.1

    43.2

    44.4

    1985

    37.9

    38.8

    39.7

    40.5

    See also:

    Information about:

    • CPI rates in general, including the change to the index reference base, contact the ABSExternal Link
    • use of CPI rates for tax purposes, phone us on:    
      • 13 28 66
      • 13 72 86 and use Fast Key Code 2 1 4 (registered agents only)
    • capital gains tax indexation, refer to the latest version of the Guide to capital gains tax.

    Historic rates

    This table reflects the previous index reference period of 1989–90 and is provided for historical purposes only. The CPI rates in this table can no longer be used for tax and superannuation purposes.

    Quarter ending

    Year

    31 March

    30 June

    30 September

    31 December

    2012

    179.5

    180.4

    na

    na

    2011

    176.7

    178.3

    179.4

    179.4

    2010

    171.0

    172.1

    173.3

    174.0

    2009

    166.2

    167.0

    168.6

    169.5

    2008

    162.2

    164.6

    166.5

    166.0

    2007

    155.6

    157.5

    158.6

    160.1

    2006

    151.9

    154.3

    155.7

    155.5

    2005

    147.5

    148.4

    149.8

    150.6

    2004

    144.1

    144.8

    145.4

    146.5

    2003

    141.3

    141.3

    142.1

    142.8

    2002

    136.6

    137.6

    138.5

    139.5

    2001

    132.7

    133.8

    134.2

    135.4

    2000

    125.2

    126.2

    130.9

    131.3

    1999

    121.8

    122.3

    123.4

    124.1

    1998

    120.3

    121.0

    121.3

    121.9

    1997

    120.5

    120.2

    119.7

    120.0

    1996

    119.0

    119.8

    120.1

    120.3

    1995

    114.7

    116.2

    117.6

    118.5

    1994

    110.4

    111.2

    111.9

    112.8

    1993

    108.9

    109.3

    109.8

    110.0

    1992

    107.6

    107.3

    107.4

    107.9

    1991

    105.8

    106.0

    106.6

    107.6

    1990

    100.9

    102.5

    103.3

    106.0

    1989

    92.9

    95.2

    97.4

    99.2

    1988

    87.0

    88.5

    90.2

    92.0

    1987

    81.4

    82.6

    84.0

    85.5

    1986

    74.4

    75.6

    77.6

    79.8

    1985

    na

    na

    71.3

    72.7

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