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

 

 

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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