Original article by Roy Morgan
Market Research Update – Page: Online : 21-Oct-19
Surveyed in September, Australians as a whole said they expected inflation to increase by 4% annually over the next two years. This is up very slightly (0.1%) on how they were feeling the previous month, but it is down a little (0.3%) on their expectations a year earlier. However there was a notable difference in the expectations of home owners compared to renters, with the latter taking a much more pessimistic outlook. Renters expect inflation to rise 4.7% over the next two years, while home owners expect inflation of 3.8% and those paying off mortgages are expecting only a 3.4% rise. September Inflation Expectations are based on personal interviews with a nationally representative sample of 4,012 Australians aged 14+. October survey responses will reveal the effect of the RBA’s decision to cut interest rates earlier this month, the third such cut this year, taking them to a record low of 0.75%.
ROY MORGAN LIMITED, RESERVE BANK OF AUSTRALIA