Inflation expectations down significantly in mid-April

Original article by Roy Morgan
Market Research Update – Page: Online : 22-Apr-20

In mid-April there was a jolt to Australian Inflation Expectations, with a steep fall in the weekly index on April 18/19 to a record low of only 3.1%, down from 3.8% the week before and significantly below the 2020 weekly average of 4%. The weekly fall was caused by fewer Australians expecting prices to increase over the next two years, down to 69.4% (down 1.4% on a week ago) and more expecting prices to either decrease (up 1% to 10.8%) or ‘Stay the same’ (up 0.4% to 19.8%). Roy Morgan CEO Michele Levine says the steep drop in Inflation Expectations in mid-April comes as the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic begins to hit key pricing metrics in the economy.


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