It’s all about inflation

The chart below is the household spending deflator – or the measure of inflation for Aussie consumers. The current environment is all about inflation. Consumers are spending more because most prices are restrained. Now I could have chosen consumer prices, business prices, mining & rural prices or global inflation. But low inflation means interest rates can stay low. And not only is spending rising but saving also. Current economic circumstances don’t get much better.


Craig James
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I am married with three children (all in their 20s) and currently live in Huntleys Cove in the inner west of Sydney. Chief interest is athletics and trying to keeping up with the children.My current role is Chief Economist, Commonwealth...

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