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January 21 2013, 3:18PM

HEADLINE INFLATION FORECASTS

Economists' headline inflation forecast for the 2012 December quarter and year to the December quarter:

Q4 Annual

AAP +0.5 +2.5

AMP +0.6 +2.6

ANZ +0.2 +2.4

Bank of America +0.7 +2.7

CMC +0.5 +2.5

CommSec +0.5 +2.6

HSBC +0.5 +2.5

JP Morgan +0.4 +2.4

Macquarie +0.5 +2.5

NAB +0.4 +2.4

St George +0.5 +2.5

RBC Capital Markets +0.7 +2.7

TD Securities +0.3 +2.3

UBS +0.4 +2.4

Westpac +0.2 +2.2

Median forecast +0.5 +2.5

UNDERLYING INFLATION FORECASTS

Economists' forecasts for the 2012 December quarter and year to the December quarter underlying inflation forecasts, using the average of the Reserve Bank of Australia's weighted median and trimmed mean measures:

Q3 Annual

AAP +0.7 +2.4

AMP +0.6 +2.4

ANZ +0.65 +2.4

Bank of America +0.7 +2.5

CMC +0.7 +2.4

CommSec +0.7 +2.4

HSBC +0.6 +2.45

JP Morgan +0.6 +2.3

Macquarie +0.7 +2.5

NAB +0.7 +2.4

RBC Capital Markets +0.6 +2.4

St George +0.6 +2.4

TD Securities +0.55 +2.3

UBS +0.6 +2.4

Westpac +0.8 +2.6

Median forecast +0.65 +2.4