The Australian economy released today data on the monthly and annual consumer prices during the fourth quarter. The actual reading of the monthly quarter showed a value of 0.4% compared to the previous reading of 0.7% while the forecasted value was 0.7%. Whereas the actual reading of the annual consumer prices index came out at 2.7% compared to the previous value of 2.8% while expectations were referring to a value of 3.0%.