Economic Insights

Economic Indicators

Commentary and analysis of key economic data and developments.

Latest Updates

A snapshot of the latest in economic indicators from our Economic Services team.
  • 29 Mar 2023 CPI - February 2023
    The monthly CPI indicator rose by 6.8% over the year to February 2023, declining from the 7.4% recorded in the previous month. This was less than the 7.2% expected by the market participants. Compared to January, the level of the monthly CPI indicator rose by 0.2% in original terms and 0.6% in seasonally adjusted terms. This follows declines in the monthly rates of the CPI indicator in January.
  • 28 Mar 2023 Retail Trade February 2023
    Retail sales ticked up by 0.2% in February, in line with the market expectations, taking the annual growth rate down to 6.4%, which is the lowest level since December 2021. Western Australia saw the strongest gains of 0.8% MoM and 8.8% YoY. The monthly retail sales figures are nominal, which means they reflect both changes in prices and volumes.
  • 16 Mar 2023 Employment - February 2023
    Employment surged a seasonally adjusted 64.6k in February, more than the 49.1k expected by the markets. The unemployment rate declined 0.2ppts to 3.5% (mkt exp: 3.6%), to be back at the December 2022 level.

All Economic Indicators

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  • Balance of Payments

    Measuring economic transactions between Australia and the rest of the world.

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  • Building Approvals

    A breakdown of building work approved within Australia over the last month.

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  • CPI Inflation

    The most recent data on consumer price inflation across Australia.

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  • Employment

    A snapshot of employment and participation within the Australian labour force.

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  • GDP

    Measures the total market value of all goods and services produced in Australia.

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  • Housing Finance

    Newly approved loan commitments for borrowers for housing purposes.

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  • Retail Trade

    Domestic developments in retail trade across industry groups and states.

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  • Trade Balance

    A summary of developments in Australian foreign trade over the most recent month.

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  • Wages

    Measuring changes in wage price indices for individual industries and states.

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