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.
  • 08 Apr 2024 Housing Finance February 2024
    The value of new home loans (excluding refinancing) rose by 1.5% in February, somewhat less than the 2.0% pencilled in by the consensus. The January figures were revised upwards, to show a decline of 0.8% rather than the 3.9% fall estimated initially.
  • 05 Apr 2024 Trade Balance February 2024
    The goods trade surplus declined a seasonally adjusted A$2,778m to A$7,280m (mkt exp.: A$10,500m) in February, from a downwardly revised A$10,058m in the previous month (originally A$11,027m). The increase was mainly driven by a 2.2% decline in exports and a 4.8% rise in imports.
  • 04 Apr 2024 Building Approvals February 2024
    Dwelling approvals declined a seasonally adjusted 1.9% in February, against market expectations for a 3.0% gain. The 2.5% decline in January was stronger than the initially-estimated 1.0% fall.

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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