Monthly Market Highlights

  • July 2019

    August 8, 2019

    The RBA cut the cash rate by 25 basis points to a fresh record low of 1.00% in July.
    Employment in Western Australia increased by a seasonally adjusted 13.8k in June, with the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate falling 0.4ppts to 5.8%.
    Seasonally adjusted Western Australian retail sales volumes fell 0.6% in Q2 to be down 1.7% YoY.
    The Perth CPI increased 0.7% in Q2 to be up 1.6% YoY.
    Western Australia’s international trade surplus was $35 billion in the three months to May 2019.

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  • June 2019

    July 3, 2019

    Employment in Western Australia decreased by a seasonally adjusted 4.0k in May, with the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rising to 6.3%. Western Australian State Final Demand fell 0.3% in Q1, to be down 1.4% YoY. Western Australia’s estimated resident population increased by 0.2% in Q4 2018, rising 0.9% over the year, to stand at 2,606,338 people. The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) Board cut the cash rate by 25bps to 1.25%, the first cut in 33 months. This was followed by another cut in July to 1.00%.

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  • May 2019

    June 10, 2019

    Employment in Western Australia increased by a seasonally adjusted 6.4k in April, with the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rising to 6.1%. Seasonally adjusted Western Australian retail sales rose 0.1% in April, to be up 0.5% YoY. Western Australian WPI rose 0.3% in the March quarter, to be 1.6% higher YoY. Western Australian building approvals fell a seasonally adjusted 6.7% in April, with approvals down 11.0% over the year.

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  • April 2019

    May 13, 2019

    Employment in Western Australia increased by a seasonally adjusted 1.5k in March, with the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rising to 6.0%. Seasonally adjusted Western Australian retail sales fell 0.7% in March, to be up 1.1% YoY. The Perth CPI fell 0.1% in the March quarter, to be 1.1% higher YoY. Western Australian building approvals rose a seasonally adjusted 4.1% in March, with approvals up 27.3% over the year.

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  • March 2019

    April 5, 2019

    Employment in Western Australia increased by a seasonally adjusted 2.8k in February, with the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate falling to 5.9%.
    Seasonally adjusted Western Australian retail sales rose 0.6% in February 2019, to be up 2.0% YoY.
    The number of new home loans (seasonally adjusted) in Western Australia fell 0.7% in January
    ( 9.9% YoY).
    Western Australian building approvals fell a seasonally adjusted 10.9% in February, however, over the year approvals are up 6.6%.

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  • February 2019

    March 8, 2019

    Employment in Western Australia increased by a seasonally adjusted 0.8k in January, with the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rising to 6.8%. Western Australian retail sales rose 0.1% in December 2018, expanding by 1.2% YoY. State final demand in Western Australia decreased by 0.3% in the Q4 2018, down 1.6% YoY. Western Australia’s wage price index rose by 0.3% (unadjusted) in Q4 2018, to be 1.6% higher YoY. WATC launched a new 2.75% coupon 24 July 2029 benchmark bond in February.

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