Monthly Market Highlights

  • 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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  • January 2019

    February 7, 2019

    The number of new home loans in Western Australia rose 2.4% in November, to be down 0.7% YoY. Employment in Western Australia decreased by a seasonally adjusted 15.3k in December, with the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate sitting at 6.3%. Perth CPI rose by 0.5% in the December quarter, to be 1.3% higher YoY. In Western Australia retail sales rose 0.6% in November 2018, expanding by 0.3% YoY.

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  • December 2018

    January 4, 2019

    The number of new home loans in Western Australia fell 0.4% in October, to be down 7.3% YoY.
    Employment in Western Australia increased by a seasonally adjusted 1.6k in November, with the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate sitting at 6.5%.
    Western Australia’s estimated resident population increased by 0.2% in the June quarter, rising 0.8% YoY to stand at 2,595,877 people.
    Real State Final Demand in Western Australia rose 0.4% in Q3 2018, contracting by 0.6% YoY.

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