Monthly Market Highlights

  • September 2019

    October 9, 2019

    The RBA cut the cash rate by 25 basis points to a fresh record low of 0.75% in October.
    WATC launched a 2.00% coupon 24 October 2034 non-benchmark bond in September.
    Employment in Western Australia increased by a seasonally adjusted 3.6k in August, with the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate falling 0.1ppt to 5.8%.
    Seasonally adjusted Western Australian dwelling approvals increased 4.2% in August.
    Western Australia’s international trade surplus was $39.1 billion for the three months to August 2019.

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  • August 2019

    September 6, 2019

    Employment in Western Australia declined by a seasonally adjusted 4.2k in July, with the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rising 0.2ppts to 5.9%. Seasonally adjusted Western Australian real state final demand rose 0.8% in Q2. Western Australia’s international trade surplus was $38 billion in the three months to June 2019.

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  • 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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