NAB Group Economics

NAB Group Economics

“A leading team of economists who provide updates on domestic, international and industrial economic trends”

NAB’s Group Economics consists of a leading team of economists who provide accurate, timely and relevant updates on domestic, international and industrial economic trends.

Headed up by the Group Chief Economist, Alan Oster, the team is comprised of three distinct departments:

- Australian economics and commodities
- International economics
- Industry economics

The team publish a wealth of content including reports, surveys, forecasts and indexes.


NAB’s proprietary indicator of Australian retail sales, the NAB Cashless Retail Sales Index, reveals a sharp decline in spending in the month of August.

Australia’s next phase of growth must be defined by ideas, creativity and execution. Our future lies in our ability to foster a culture of innovation. But how do we measure innovation across all sizes and types of business?

In Australia, the August NAB Monthly Business Survey showed some mixed results, but is still encouraging overall.

Global growth lifts in mid-2017, heading back towards trend rate as pace of advanced economy output expansion picks up.

The latest housing market results showed dwelling values held firm nationally.

RBA to remove some emergency accommodation in 2018.

Business conditions are strong. Confidence takes a hit. Some signs of inflation pressure.

Online sales growing over the year, slight slowing in the month.

Waiting to see if goals on tax and trade can make up for failure on health reform

Q2 GDP data will be released on Wednesday 6 September at 11:30am AEST. Additional partials will be available tomorrow and may alter our forecast.

Student mental health on the agenda for schools.

Get the latest monthly update on housing market conditions around Australia.

The NAB Cashless Retail Sales Index is a new product which provides timely proprietary data on a major part of retail spending in Australia.

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