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.


Both business conditions and confidence continued their downward trend in November.

We ask respondents to give their views on business conditions.

What do students really think about their lives now & in the future?

Consumer worries still loom large

Online sales growth faster over the month, slower for the year

Healthy momentum continues

Total NAB customer spending grew 7.0% y/y in Q3 2018 – up from 5.6% in the previous quarter and 3.0% in the same quarter a year ago.

Initial indicators for Q4 suggest the economy continues to perform strongly towards the end of 2018.

The NAB Cashless Retail Sales Index gained 0.8% in October on a month-on-month basis, rebounding from a much weaker 0.2% in September.

The bigger picture, a global and Australian economic perspective.

New research shows anxiety is on the rise

Trade impacts are yet to emerge, but mixed signals persist in China.

Global growth is above average but slowing.

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