NAB Economics Data Insights, 9 July 2020

NAB’s latest Data Insights report shows quite strong consumption spending leading into the Victoria shut down.

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NAB’s latest Data Insights report shows quite strong consumption spending leading into the Victoria shut down. Spending was up 8% and higher in most states in the week ending July 4 compared to the same time last year, with key industries such as Retail and Construction leading the way. Spending on Accommodation & Food Services (the largest sector of the economy) has however levelled out. We have moved to reporting consumer data on a weekly year-on-year basis to identify turning points more quickly.

Payment inflows data was flat over the 4-weeks to July 4 (4-week average terms). The downturn in inflows into Corporates is gathering speed, with heavy falls also still being reported in Admin & Support Services, Hospitality and Transport, Postal & Warehousing. Inflows were strongest in Other Services, Education and Manufacturing.

For further details, please see NAB Data Insights 9 July 2020 Report.