BUSINESS SURVEY

INSIGHTS, TRENDS AND CASE STUDIES

Conditions and confidence each saw a small improvement in the month with conditions edging up 1pt and confidence lifting 2pts – though both remain below average.

Student wellbeing on the agenda for schools.

Confidence declines, while conditions remain below average.

Business conditions rose 1pt in September to +2 index points. This continues the below average run of business conditions but suggests that the trend weakening since mid-2018 has slowed.

The Australian economy grew by 1.4% over the year to the June 2019, its weakest growth since 2009.

Both business confidence and conditions declined in the month, with both now at +1 index point – well below long-run averages.

We’re seeing below average confidence and conditions. The picture remains unchanged since last month – business sector has lost significant momentum since early 2018 and forward looking indicators don’t point to an improvement in the near term.

Despite an up-tick in confidence, conditions deteriorate.

Conditions ease further, while confidence increases.

Confidence kick short-lived, conditions remain below average.

Confidence saw a post-election spike in May but conditions decline further with the private sector continuing to lose momentum.

Surprise jump in conditions last month was unwound this month – with business conditions, confidence and forward orders now all below average.

Conditions ease further, confidence turns negative

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