Australia Business Confidence  1997-2018 | Data | Chart | Calendar

The NAB business confidence index in Australia increased by 2 points to 10 in April 2018, well above its historical average of 6. The gauge measuring business conditions went up by 6 points to record high of 21 and far above its long-run average of 5.5, and the employment index advanced 4 points to 13. Also, the survey's measure of profitability gained 6 points to 22, while its sales index firmed 7 points to 28. Conditions increased in all industries except for manufacturing and retail and, in trend terms, are strongest in mining. "The strength in business conditions and leading indicators suggest economic growth will strengthen and that over-time we should see strong jobs growth and falls in the unemployment rate," NAB Group Chief Economist Alan Oster said. Business Confidence in Australia averaged 6.01 Index Points from 1997 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 21 Index Points in April of 2002 and a record low of -30 Index Points in October of 2008.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-03-13 12:30 AM NAB Business Confidence 9 11 9 11
2018-04-10 01:30 AM NAB Business Confidence 7 9 12 8
2018-05-07 01:30 AM NAB Business Confidence 10 8 9
2018-06-11 01:30 AM NAB Business Confidence 10 10
2018-07-10 01:30 AM NAB Business Confidence 9
2018-08-08 01:30 AM NAB Business Confidence 11


Australia Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 10.00 8.00 21.00 -30.00 Index Points [+]
Services PMI 55.20 56.90 57.70 39.00 Index Points [+]
Manufacturing PMI 58.30 63.10 63.10 30.86 [+]
Industrial Production 1.70 2.40 12.00 -7.70 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom 0.00 0.60 5.10 -7.10 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production 2.40 2.80 8.60 -11.80 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 82.45 82.36 84.67 78.24 percent [+]
New Orders 31.00 33.00 47.00 -37.00 Index Points [+]
Changes in Inventories 14.00 -93.00 4102.00 -3762.00 AUD Million [+]
Bankruptcies 645.00 461.00 1123.00 217.00 Companies [+]
Corporate Profits 81045.00 79323.00 82490.00 12032.00 AUD Million [+]
Total Vehicle Sales 82930.00 106988.00 106988.00 48099.00 [+]
Car Registrations 14078.61 13815.11 14078.61 3990.94 Thousand [+]
Leading Economic Index -0.23 0.43 0.54 -1.08 percent [+]
Small Business Sentiment 7.92 3.36 18.71 -21.10 [+]
Internet Speed 11063.10 10098.33 11063.10 1922.87 KBps [+]
IP Addresses 9859878.00 9310525.00 13859005.00 5227461.00 IP [+]
Private Investment -0.20 1.90 15.60 -8.10 percent [+]
Mining Production 1.10 2.40 25.60 -16.90 percent [+]
Steel Production 481.62 424.96 819.00 238.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]
Corruption Index 77.00 79.00 88.60 77.00 Points [+]
Corruption Rank 13.00 13.00 13.00 7.00 [+]
Competitiveness Index 5.19 5.19 5.20 5.08 Points [+]
Competitiveness Rank 21.00 22.00 22.00 15.00 [+]
Composite Pmi 55.30 55.40 58.30 53.10 Index Points [+]
Business Inventories 0.20 0.10 2.80 -2.80 percent [+]
Ease of Doing Business 14.00 15.00 15.00 9.00 [+]


Australia Business Confidence

The NAB monthly survey of business confidence is based on a telephone survey of around 600 small, medium and large size non-agricultural companies. The Survey measures the expectations of business conditions for the upcoming month and is a simple average of trading, profitability and employment indices, reported by respondents for their company. The indices are calculated by taking the difference between the percentage of respondents nominating good or very good, or a rise and those nominating poor or very poor, or a fall. This page provides - Australia Business Confidence - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Australia Business Confidence - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on May of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
10.00 8.00 21.00 -30.00 1997 - 2018 Index Points Monthly
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business confidence by Country
Country Last
Australia 10.00 Apr/18
Brazil 56.70 Apr/18
Canada 71.50 Apr/18
China 51.40 Apr/18
Euro Area 1.35 Apr/18
France 109.00 Apr/18
Germany 102.10 Apr/18
India 59.70 Dec/17
Indonesia 106.28 Mar/18
Italy 107.70 Apr/18
Japan 24.00 Mar/18
Mexico 50.00 Apr/18
Netherlands 8.20 Apr/18
Russia -2.00 Apr/18
South Korea 77.00 Apr/18
Spain 5.50 Apr/18
Switzerland 105.30 Apr/18
Turkey 111.20 Apr/18
United Kingdom -4.00 Jun/18
United States 57.30 Apr/18


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