Business inventories in Australia increased by 0.6 percent quarter-on-quarter in the three months to June of 2018, easing from an upwardly revised 0.8 percent gain in the previous period but above market expectations of 0.3 percent. Inventories grew at a slower pace for electricity, gas, water & waste services (3.3 percent vs 7.1 percent in Q1); manufacturing (0.2 percent vs 0.8 percent), and wholesale trade (1.1 percent vs 3.3 percent). Meantime, stocks rebounded for both accommodation & food services (1.1 percent vs -0.5 percent) and mining (0.9 percent vs -1.7 percent) while inventories at retailers were unchanged (vs -1.5 percent in Q1). Through the year to the second quarter, business inventories went up by 1.8 percent. Business Inventories in Australia averaged 0.53 percent from 1985 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 2.80 percent in the first quarter of 1999 and a record low of -2.80 percent in the third quarter of 1986.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-03-05 12:30 AM Business Inventories QoQ 0.2% 0.1% 0.5% 0.40%
2018-06-04 01:30 AM Business Inventories QoQ 0.7% 0.2% 0.1% 0.3%
2018-09-03 01:30 AM Business Inventories QoQ 0.6% 0.8% 0.3% 0.2%
2018-12-03 12:30 AM Business Inventories QoQ 0.6% 0.5%


Australia Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 4.00 6.00 21.00 -30.00 Index Points [+]
Services PMI 51.10 52.50 63.00 39.00 Index Points [+]
Manufacturing PMI 58.30 59.00 63.10 30.86 [+]
Industrial Production 3.50 4.70 12.00 -7.70 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom 0.20 2.50 5.10 -6.90 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production 1.90 6.10 8.60 -11.80 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 82.10 82.27 84.67 78.24 percent [+]
New Orders 31.00 49.00 49.00 -37.00 Index Points [+]
Changes in Inventories 1160.00 1242.00 4102.00 -3764.00 AUD Million [+]
Bankruptcies 783.00 764.00 1123.00 217.00 Companies [+]
Corporate Profits 88467.00 86762.00 88467.00 12032.00 AUD Million [+]
Total Vehicle Sales 90718.00 94711.00 130300.00 48099.00 [+]
Car Registrations 14078.61 13815.11 14078.61 3990.94 Thousand [+]
Leading Economic Index -0.07 0.04 0.54 -1.10 percent [+]
Small Business Sentiment -4.01 1.54 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 -2.50 1.20 15.40 -8.50 percent [+]
Mining Production 4.50 4.70 25.60 -16.90 percent [+]
Steel Production 433.73 520.00 819.00 238.00 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 78.85 78.17 78.85 5.08 Points [+]
Competitiveness Rank 14.00 15.00 22.00 14.00 [+]
Composite Pmi 52.00 52.50 58.30 52.00 Index Points [+]
Business Inventories 0.60 0.80 2.80 -2.80 percent [+]
Ease of Doing Business 18.00 14.00 18.00 9.00 [+]


Australia Business Inventories

Business Inventories in Australia measure the quarterly percentage changes in inventories from manufacturers, retailers, and wholesalers. Inventories are a key component of gross domestic product. . This page provides - Australia Business Inventories- actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Australia Business Inventories - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on November of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
0.60 0.80 2.80 -2.80 1985 - 2018 percent Quarterly
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Country Last
Australia 0.60 Jun/18
United States 0.50 Aug/18


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