Australia Business Inventories  1985-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar

Business inventories in Australia decreased by 0.4 percent quarter-on-quarter in the three months to June of 2017, following a downwardly revised 1.1 percent gain in Q1 and below market expectations of a 0.4 percent rise. It is the biggest drop since Q4 2014. Inventories decreased for: electricity, gas, water & waste services (-7.1 percent from +8.2 percent in Q1) and wholesale trade (-2.4 percent from +0.8 percent). In addition, inventories increased less for mining (+0.3 percent from +8 percent), while manufacturing rebounded (+0.8 percent from -0.2 percent). Through the year to the June quarter, business inventories rose 1.5 percent. Business Inventories in Australia averaged 0.53 percent from 1985 until 2017, 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
2017-02-27 12:30 AM Business Inventories QoQ 0.3% 0.9% 0.5% 0.5%
2017-06-05 01:30 AM Business Inventories QoQ 1.2% 0.0% 0.5% 0.5%
2017-09-04 01:30 AM Business Inventories QoQ -0.4% 1.1% 0.4% 0.6%
2017-12-05 12:30 AM Business Inventories QoQ -0.4% 0.29%


Australia Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 5.00 12.00 20.00 -30.00 [+]
Services PMI 53.00 56.40 57.70 39.00 Index Points [+]
Manufacturing PMI 59.80 56.00 62.13 30.86 [+]
Industrial Production -0.70 0.50 12.40 -7.80 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom 0.39 0.90 5.10 -7.00 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production -2.30 -1.90 8.70 -11.80 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 81.57 81.93 84.67 78.24 percent [+]
New Orders 38.00 39.00 47.00 -37.00 [+]
Changes in Inventories -419.00 1928.00 4095.00 -3956.00 AUD Million [+]
Bankruptcies 719.00 816.00 1123.00 217.00 Companies [+]
Corporate Profits 78688.00 82421.00 82421.00 12032.00 AUD Million [+]
Total Vehicle Sales 99564.00 99527.00 101977.00 48099.00 [+]
Car Production 12220.00 11193.00 39306.00 6139.00 Units [+]
Car Registrations 13815.11 13549.45 13815.11 3990.94 Thousand [+]
Leading Economic Index 0.12 -0.15 0.54 -1.07 percent [+]
Small Business Sentiment -2.81 9.06 18.71 -21.10 [+]
Steel Production 458.89 448.77 819.00 238.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]
Private Investment 0.80 0.90 15.60 -8.10 percent [+]
Mining Production 0.90 5.20 25.40 -16.80 percent [+]
Competitiveness Index 5.19 5.15 5.20 5.08 Points [+]
Competitiveness Rank 22.00 21.00 22.00 15.00 [+]
Business Inventories -0.40 1.10 2.80 -2.80 percent [+]
Corruption Index 79.00 79.00 88.60 79.00 Points [+]
Corruption Rank 13.00 13.00 13.00 7.00 [+]
Ease of Doing Business 15.00 13.00 15.00 9.00 [+]


Australia Business Inventories Notes

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 September of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-0.40 1.10 2.80 -2.80 1985 - 2017 percent Quarterly
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