Australia Business Inventories  1985-2018 | Data | Chart | Calendar

Business inventories in Australia increased by 0.7 percent quarter-on-quarter in the three months to March of 2018, following a 0.2 percent gain in the previous period and far above market expectations of 0.1 percent. It is the highest reading since the first quarter 2017, as inventories picked up for manufacturing (0.5 percent from 0.1 percent in the December quarter) and rebounded strongly for wholesale trade (3.5 percent from -0.4 percent). In addition, inventories continued to grow for electricity, gas, water & waste services (4.1 percent from 6.1 percent). In contrast, inventories fell further for retail trade (-1.8 percent from -0.2 percent); and accommodation and food services (-1.2 percent from -1.6 percent); and tumbled for mining (-1.7 percent from 4.1 percent). Through the year to the first quarter, business inventories went up by 0.6 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
2017-12-04 12:30 AM Business Inventories QoQ 0.2% -0.5% 0.1% 0.3%
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 0.7% 0.2%
2018-12-03 12:30 AM Business Inventories QoQ 0.5%


Australia Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 6.00 7.00 21.00 -30.00 Index Points [+]
Services PMI 63.00 59.00 63.00 39.00 Index Points [+]
Manufacturing PMI 57.40 57.50 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 82.39 82.01 84.67 78.24 percent [+]
New Orders 49.00 31.00 49.00 -37.00 Index Points [+]
Changes in Inventories 1222.00 390.00 4102.00 -3764.00 AUD Million [+]
Bankruptcies 750.00 619.00 1123.00 217.00 Companies [+]
Corporate Profits 86499.00 81652.00 86499.00 12032.00 AUD Million [+]
Total Vehicle Sales 130300.00 100754.00 130300.00 48099.00 [+]
Car Registrations 14078.61 13815.11 14078.61 3990.94 Thousand [+]
Leading Economic Index 0.01 -0.24 0.54 -1.10 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 0.40 0.20 15.60 -8.10 percent [+]
Mining Production 1.10 2.40 25.60 -16.90 percent [+]
Steel Production 518.03 498.18 819.00 238.00 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 52.90 55.60 58.30 52.90 Index Points [+]
Business Inventories 0.70 0.20 2.80 -2.80 percent [+]
Ease of Doing Business 14.00 15.00 15.00 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 July of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
0.70 0.20 2.80 -2.80 1985 - 2018 percent Quarterly
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Australia 0.70 Mar/18
United States 0.40 May/18


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