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

Business inventories in Australia increased by 1.2 percent quarter-on-quarter in the three months to March of 2017, following a downwardly revised flat reading in Q4 2016 and above market expectations of a 0.5 percent gain. It is the strongest increase since the March quarter of 2012. Inventories rose for: electricity, gas, water & waste services (5.4 percent from 1 percent), retail trade (1.8 percent from 1.4 percent), mining (+7.7 percent from -9.7 percent) and accommodation & food services (0.3 percent from -8.2 percent). In contrast, inventories dropped for: manufacturing (-1.1 percent from -1.0 percent). Through the year to the March quarter, business inventories rose 2.5 percent. Business Inventories in Australia averaged 0.54 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 Forecast (i)
2016-12-05 12:30 AM Q3 0.8% 0.2% 0.2% 0.3%
2017-02-27 12:30 AM Q4 0.3% 0.9% 0.5% 0.5%
2017-06-05 01:30 AM Q1 1.2% 0.0% 0.5% 0.5%
2017-09-04 01:30 AM Q2 1.2% 0.71%
2017-12-05 12:30 AM Q3 0.61%


Australia Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 12.00 9.00 20.00 -30.00 [+]
Services PMI 56.40 54.80 57.70 39.00 Index Points [+]
Manufacturing PMI 56.00 55.00 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 81.93 81.88 84.67 78.24 percent [+]
New Orders 39.00 42.00 47.00 -37.00 [+]
Changes in Inventories 2069.00 208.00 4095.00 -3952.00 AUD Million [+]
Bankruptcies 792.00 590.00 1123.00 217.00 Companies [+]
Corporate Profits 82628.00 77943.00 82628.00 12032.00 AUD Million [+]
Total Vehicle Sales 99911.00 101950.00 101950.00 48099.00 [+]
Car Production 11193.00 11140.00 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 448.77 431.68 819.00 238.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]
Private Investment 0.30 -1.00 15.60 -7.60 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 1.20 0.00 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 August of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
1.20 0.00 2.80 -2.80 1985 - 2017 percent Quarterly
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