The Australian economy shrank 7% on quarter in the three months to June 2020, following a 0.3% drop in the prior period and worse than market consensus of a 5.9% fall. It was the second consecutive quarterly contraction and the sharpest on record, entering the first recession in 30 years as the COVID-19 crisis took a huge toll on the economy. Household consumption slumped (-12.1% vs -1.2% in Q1) and gross fixed capital formation shrink at the steepest rate since Q4 2000 (-4.9% vs -0.5%). Also, inventories fell AUD 4,085 million following a $1,261 million drop in Q1, led by trade and manufacturing. In contrast, government spending grew the most since Q4 1995 (2.9% vs 2.1%), in response to the virus shocks. Exports declined (-6.7% vs -4.4%), while imports fell faster (-12.9% vs -6.7%). On the production side, most sectors contracted except mining, financial & insurance, public administration and education. Through the year to Q2, the economy shrank 6.3%, after a 0.3% drop in Q1. source: Australian Bureau of Statistics
GDP Growth Rate in Australia averaged 0.81 percent from 1959 until 2020, reaching an all time high of 4.40 percent in the first quarter of 1976 and a record low of -7 percent in the second quarter of 2020. This page provides - Australia GDP Growth Rate - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Australia GDP Growth Rate - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on November of 2020.
GDP Growth Rate in Australia is expected to be 2.00 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate GDP Growth Rate in Australia to stand at 0.70 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Australia GDP Growth Rate is projected to trend around 0.90 percent in 2021 and 0.80 percent in 2022, according to our econometric models.