Monthly Archives: April 2016

Australian Industry Group Economic Performance Indices

Each month Ai Group releases real-time performance indices for the manufacturing, services and construction sectors. These national indices are constructed from survey data collected from businesses Australia-wide, on a representative sample basis. The indices are seasonally adjusted ‘diffusion indexes’, based on a number of key activity indicators including sales, production, new orders, supplier deliveries and employment.

In all of these indices, an index reading above 50 points indicates that activity is generally expanding; below 50, that it is declining. The distance from 50 is indicative of the strength of the expansion or decline.

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Weekly Economic Update

Our Ai Group Economics Weekly is released every Friday. Each week we focus on the data and events that are directly relevant to Australian businesses and industry.Our coverage includes Australian Bureau of Statistics and other key local data releases; Reserve Bank of Australia monetary policy announcements, analysis and forecasts; Australian federal and state government budget and other announcements; and the latest economic forecasts prepared by organisations such as the IMF, OECD and WB. Our Economics Weekly also includes a handy calendar of next week’s Australian data and events.

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