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

Business inventories in Australia increased by 0.3 percent quarter-on-quarter in the three months to December of 2016, following an upwardly revised 0.9 percent rise in the September quarter and below market expectations of a 0.5 percent gain. It was the third straight quarter of increase but the weakest since the March quarter 2016. Inventories rose at a slower pace for: wholesale trade (2.5 percent from 2.9 percent in Q3) while went up more than in the prior quarter for retail trade (1.2 percent from 1.1 percent). In contrast, inventories dropped for: mining (-5.0 percent from -1.3 percent), manufacturing (-1.1 percent from -1.0 percent); electricity, gas, water and waste services (-0.7 percent from -4.0 percent) and accommodation and food (-10.2 percent from -0.2 percent). Through the year to the December quarter, business inventories rose 1.6 percent. Business Inventories in Australia averaged 0.54 percent from 1985 until 2016, 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 Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2016-09-05 01:30 AM Q2 0.3% -0.4% 0.4% 0.2%
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%
2017-05-30 01:30 AM Q1 0.3% 0.47%
2017-09-05 01:30 AM Q2 0.55%
2017-12-05 12:30 AM Q3 0.53%




Australia Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 7.00 10.00 20.00 -30.00 [+]
Manufacturing PMI 59.30 51.20 62.13 30.86 [+]
Services PMI 49.00 54.50 57.70 39.00 Index Points [+]
Industrial Production 1.10 -0.50 12.40 -7.80 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom 1.00 -0.80 5.10 -7.00 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production -1.80 -2.80 8.70 -11.80 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 81.39 81.50 84.67 78.24 percent [+]
New Orders 42.00 32.00 47.00 -37.00 [+]
Changes in Inventories 552.00 1228.00 4095.00 -3996.00 AUD Million [+]
Bankruptcies 396.00 504.00 1123.00 217.00 Companies [+]
Corporate Profits 77773.00 64765.00 77773.00 12032.00 AUD Million [+]
Total Vehicle Sales 94786.00 97442.00 100010.00 48099.00 [+]
Car Production 15808.00 6139.00 39306.00 6139.00 Units [+]
Car Registrations 13815.11 13549.45 13815.11 3990.94 Thousand [+]
Leading Economic Index -0.10 0.00 0.54 -1.07 percent [+]
Small Business Sentiment 1.56 1.90 18.71 -21.10 [+]
Steel Production 392.46 436.66 819.00 238.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]
Private Investment -2.10 -3.30 15.60 -7.80 percent [+]
Mining Production 6.10 2.80 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 0.30 0.90 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 March of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
0.30 0.90 2.80 -2.80 1985 - 2016 percent Quarterly
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