Australia Leading Economic Index  1960-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar

The Westpac-Melbourne Institute Leading Economic Index in Australia edged down 0.1 percent in February from January of 2017, following a flat reading in the previous period. Meanwhile, the six month annualised growth rate in the index, which indicates the likely pace of economic activity relative to trend three to nine months into the future, fell to 1.02 percent in February from 1.34 percent in January. The Leading Index continues to point to above trend growth momentum, albeit with the pace moderating since the start of the year. Leading Economic Index in Australia averaged -0.01 percent from 1960 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 0.54 percent in April of 1975 and a record low of -1.07 percent in December of 2008.

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Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2017-01-24 11:30 PM Dec 0.4% 0% 0.2%
2017-02-21 11:30 PM Jan 0.0% 0.4% 0.3%
2017-03-21 11:30 PM Feb -0.1% 0.0%
2017-04-19 12:30 AM Mar
2017-05-17 12:30 AM Apr
2017-06-21 12:30 AM May




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 Leading Economic Index Notes

The Westpac-Melbourne Institute Leading Index of Economic Activity combines a selection of economic variables that typically lead fluctuations in economic activity into a single measure that provides a reliable cyclical indicator for the Australian economy. The index includes the following components: S&P/ASX 200, dwelling approvals, US industrial production, RBA Commodity Prices Index (A$), aggregate monthly hours worked, Westpac-MI CSI expectations index, Westpac-MI Unemployment expectations index, yield spread (10Y bond – 90D bill). The index has a base value of 100 as of 1996. This page provides the latest reported value for - Australia Leading Economic Index - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Australia Leading Economic Index - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on March of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-0.10 0.00 0.54 -1.07 1960 - 2017 percent Monthly
1996=100



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