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Australia Business Confidence

Last Release
Aug 31, 2022
Actual
10
Units In
Points
Previous
8
Frequency
Monthly
Next Release
Oct 12, 2022
Time to Release
11 Days 5 Hours
Highest
Lowest
Average
Date Range
Source
23
Apr 2021
-66
Mar 2020
5.35 Points1997-2022National Australia Bank
The NAB monthly survey of business confidence is based on a telephone survey of around 600 small, medium and large size non-agricultural companies. The Survey measures the expectations of business conditions for the upcoming month and is a simple average of trading, profitability and employment indices, reported by respondents for their company. The indices are calculated by taking the difference between the percentage of respondents nominating good or very good, or a rise and those nominating poor or very poor, or a fall.

Latest Updates

The NAB business confidence index in Australia was up 2 points to 10 in August 2022, continuing to rebound from the June low, amid easing concerns over the impact of high-interest rates. Sentiment was largely steady or improving for most sectors except construction. Meantime, business conditions edged higher (20 vs 19 in July), staying above average, with sales rising further (30 vs 26) while employment (16 vs 18) and profitability (16 vs 18) were still strong. Capacity utilization stayed at a very high level at 86.3% while forward orders rose (13 vs 11). Conditions remain strong across the states and in most industries. Meantime, cost indicators eased from the records set in July but remained elevated. “Overall, the survey indicates that demand remained strong,” said NAB Group Chief Economist Alan Oster. “We continue to expect that inflation and rising interest rates will eventually begin to weigh on the household budget. So far, however, it appears this dynamic is yet to take hold.”

Australia Business Confidence History

Last 12 readings

Australia Business Indicators

All Australia indicators
Indicator
Last
Previous
Min
Max
Unit
Frequency
Range
Bankruptcies
717
Jul 2022
541
Jun 2022
192
Jan 2021
1,123
Feb 2012
CompaniesMonthly1999-2022
Building Capital Expenditure
-2.5
Jun 2022
-0.6
Mar 2022
-19
Jun 1999
52.9
Jun 1996
%Quarterly1987-2022
Business Confidence
10
Aug 2022
8
Jul 2022
-66
Mar 2020
23
Apr 2021
PointsMonthly1997-2022
Business Inventories
3.2
Mar 2022
1.5
Dec 2021
-2.9
Jun 2020
3.2
Mar 2022
%Quarterly1985-2022
Capacity Utilization
86.33
Aug 2022
86.68
Jul 2022
71.9
Apr 2020
86.68
Jul 2022
%Monthly1997-2022
Car Registrations
16,023
Jul 2022
18,450
Jun 2022
9,157
Apr 2020
63,768
Jun 2007
Monthly1994-2022
Changes In Inventories
7,464
Mar 2022
1,502
Dec 2021
-4,138
Dec 2008
7,464
Mar 2022
AUD MillionQuarterly1974-2022
Competitiveness Index
78.75
Dec 2019
78.85
Dec 2018
5.08
Dec 2015
78.85
Dec 2018
PointsYearly2007-2019
Competitiveness Rank
16
Dec 2019
14
Dec 2018
14
Dec 2018
22
Dec 2015
Yearly2007-2019
Composite PMI
50.8
Sep 2022
50.2
Aug 2022
21.7
Apr 2020
58.9
Apr 2021
PointsMonthly2016-2022
Corporate Profits
140,380
Mar 2022
127,398
Dec 2021
12,032
Mar 1995
140,380
Mar 2022
AUD MillionQuarterly1994-2022
Corruption Index
73
Dec 2021
77
Dec 2020
73
Dec 2021
88.6
Dec 1997
PointsYearly1995-2021
Corruption Rank
18
Dec 2021
11
Dec 2020
7
Dec 1995
18
Dec 2021
Yearly1995-2021
Ease of Doing Business
14
Dec 2019
18
Dec 2018
9
Dec 2008
18
Dec 2018
Yearly2008-2019
Employed Persons
13,592.09
Aug 2022
13,558.36
Jul 2022
5,997.66
Feb 1978
13,599.31
Jun 2022
ThousandMonthly1978-2022
IP Addresses
9,859,878
Mar 2017
9,310,525
Dec 2016
5,227,461
Sep 2007
13,859,005
Mar 2012
IPQuarterly2007-2017
Industrial Production
0.21
Mar 2022
1.39
Dec 2021
-7.7
Mar 1983
13
Dec 1987
%Quarterly1975-2022
Industrial Production Mom
-0.4
Mar 2022
-0.2
Jun 2021
-7
Mar 1975
5.5
Dec 1987
%Quarterly1974-2022
Industrial Sentiment
53.9
Sep 2022
53.8
Aug 2022
44
May 2020
60.4
May 2021
PointsMonthly2016-2022
Internet Speed
11,063.1
Mar 2017
10,098.33
Dec 2016
1,922.87
Sep 2007
11,063.1
Mar 2017
KBpsQuarterly2007-2017
Leading Economic Index
-0.05
Aug 2022
-0.18
Jul 2022
-1.74
Apr 2020
0.76
Nov 2020
%Monthly1960-2022
Manufacturing PMI
49.3
Aug 2022
52.5
Jul 2022
29.47
Feb 2009
63.2
Jun 2021
PointsMonthly1992-2022
Manufacturing Production
3.38
Mar 2022
4.43
Dec 2021
-11.7
Mar 1983
9.5
Jun 2021
%Quarterly1978-2022
Mining Production
-3.08
Mar 2022
-0.61
Dec 2021
-16.8
Sep 1986
25.1
Dec 1987
%Quarterly1978-2022
New Orders
39
Jun 2022
31
Mar 2022
-37
Dec 2008
71
Dec 2021
PointsQuarterly1998-2022
Plant Machinery Capital Expenditure
2.1
Jun 2022
1.5
Mar 2022
-8.8
Sep 1988
21
Dec 1988
%Quarterly1987-2022
Private Investment
-0.3
Jun 2022
0.4
Mar 2022
-8.7
Sep 2015
18.7
Jun 1996
%Quarterly1987-2022
Services PMI
53.3
Aug 2022
51.7
Jul 2022
27.1
Apr 2020
63
Jun 2018
PointsMonthly2003-2022
Services Sentiment
50.4
Sep 2022
50.2
Aug 2022
19.5
Apr 2020
58.8
Apr 2021
PointsMonthly2016-2022
Small Business Sentiment
2.21
Jun 2022
7.99
Mar 2022
-21.19
Dec 2008
19.77
Mar 2021
Quarterly2006-2022
Total Vehicle Sales
95,256
Aug 2022
84,461
Jul 2022
35,596
Jan 1994
134,171
Jun 2017
UnitsMonthly1994-2022

Business Confidence across Pacific

Business Confidence global view
Country
Last
Previous
Min
Max
Unit
Frequency
Range
Australia
10
Aug 2022
8
Jul 2022
-66
Mar 2020
23
Apr 2021
Points Monthly1997-2022
New Caledonia
98.9
Jun 2021
94.5
Mar 2021
77.6
Mar 2020
107.8
Mar 2010
Points Quarterly2009-2021
New Zealand
-36.7
Sep 2022
-47.8
Aug 2022
-76.4
Dec 1974
80.9
Feb 1994
% Monthly1970-2022

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