September Quarter Analysis 2018 | Preliminary Report

Moderate declines expected for sales and profits

The Preliminary survey for the September quarter sees a more cautious outlook for businesses, with the sales expectations index falling 11.5 per cent from the previous quarter to 32.2 points. The profits expectations index also fell 4 per cent on the previous quarter to 26.4 points.

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  • Actual sales down 26%
  • Construction Expectations Index highest since 2013
  • 1 in 5 businesses affected by skilled labour shortage
  • Capex plans up for fourth quarter in a row

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