December Quarter Analysis 2019 Final Report

Final Report
December Quarter 2019

The latest Business Expectations index is consistent with the slow, sub-trend economic growth expected over the remainder of 2019. The latest quarterly increase appears to be seasonal, given that expectations for all components are lower compared
with the December quarter last year.

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March Quarter Analysis 2019 Final Report

Final Report
March Quarter 2019

Business confidence for the March quarter 2019 has fallen, with the Business Expectations Index  down 7.1 per cent annually. The headline index saw significant declines in the sales, profit and investment sub-indices on both a quarterly and annual basis.

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September Quarter Analysis 2018 Inteirm Report

Interim Report
September Quarter 2018 

Business confidence is beginning to lose steam, as the latest survey shows a mixed landscape across sectors and business priorities. While hiring and capital investment planning remain high, forecasts for sales and profits have edged lower after a strong start. 

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June Quarter Analysis 2018 Interim Report

Interim Report
June Quarter 2018 

The Construction industry is driving business confidence heading into the second quarter of 2018, with illion’s latest Business Expectations Survey revealing construction industry confidence has reached its highest level in five years. 

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September Quarter Analysis 2019 Final Report

Final Report
September Quarter 2019

The September quarter 2019 Business Expectations Survey has revealed faltering confidence across the board, with businesses expressing a pessimistic view on the upcoming quarter while reporting poor results from the March 2019 quarter. In particular, the Actuals index has fallen to its lowest point since March 2017.

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December Quarter Analysis 2018 Final Report

Final Report
December Quarter 2018

Business confidence has improved over the December quarter 2018, with the survey showing small increases in both expected and actual results. The retail sector delivered a seasonal rebound in its outlook for December, following a bout of pessimism. 

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September Quarter Analysis 2018 Preliminary Report

Preliminary Report
September Quarter 2018 

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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June Quarter Analysis 2018 Preliminary Report

Preliminary Report
June Quarter 2018

Confidence continues to rise as Australian businesses predict healthy profits. The Preliminary survey for the June quarter boosted the Business Expectations Index to its highest level since December 2003, representing a 31% annual rise.

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June Quarter Analysis 2019 Final Report

Final Report
June Quarter 2019

The June quarter 2019 Business Expectations Survey shows a slowing economy reflected in a downturn in expectations and  results across most areas featured in the survey. The  expectations  index was down 13.2 per cent, pointing to economic weakness carrying through to the middle of 2019.

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September Quarter Analysis 2018 Final Report

Final Report
September Quarter 2018

Business confidence has faltered over the September quarter, with the latest survey showing a general decline across forecasts for sales, profit and selling prices. The retail sector was particularly hard hit, while construction and services also saw some declines.

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June Quarter Analysis 2018 Final Report

Final Report
June Quarter 2018

Business conditions are buoyant amid strong performances in sales, profits and employment. The illion Business Expectations index hit 23.7 points in March, up 16.4 percent on the same period a year earlier and the highest level since 2015.

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