In August, industrial production expanded a seasonally adjusted 0.9% over the previous month, which came in above the 0.7% expansion observed in July. The acceleration reflected an improvement in manufacturing output as well as in electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply. Compared to the same month last year, industrial output quickened from a working-day adjusted 3.0% increase in July to a 3.5% expansion in August, which represents the fastest pace in one year. Despite the faster monthly increase, the trend continues to point downwards, with annual average growth in industrial production falling from 2.2% July to 2.1% in August the slowest pace since September 2010.
Industrial production accelerates in August
October 25, 2012
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Australia Economic News
October 12, 2016
The Westpac-Melbourne Institute Survey of Consumer Sentiment increased 1.1% in October as the index rose from September’s 101.4 to 102.4.
October 11, 2016
The business confidence index published by the National Australia Bank (NAB) was stable in September at August’s 6 points.
October 5, 2016
Nominal retail sales inched up 0.4% in August from the previous month in seasonally-adjusted terms, up from July’s flat reading.
October 4, 2016
At its 4 October monetary policy meeting, the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) kept its policy rate steady at an all-time low of 1.50% after cutting its rate by 25 basis points twice this year, once in May and once in August.
September 15, 2016
The labor market lost 3,900 net new jobs in August compared to the previous month in seasonally-adjusted terms.