Economic Surveys

We conduct quarterly economic surveys to check the pulse of Australian businesses and inform our policy positions. They are often cited in the media and considered by the Reserve Bank of Australia.

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Australian Chamber-Westpac Survey of Industrial Trends | December 2017

The Australian Chamber-Westpac Survey of Industrial Trends has been conducted for nearly 50 years. It provides a timely update on the manufacturing sector and insights into economy-wide trends.

The December 2017 Quarter result shows continued solid output, backlog and new orders, while employment and overtime are expanding.

Australian Chamber-Westpac Survey of Industrial Trends | September 2017

Australia’s manufacturers are benefitting from a strong upswing in public infrastructure spending, with stronger world growth and a relatively low dollar supporting growing exports, the latest Australian Chamber-Westpac Survey of Industrial trends has found

Australian Chamber-Westpac Survey of Industrial Trends | June 2017

Australia’s manufacturers have capped off a year of improved performance, as increased spending on infrastructure provides support but rising energy costs take their toll, the June-quarter Australian Chamber-Westpac Survey of Industrial Trends has found.

Australian Chamber–Westpac Survey of Industrial Trends | March 2017

The Australian Chamber-Westpac Survey of Industrial Trends, Australia’s longest running business survey dating from 1966, provides a timely update on manufacturing and insights into economy-wide trends.

Small Business Survey | March Quarter 2016

The AusChamber Small Business Survey is a national survey aggregated from the surveys conducted by member associations of the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry. The data is derived from the AusChamber Business Expectations Survey.

In total 2,513 businesses participated in the Business Expectations Survey, of which 1,535 were small businesses, defined as those with 0-19 employees. The survey covers January, February and March 2016.

Business Expectations Survey | March Quarter 2016

The Business Expectations Survey is a national survey aggregated from the surveys conducted by member associations of the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry. These surveys cover firms in every mainland state, in every industry and of every size. In total, they represent Australia’s most comprehensive survey of business expectations.  The data in this survey covers the period October, November and December 2015. There were 2,513 respondents to the survey.

Small Business Survey | December 2015 Quarter

The AusChamber Small Business Survey is a national survey aggregated from the surveys conducted by member associations of the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry. The data is derived from the AusChamber Business Expectations Survey. In total 3,405 businesses participated in the Business Expectations Survey, of which 1,577 were small businesses, defined as those with 0-19 employees. The survey covers October, November and December 2015.

Business Expectations Survey | December Quarter 2015

The Business Expectations Survey is a national survey aggregated from the surveys conducted by member associations of the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry. These surveys cover firms in every mainland state, in every industry and of every size. In total, they represent Australia’s most comprehensive survey of business expectations.  The data in this survey covers the period October, November and December 2015. There were 3,405 respondents to the survey.

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