Monthly Archives: July 2017
What drove the significant rise in merchandise exports to China in 2013/14?
Last week we explored a reader’s question in relation to the recent pattern of South Australia’s overseas exports of cereal and meat. Today we consider a further question raised by the reader in relation to the state’s overseas export performance: what drove a temporary surge in South Australia’s merchandise exports to China in 2013/14?
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Data Wrap – 28 July
Consumer Price Index
Data released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics on Wednesday showed that inflation remained subdued in the June quarter. The 8-capitals Consumer Price Index rose by just 0.2 per cent in the June quarter 2017, following a 0.5 per cent rise in the March quarter. Through the year to the June quarter the […]
Are recent variations in cereal and meat exports seasonal?
In our recent July 2017 Economic Briefing Report we noted that there had been a decline in the value of South Australia’s overseas exports of food and live animals, driven by reductions in exports of cereals and cereal preparations and meat and meat preparations (despite these falls exports remained at a strong level). A reader […]
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Data Wrap – 21 July 2017
Yesterday, ABS released the latest labour force estimates for June 2017. South Australia’s trend jobless rate, while still the highest in the nation, has declined from 7.8 per cent in June 2015 (67,900 persons) to 7.0 per cent in June 2017 (61,300). The participation rate has been stable at 62.4 per cent over the […]
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South Australia Data Wrap – 14 July
In this week’s data wrap we take a look at a couple of the more notable data releases from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), and review the latest outcomes for South Australia from the latest international visitor survey.
The ABS released updated estimates of building activity for the March quarter 2017. These data show […]
South Australian Data Wrap
Several data releases this week provided further insight into recent developments in the South Australian economy during May. They paint a generally positive picture of recent economic developments for the state but it has to be remembered that month to month movements for partial economic indicators can be quite volatile so need to be interpreted […]
Are private patients in public hospitals a problem?
A new report has claimed public patients are worse off with increased numbers of private patients in public hospitals.
Peter Sivey, RMIT University and Terence Cheng, University of Adelaide
Recently, hospital and aged care provider association Catholic Health Australia (CHA) released a report sounding an alarm bell at recent increases in the number of patients in […]
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