Category: South Australian economy
The news earlier this week that SA construction company York Civil has gone into voluntary administration came as a surprise, particularly considering that various indicators point to generally healthy conditions in the South Australian construction sector. In our latest Economic Briefing Report, we concluded that activity in the SA construction sector rose strongly over the […]
The SA Centre for Economic Studies of the University of Adelaide is pleased to invite Corporate Members and their guests to the August 2018 Economic Briefing presentation and luncheon. The luncheon will be held at The Intercontinental Adelaide, North Terrace, next Wednesday, 8 August, from 12:00 noon.
The function includes a presentation on the situation and […]
In this edition of the Data Wrap we take a look at key data releases over the past couple weeks that provide insight into the recent performance of the South Australian economy. Topics include the latest labour market report, building approval activity and performance in merchandise exports.
Strong labour market conditions in South Australia over the […]
University of Adelaide economists predict that South Australia’s economic growth will broadly mirror Australia’s and the global economy’s continued good performance. But there are risks from the United States’ anti-trade measures and the possibility that China will falter.
In its latest Economic Briefing Report, the University’s South Australian Centre for Economic Studies (SACES) predicts that global […]
The overarching story from this week’s Data Wrap is that economic conditions in South Australia have moderated recently. Data on final demand, exports and retail sales all point to weaker trends during the early months of the year.
South Australia’s final demand growth slows
The ABS released estimates of state final demand (SFD) on Wednesday as part […]
This edition of Data Wrap considers recent South Australian developments in respect of business investment, construction activity, overseas services exports and the wellbeing of the population. A more detailed analysis of these topics will be provided in the Centre’s upcoming June Economic Briefing Report.
Private sector new capital expenditure softens
ABS data on private new capital expenditure, […]
In this edition of the Data Wrap we take a look at key data releases over the past couple weeks that provide insight into the recent performance of the South Australian economy. Topics include the latest labour market report, wages growth, retail sales, local government price inflation, and forward indicators for the residential building sector.
Adelaide has second slowest capital city population growth
Regional population data released by the ABS earlier this week reveals that Adelaide had the second slowest rate of capital city population growth in 2016/17. The total estimated resident population for the Greater Adelaide Capital City Statistical Area rose by 0.7 per cent, or 9,648 persons, over the […]
In a recent post we observed that data on average weekly earnings showed that wages growth in the South Australian public sector had been outstripping wages growth in the private sector over recent years. However, we noted that caution should be exercised when using data on average weekly earnings to monitor differences in wages growth […]
Demand growth slows back to trend pace
Outside monthly employment data, quarterly estimates of state final demand (SFD) provides the best gauge of recent macroeconomic developments for the South Australian economy. SFD comprises all final consumption and investment expenditures made in the state, but excludes other forms of economic activity, most notably exports.
The latest SFD estimates […]