BIS Oxford Economics is Australia’s leading provider of macroeconomics and industry forecasts, underpinned by over 50 years of experience and a team of 30 economists and analysts.
Our economists are expert at applying advanced economic tools to provide valuable insights into today’s most pressing business, financial, and policy issues.
Latest Australia analysis
- Sep 16 2019
Building Industry Prospects September 2019 Bulletin
Total building commencements eased back an estimated 11% in 2018/19, with a further 11% decline expected for 2019/20. This should represent the trough, as a series of stimulus measures, including...
- Sep 13 2019
Current account in surplus, but not for long
The current account recorded a surplus of A$5.9bn in the June quarter - the first surplus since 1975. An improvement in the trade balance has been the key driver, with both the invisible (services) a...
- Sep 13 2019
Hong Kong: Building and Construction in Hong Kong 2019-2023: September 2019 Update
The building sector’s near-term outlook is negatively impacted by the continual social unrest triggered by the now-suspended extradition bill with no signs that it will be resolved any time soon. Plun...
- Sep 13 2019
Indonesia: Building and Construction in Indonesia 2019-2023: September 2019 Update
Our forecasts for near-term construction investment are revised down slightly from previous forecasts in June. The construction outlook over the period to 2023 however remains positive with annual gr...
- Sep 12 2019
Building Construction Chartbook - September 2019
Total building is forecast to weaken a further 11% in 2019/20. The decline would be more severe if not for a deep pipeline of major non-residential projects propping up activity. This should...
- Sep 10 2019
Strong exports and public spending working to offset weak domestic demand.
GDP growth was largely in line with expectations in Q2. The economy expanded 0.5% q/q, with the annual pace of growth slipping further to 1.4%. Net exports and public demand have been the largest driv...
- Sep 06 2019
Trade tensions and US recession key risks to the outlook
GDP growth in Australia is expected to remain subdued at around 2% in 2019 and 2020. This forecast assumes steady growth globally, with modest growth in the US and EU offset by faster growth in Austra...
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Latest Global Analysis
- Jul 26 2019
Global demographics and the future of saving rates
Having boosted global saving rates for 40 years, we expect demographic trends to now balance out, keeping global saving rates high over the next 20.
- Jul 24 2019
How QE could return in a global downturn
Slowing global growth and a lack of scope for conventional monetary policy could see central banks return to QE to boost their economies. To match an average monetary easing cycle, we estimate the cen...
- Jul 23 2019
Could the West be losing the innovation race?
Advanced economies gross fixed capital investment peaked in 2018 but is still holding up well. However, it is not the total investment that determines the productivity dynamics but the investment in i...
- Jul 19 2019
Global: Negative rates – down, down, but not deeply down
If the current global slowdown deepens, many central banks will likely be forced to rely on unconventional measures, including lowering policy rates further below zero. But in our view, a policy of de...
- Jul 18 2019
Engineering Construction in Australia provides the best analysis, insights and forecasts of Australia’s dynamic civil construction market across transport (roads, bridges, railways, harbours), utilities (water, sewerage, electricity, telecommunications), recreation, pipelines and mining and heavy industry construction. Updated quarterly, including an extensive databank, detailed forecasts and project lists.
Report contains a three year forecast outlook for median house and unit prices for Australia’s state and territory capital cities and selected regional centres. Analysis and forecasts of key drivers, including economic indicators, migration, population growth and underlying demand and supply are also included.