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Australia Construction PMI

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2019-12-05
Australia Construction Activity Falls to 4-Month Low
The AIG/HIA Australian Performance of Construction Index declined to 40.0 in November 2019 from 43.9 in the previous month. The latest reading pointed to the fifteenth consecutive month of contraction in construction activity and the steepest since July, as new orders and employment fell further while supplier deliveries rose. Among major project sectors, engineering construction work dropped for the sixth straight month and at the sharpest pace in over a decade, and commercial construction continued to decline. On the price front, input prices advanced boosted by energy costs and supplier price rises; while output cost decreased at a slightly steeper rate.

2019-11-06
Australia Construction PMI Remains in Contraction
The AIG/HIA Australian Performance of Construction Index climbed to 43.9 in October 2019 from 42.6 in the previous month. It marked the fourteenth consecutive month of contraction, as engineering construction work fell at its sharpest rate in six years. "Respondents again reported soft demand conditions due to a shortfall of new contracts to replace completed infrastructure projects," said AiG.

2019-10-06
Australia Construction PMI Deteriorates in September
The AIG/HIA Australian Performance of Construction Index fell to 42.6 in September from 44.6 in the previous month. It was the thirteenth consecutive month of contraction, as overall industry activity dropped 3.7 points to 39.1, new orders decreased 1.1 points to 42.2 and supplier deliveries slumped 4.2 points to 44.3. In contrast, employment rose 0.4 points to 46.2. On the price front, input costs fell 4.2 points to 65.0 while output prices advanced 3.8 points to 41.0. By sector, apartment building contracted for a eighteenth straight month and at a steeper pace while both commercial and engineering construction declined in September.

2019-09-05
Australia Construction Activity at 5-Month High
The AIG/HIA Australian Performance of Construction Index rose to 44.6 in August 2019 from an over six-year low of 39.1 in the previous month. The latest reading pointed to the slowest contraction in construction activity in five months, as employment jumped 9.9 points to 45.8, still remaining in negative territory. Also, new orders climbed 7.3 points to 43.3 and supplier deliveries rose 8.5 percent to 48.5. Meantime, activity fell 1.6 points to 42.8. On the price front, input costs went up 6.0 points to 69.2 and output prices advanced 0.6 points to 37.2. By sector, the house building sector dropped at the softest pace in 11 months, commercial construction was again subdued and engineering construction declined sharply amid reports of insufficient new work to replace completed projects and a reduction in tender opportunities.

2019-08-06
Australia Construction Output Falls the Most in 6 Years
The AIG/HIA Australian Performance of Construction Index declined sharply by 3.9 points from the previous month to 39.1 in July 2019, pointing to the steepest contraction in the construction sector since May 2013. Construction industry activity continued to contract (-0.5 points to 44.4), as new orders fell at the sharpest rate in six years (-5.5 points to 36.0) and deliveries from suppliers declined further (-1.5 points to 40.0). Employment also recorded a sharper rate of contraction (-7.7 points to 35.9) indicating a general reluctance by businesses to increase their workforce capacity amid ongoing soft demand at an aggregate level. On the price front, input cost inflation eased (-4.2 points to 63.2) while selling prices fell at a slower pace (+5 points to 36.6). By sector, apartment building was the weakest performing sector, contracting for the 16th consecutive month.

2019-07-04
Australia Construction Sector Still in Deep Contraction
Australia’s AIG Construction Index rose to 43.0 in June 2019 from 40.4 in the previous month. Despite the three-month high, the sector remained well below the 50-point threshold, pointing to a contraction in construction activity for the tenth straight month. Activity (+5.2 points to 44.9); employment (+4.1 to 43.6) and new orders (+2.1 points to 41.5) increased, still remaining in negative territory. Meanwhile supplier deliveries dropped further (-3.5 points to 41.5). On the price front, input costs declined 2.0 points to 67.4 and selling prices plunged 4.6 to 31.6. Meantime, average wages stood at 60.9 while capacity utilisation fell 2.6 percent to 75.2 percent. By sector, house building was the weakest performing sector (36.3 points trend), contracting for an eleventh month.

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