The Westpac-Melbourne Institute Leading Economic Index in Australia increased by 0.3 percent month-over-month in January of 2021, after a 0.1 percent gain in December. Meantime, the six-month annualized growth, which indicates the likely pace of economic activity relative to trend three to nine months into the future, was running at 2.75 percent in January. "With the unemployment rate falling and consumer sentiment currently near a 10-year high the consumer is expected to compensate for the likely impact on incomes from the winding down in a number of the federal government income support programs," Westpac chief economist Bill Evans said. "This growth profile is dependent on Australia's continued success in managing the pandemic locally." source: Westpac Banking Corporation, Melbourne Institute
Leading Economic Index in Australia averaged 0 percent from 1960 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 0.69 percent in November of 2020 and a record low of -1.74 percent in April of 2020. This page provides the latest reported value for - Australia Leading Economic Index - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Australia Leading Economic Index - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on February of 2021.
Leading Economic Index in Australia is expected to be 0.10 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Leading Economic Index in Australia to stand at 0.20 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Australia Leading Economic Index is projected to trend around 0.20 percent in 2022, according to our econometric models.