Total new capital expenditure in Australia declined by 2.2 percent quarter-on-quarter in the three months to September 2021, compared with market forecasts of a 2.0 percent fall and after a downwardly revised 3.4 percent growth in the previous period. This marked the first drop in private investment since the third quarter of 2020, as spending decreased for both equipment, plant, and machinery (-4.1 percent vs 2.7 percent in Q2), and building and structures (-0.2 percent vs 4.2 percent). Through the year to the third quarter, private capital expenditure jumped by 12.9 percent. source: Australian Bureau of Statistics

Private Investment in Australia averaged 1.19 percent from 1987 until 2020, reaching an all time high of 18.70 percent in the second quarter of 1996 and a record low of -8.70 percent in the third quarter of 2015. This page provides - Australia Private Investment- actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Australia Private Capital Expenditure - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on January of 2022.

Private Investment in Australia is expected to be -0.30 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the Australia Private Capital Expenditure is projected to trend around 1.10 percent in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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Australia Private Capital Expenditure


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2021-08-26 01:30 AM Q2 4.4% 6.0% 2.5% 2.6%
2021-11-25 12:30 AM Q3 -2.2% 3.4% -2% -1.5%


Related Last Previous Unit Reference
Industrial Production Mom -0.20 1.10 percent Jun/21
Industrial Production 0.80 -1.70 percent Jun/21
Manufacturing Production 9.50 -0.60 percent Jun/21
Changes in Inventories -3532.00 3313.00 AUD Million Sep/21
Corporate Profits 122960.00 118239.00 AUD Million Sep/21
Building Capital Expenditure -0.20 4.20 percent Sep/21
Plant Machinery Capital Expenditure -4.10 4.30 percent Sep/21
Private Investment -2.20 3.40 percent Sep/21
Business Inventories -1.90 0.30 percent Sep/21
Mining Production -4.10 -2.40 percent Jun/21

News Stream
Australia Q3 Private Capex Falls More than Expected
Total new capital expenditure in Australia declined by 2.2 percent quarter-on-quarter in the three months to September 2021, compared with market forecasts of a 2.0 percent fall and after a downwardly revised 3.4 percent growth in the previous period. This marked the first drop in private investment since the third quarter of 2020, as spending decreased for both equipment, plant, and machinery (-4.1 percent vs 2.7 percent in Q2), and building and structures (-0.2 percent vs 4.2 percent). Through the year to the third quarter, private capital expenditure jumped by 12.9 percent.
2021-11-25
Australia Q2 Private Capex Rises More than Expected
Total new capital expenditure in Australia rose by 4.4 percent quarter-on-quarter in the three months to June 2021, well above market consensus of a 2 percent growth and after a downwardly revised 6.0 percent gain in the previous period, which was the largest increase in private capital spending in almost a decade. Expenditure of equipment, plant, and machinery grew much softer (4.3 percent vs 8.8 percent). Meantime, spending on building and structures accelerated (4.6 percent vs 3.5 percent). Through the year to the second quarter, private capital expenditure jumped by 11.5 percent.
2021-08-26
Australia Q1 Business Investment Beats Estimates
Total new capital expenditure in Australia rose by 6.3 percent quarter-on-quarter in the three months to March 2021, after an upwardly revised 4.2 percent gain in the previous period and easily beating market consensus of a 2 percent growth. This was the largest increase in private capital spending in almost a decade, as businesses took advantage of tax breaks, with spending growing much faster for both building and structures (3.8 percent vs 1.6 percent in Q4) and equipment, plant, and machinery (9.1 percent vs 7.3 percent). Through the year to the first quarter, private capital expenditure grew by 0.8 percent.
2021-05-27

Australia Private Capital Expenditure
Private investment in Australia refers to quarter on quarter change in Private Capital Expenditure. The Capital Expenditure Survey in Australia includes the following industries: Mining, Manufacturing & Other selected industries such as Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Construction, Wholesale Trade, Retail Trade, Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Information Media and Telecommunications Finance and Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services Professional, Scientific and Technical Services.