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the data behind Australia’s labour market: a closer look at post-pandemic recovery

Over the past three and a half years, we have been monitoring a comprehensive set of Australian economic indicators. This data, encompassing real estate, construction, automotive, employment, and retail sectors,…

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cruising into tomorrow: navigating generational shifts in car buying

Another month, another record set in terms of new vehicle sales. While we are seeing some brands moving into a surplus situation, that isn’t yet impacting sales volumes with Australia…

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the weight struggle: Australia’s battle with weight management

Overweight and obesity rates have been steadily climbing in Australia, reflecting a broader global trend. According to data from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, the proportion of adults…

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March 2024 VFACTS: new records set as Australian automotive market booms

In March there were 109,647 new vehicles delivered, continuing the strong start to the calendar year. This marks a significant 12.7% growth on last year’s March number, which just failed…

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SME optimism cools as revenue & profitability soften

Updates to this research are published monthly. View previous wave. The latest wave of the Fifth Quadrant SME Sentiment Tracker reveals more measured sentiment in March, with revenue declining and expectations regarding lower…

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cashless confidence: SMEs embrace change with caution

In this third post in the series, we continue our exploration of Australia’s transition towards a cashless society. Following on from our previous posts looking at the overall shift to…

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February 2024 VFACTS: records fall as private and fleet buyers remain active

February witnessed another strong month in the Australian automotive market, with 105,023 new vehicles sold (up 21% vs. Feb 2023). Highlights this month include an increase in medium passenger vehicles…

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the data behind Australia’s rental crisis

Over the past three and a half years, we have been tracking a range of Australian economic indicators. These cover diverse topics and industries, pulling together data from the real…

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the journey to 3 million

Australia’s business sector has shown consistent growth over the years, reaching a total of 2,611,688 businesses by the end of 2023. Accordingly, we decided to take a look back over…

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growth expectations surge amid strengthening economic sentiment

Updates to this research are published monthly. View previous wave. The latest wave of the Fifth Quadrant SME Sentiment Tracker reveals optimism towards both domestic and international economic conditions has significantly risen. short-term…

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