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Performance Indices

       
  PERFORMANCE OF MANUFACTURING INDEX
(1st working day of month)
PERFORMANCE OF SERVICES INDEX
(3rd working day of month)
PERFORMANCE OF CONSTRUCTION INDEX
(5th working day of month)
PERIOD September 2014
August 2014 August 2014
LEVEL 46.5 49.4 55.0
MONTHLY CHANGE -0.8 0.1 2.4
DIRECTION
(RELATIVE TO NEUTRAL 50)
Contracting Contracting Expanding
TREND OF DIRECTION
(MONTHS)
2 6 3

Australian Industry Group Economic Performance Indices

Each month Ai Group releases real-time performance indices for the manufacturing, services and construction sectors. These national indices are constructed from survey data collected from businesses Australia-wide, on a representative sample basis. The indices are seasonally adjusted 'diffusion indexes', based on a number of key activity indicators including sales, production, new orders, supplier deliveries and employment.

In all of these indices, an index reading above 50 points indicates that activity is generally expanding; below 50, that it is declining. The distance from 50 is indicative of the strength of the expansion or decline.

The surveys upon which these indices are based are extremely short and simple. They ask respondents to specify whether their activity has increased ("up"), decreased ("down") or remained the same ("no change") from the previous month’s level, for each of a small number of activity indicators. This diffusion index methodology is well-established and is used globally across a network of internationally consistent and comparable 'PMI' data series. 

Each Australian PMI, Australian PSI and Australian PCI survey takes no more than one minute to complete.

To participate in the Australian Performance of Manufacturing Index ® Survey please click here

To participate in the Australian Performance of Services Index ® Survey please click here

To participate in the Australian Performance of Construction Index® Survey please click here


Would you like to see more detailed Performance Index data?
The time series indices and sub-series for each monthly Index report are available for purchase on an annual subscription basis for an annual fee. These include time series data for each activity index and each sub-sector and for selected states (excluding the Australian PCI). Annual subscribers receive the updated data each month and are entitled to reproduce and modify the data for their own business purposes, provided Ai Group's ownership of the Indices, registered trademarks and intellectual property rights are appropriately acknowledged and protected by each subscriber.

For further information regarding these surveys or to purchase an annual subscription to the time series data please email economics@aigroup.asn.au