Stats & Facts – Show me the Money!

Show me the money: Housing finance hits 10 month high, but details are patchy August saw housing finance lift a solid 2.9% on the prior month to reach $18.438 billion, the highest monthly total since October 2018. Recording the third successive aggregate monthly...

Stats & Facts – Building Activity Remains Flat

Building activity remains flat: pipeline still soft As befits its status as the major private sector driver of the domestic economy, housing is both simple and complex at the same time. Simple in that the linear supply chain for new housing is well understood: demand,...

Stats & Facts with Tim Woods

Small Business Tax Breaks: Budget Measures on which we can all agree (apparently) No matter what the outcome of the May 18th Federal Election, there are a few things that are certain. The world will continue to turn, for instance, and for small and medium businesses,...

Stats & Facts – Wages and Debt Can Drag Us Down

In an essentially consumption driven economy, economic growth measures like Gross Domestic Product (GDP) record the rate of growth in consumption, among other factors. Soft consumption data  – we have seen that reported through pretty lousy retail sales – is...

Stats & Facts – Is Steel Growing Its Share?

Is Steel Growing Its Share? New Report for FWPA A constant question in the forestry and wood products industries is to what extent steel house framing is growing its share of the Australian housing market. A new report, produced for FWPA, by Australian Construction...

Stats & Facts with Tim Woods

House Prices are Falling – And the Size of Loans Prove It   The total number of housing loans fell in September – but for the usually stable owner-occupier loans, the falls were quite steep. Over the year-ended September 2018, the total number of loans to...