The Australian economy advanced 3.3 percent on quarter in the three months to September 2020, partially recovering from a record 7 percent contraction in the prior period and easily beating market consensus of a 2.6 percent growth. This was the steepest period of expansion since the March quarter of 1976, as the economic activity resumed following an easing of social distancing measures and trading restrictions across most states and territories. Household consumption grew by a record 7.9 percent, due to increased spending on both goods and services; and government consumption advanced 1.4 percent, the ninth consecutive rise, driven by increased social benefits to households. Meanwhile, private investment fell 0.2 percent on weaker business investment; and net external demand contributed negatively to the GDP amid a fall in exports. Through the year to the September quarter, the economy shrank 3.8 percent, after a 6.4 percent contraction in the June quarter. source: Australian Bureau of Statistics
GDP Growth Rate in Australia averaged 0.82 percent from 1959 until 2020, reaching an all time high of 4.40 percent in the first quarter of 1976 and a record low of -7 percent in the second quarter of 2020. This page provides - Australia GDP Growth Rate - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Australia GDP Growth Rate - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on December of 2020.
GDP Growth Rate in Australia is expected to be 2.00 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate GDP Growth Rate in Australia to stand at 0.80 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Australia GDP Growth Rate is projected to trend around 0.90 percent in 2021 and 0.80 percent in 2022, according to our econometric models.