Five things to know about the Australian Economy

Please click the link below to view Shane Oliver's current thoughts on the Australian economy.

Key points raised are :

  • The Australian economy grew solidly over the last year
  • While recession remains very unlikely, the combination of a slowing housing cycle, constraints on consumer spending and still subdued business investment will likely see growth slow going forward to around 2.5 - 3%
  • As a result, spare capacity is likely to remain significant, keeping wages growth and inflation low
  • We don't expect the RBA to start raising rates until late 2020 at the earliest and the risk remains significant that the next move could be a cut.