Australian Q3 2022 GDP rises less than expected at +0.6% q/q

  • expected +0.7%, prior +0.9%

For the y/y, comes in at 5.9%

  • expected 6.3%, prior 3.2% (revised down from 3.6%)
  • the annual rate reflects a very low base back in Q3 2021, the Australian economy contracted then with shutdowns in major cities due to the Delta coronavirus outbreak


  • Terms of trade fell 6.6%, the largest fall since June quarter 2009
  • Household saving ratio decreased to 6.9% from 8.3% (now at its lowest since December 2019)
  • Compensation of employees increased 3.2 per cent, the strongest rise since December quarter 2006. Tight labour market conditions, with the unemployment rate being at a multi-decade low, and job vacancies at high levels, were key to the rise.
  • Household spending rose 1.1 per cent for the quarter, contributing 0.6 percentage points to GDP
  • Net trade detracted 0.2 percentage points from GDP, with a 2.7 per cent increase in exports offset by a 3.9 per cent rise in imports.
  • (this is an inflation indicator) GDP implicit price deflator (IPD) increased 0.2% with higher domestic prices offset by a fall in the terms of trade.


AUD is barely changed.

aud q3 Australia gdp 07 December 2022