Dun & Bradstreet Australia published its Business Expectations Survey for Q2 2017 (final results), the media release and full analysis. To arrange an interview with Stephen Koukoulas, Economic Adviser to Dun & Bradstreet, please contact 0467 647 508 or [email protected].

Key highlights from this month’s survey findings:

  • Expectations for profits continue to rise, hitting a two-year high for Q2 2017
  • Actual results for sales and capital investment are also trending higher
  • An additional question regarding the company tax rate drew mixed results across sectors and locations

“The Business Expectations Index held at a solid level, with a broadly optimistic take on the economy. The business sector is indicating that expectations for the June quarter remain buoyant, although some soft spots remain in the overall positive outlook.” Stephen Koukoulas, Economic Adviser to Dun & Bradstreet.

To read the full survey click on this link:  BEX Q2 2017 Final Results media release

About the Business Expectations Survey

Dun & Bradstreet’s Business Expectations Survey is the only monthly survey to provide a comprehensive summary of key economic and financial conditions in Australia six months ahead of the latest quarterly national income accounts. The survey’s unique forecasting ability supports Dun & Bradstreet’s ongoing efforts to support business leaders, policy makers and commentators in responding to the changing dynamics of the Australian economy.

Since March 1988, a sample of Australian business executives is asked if they expect an increase, decrease or no change in their quarter-ahead sales, profits, employees, capital investment and selling prices compared with the same quarter a year ago. The executives are also asked for actual changes over the 12 months to the latest completed year.

In this issue, the final indexes for the latest quarters are based on approximately 1200 responses obtained during January, February and March 2017.