The Australian Industry Group/Housing Industry Association Australian Performance of Construction Index (Australian PCI®) fell by 4.8 points to 37.9 in August 2020, with the pace of decline in business conditions worsening again after a pause in July (readings below 50 points indicate contraction in activity, with lower results indicating a faster rate of contraction).

“The HomeBuilder program has been very positive for the detached house sector but the impact of this program is yet to be seen in ABS approval data. The lift in detached house approvals in July (2020) is more likely reflect building application lodgement and processing returning to normal after the shut-down,” stated HIA Chief Economist, […]

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