“Ai Group welcomes today’s (October 1 2020) release of the Federal Government’s modern manufacturing strategy as part of a determined effort to rebuild and reshape our economy to underpin the recovery from the COVID-19 crisis. A strong, vibrant and diverse manufacturing sector is crucial to our national prosperity,” Innes Willox, Chief Executive of the national […]

The Australian Industry Group/Housing Industry Association Australian Performance of Construction Index (Australian PCI®) rose by a further 7.2 points to 42.7 points in July 2020. This indicates business conditions remained negative across the construction industry in July 2020, but the pace of contraction eased from the recent record lows. July 2020’s survey was conducted before […]

The Australian Industry Group Australian Performance of Manufacturing Index (Australian PMI®) dropped by 17.9 points to 35.8 in April 2020, recording the largest month-to-month fall in the 28 year history of the index as Australian manufacturing contracted at its worst pace since April 2009 (readings below 50 points indicate contraction in activity, with the distance […]

“Ai Group welcomes today’s (September 5 2019) launch of the Manufacturing Modernisation Fund by the Minister for Industry, Science and Technology, Karen Andrews. It is an initiative that will encourage and promote innovation in Australian manufacturing,” Ai Group Chief Executive, Innes Willox, said.

The Australian Industry Group Australian Performance of Manufacturing Index (Australian PMI®) rose by 3.8 points to 54.8 in April 2019, indicating faster growth across the manufacturing sector as sales, supplier deliveries and new orders all bounced back into positive territory (readings above 50 points indicate expansion in activity, with the distance from 50 indicating the […]

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