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ASFA Economic Snapshot

To help super funds assess the economic and social impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, ASFA has introduced a regular Economic Snapshot.

Compiled by the economic specialist within ASFA’s Policy Team, this timely snapshot brings together key data to reveal the impact of the virus on financial and economic conditions, as well as government policy measures to support economic activity and employment.

ASFA Economic Snapshot

Economic Explainer

25 September 2020: Take a deep dive into Australia’s current labour market conditions in the latest economic insights video, where ASFA’s Director of Economics reveals a much weaker employment picture than the official headline numbers suggest.

Latest updates

ASFA Economic Snapshot | 22 May 2020 (pdf 109.5KB)
Big falls in GDP predicted for major advanced economies appear to be at odds with the pace of recovery in equity markets.
ASFA Economic Snapshot | 15 May 2020 (pdf 99.6KB)
Employment in Australia suffered its largest ever monthly fall in April, but Australia is still faring better than many other advanced economies.
ASFA Economic Snapshot | 8 May 2020 (pdf 107.5KB)
Businesses expect conditions to remain weak but not worsen, JobKeeper helping limit job losses, and Australia’s trade balance at an all-time high.
ASFA Economic Snapshot | 1 May 2020 (pdf 96.2KB)
Global progress on containing the COVID-19 virus remains slow, US unemployment on track to hit 20%.
ASFA Economic Snapshot | 24 April 2020 (pdf 108.4KB)
Current cases of COVID-19 halve in Australia, economic activity recovering in China and Australian commodity exports rebound.
ASFA Economic Snapshot | 17 April 2020 (pdf 118.7KB)
Corporate debt markets remain tight while equity markets continue to improve, and IMF forecasts on GDP and unemployment.
ASFA Economic Snapshot | 9 April 2020 (pdf 109.3KB)
Global COVID-19 cases far from flattening while Australian businesses respond quickly in the face of weaker demand.
ASFA Economic Snapshot | 3 April 2020 (pdf 112.4KB)
Some of the sectors affected by the COVID-19 crisis, manufacturing activity set to decline, fiscal stimulus now close to 10% of GDP, and equity markets stabilising.
ASFA Economic Snapshot | 27 March 2020 (pdf 110.5KB)
Countries having mixed success in flattening the infection curve, global economic activity has contracted and Australia’s aggressive policy responses.
ASFA Economic Snapshot | 20 March 2020 (pdf 81.5KB)
Cases rise fast in Western Europe, global financial markets bear the brunt of the impact, and central banks take aggressive action.
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