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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 | 19 June 2020 (pdf 110.8KB)
Victoria records a spike in new cases and around two million worked affected by the crisis since March.
ASFA Economic Snapshot | 12 June 2020 (pdf 107.8KB)
OECD forecasts see Australia faring better than most other countries, equity markets get a reality check and Australians continue to get out and about.
ASFA Economic Snapshot | 5 June 2020 (pdf 106.1KB)
Australia’s GDP contracts in the March quarter and Australians start getting out and about again.
ASFA Economic Snapshot | 29 May 2020 (pdf 105.2KB)
Labour market outcomes are diverging; employment in hardest-hit sectors starts to recover while it continues to fall in sectors less impacted to date.
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.
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