Business Confidence drops to 9 year low of 101.6 in January

Original article by Roy Morgan
Market Research Update – Page: Online : 5-Feb-20

In Australia, Business Confidence fell 2.9pts (-2.8%) to a nearly nine-year low of 101.6 in January 2020, according to the latest Roy Morgan Business Single Source survey. Business Confidence is now 4.3pts lower than a year ago, and 13.6pts below the long-term average of 115.2. Only 34.5% (down 6.4ppts) of business leaders say their business is ‘better off financially’ compared to a year ago, and 44% (down 6.4ppts) expect their business to be ‘better off financially’ this time next year. Business Confidence is down on a year ago for businesses of all sizes, but the most pronounced decline is for large businesses with 200+ employees, down 18.4pts to 111.2. The latest Roy Morgan Business Confidence results for January are based on 923 detailed interviews with a cross-section of Australian businesses from each State and Territory.


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