Economics

Rick Newnham

Message from Rick Newnham, CCI Chief Economist

The Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Western Australia (CCI) economics team has their finger on the pulse when it comes to the Western Australian economy.

CCI Members benefit from their expertise, which is available through a range of publications, regular media engagements and business events.

Our economists keep Members ahead of the pack with their knowledge of how the economy is evolving and the impact it may have on their business. Leaning on our international and national experience, our economists link local business impact to global events.

The Western Australian economy is closely tied to global markets, which means understanding the local picture requires a global outlook. Through your CCI membership, you can take advantage of the CCI economics team to better position your business for growth.


Survey of Business Expectations

Survey of Business Expectations

Expert analysis about the short and medium-term business confidence in WA. ► Read more


Consumer Confidence

Consumer Confidence

Invaluable insights into the attitudes and sentiments of WA consumers. ► Read more


Outlook

Outlook

A forward-looking analysis of the state, national and international economies. ► Read more


Inflation Update

Inflation Update

Detailed charts and tables on consumer price trends in Perth and all the capital cities. ► Read more


GST Reform

GST Reform

The GST system is broken and needs to be fixed. Follow CCI and Team WA's progress as we attempt to overhaul the broken GST system. ► Read more


Jobs Report

WA Jobs Report

The monthly Jobs Report provides a quick snapshot of the WA labour market and highlights trends in unemployment, workforce participation and composition, job creation and productivity.


Latest Audio/Videos

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Federal Treasurer Scott Morrison MP argues that if we don’t make Australia’s company tax rate more competitive it will cost jobs.

Scott Morrison on CCI's role in GST changes

Federal Treasurer Scott Morrison MP highlights the important role CCI is playing in GST reform nationally.

Australia benefits from fixing GST

Federal Treasurer Scott Morrison MP explains why fixing the GST will benefit every Australian

Scott Morrison at CCI Business Breakfast - 16 July 2018

Federal Treasurer, Scott Morrison, discusses his plan to fix the GST once and for all.


New CCI CEO Chris Rodwell chats to 6PR

Newly appointed CCIWA CEO Chris Rodwell stopped by the 6PR studio to introduce himself to listeners to Mornings with Gareth Parker.


Rick Newnham speaks to The Business

CCI Chief Economist Rick Newnham speaks to Carrington Clarke about WA's GST woes and how CCI is leading the fight for change.