BMI View: We expect to see steady, if particularly uninspiring, annual growth to be the main trend in 2016,
with road freight pencilled in to lead the way in y-o-y growth terms (3.1%). Acting as something of a drag
on growth across the freight modes will be China's we ..."
BMI View: Positive growth across all of Australia's freight modes will be the order of the day both over the
short and medium term although y-o-y gains will not be substantial. Leading the way in terms of y-o-y
growth is rail freight (growing at 4.9% in 2016). Underpi ..."
BMI View: Over the short term, we do not expect to see overly impressive y-o-y gains across the freight
modes in Australia, but growth will remain in the positive over the medium-term forecast period. The
outperforming mode will be rail freight, which is set to regist ..."
BMI View: Over the course of 2016 we expect to see road freight once more outperform the other two
modes in Australia with the former coming in at 3.10% y-o-y growth, and rail freight and air freight are
forecast to grow by 2.77% and 0.70% respectively. The slight y-o ..."
BMI View: The latest forecasts for 2015 show road freight outperforming the other two modes at 3.1%
growth, compared to rail freight's 2.9% growth and air freight's 1.6%, a change from previous
expectations. Road will more than double rail freight in terms of tonnes h ..."
BMI View: In 2015, the three freight modes in Australia are set to perform similarly with the annual
outperformer in terms of growth expected to be rail freight (2.86%). Road will continue to significantly
outperform the other modes in terms of total tonnage handled. ..."
Australia's current account picture is gradually improving despite deteriorating terms of trade, the result of
higher export volumes and lower income outflows, the former providing welcome news for the Australia
freight industry. Going forward we maintain that a current account ..."
With growth across the Australian freight mix set to be fairly muted in 2015, it is clear that the ongoing
weakness in Chinese demand growth is keeping commodity prices subdued, and global disinflation trends
are also remaining intact. With China such an important tra ..."
The Australian economy grew by 1.1% quarter-on-quarter (q-o-q) after seasonal adjustments in Q114,
reaccelerating from a pace of 0.8% recorded in Q413. Strong export growth was further accentuated by a
contraction in imports, which saw the goods and services balance m ..."
It is our view that the Australian economy is not yet out of the woods, despite improving near-term
economic indicators and more optimistic sentiment in the financial markets. With the capital investment in
the mining sector set to slow significantly, and worth almost ..."