The Australian Industry Group – Australian Performance of Services Index® (Australian PSI®) is a seasonally adjusted national composite index based on the diffusion indices for sales, orders/new business, deliveries, inventories and employment with varying weights.
The Australian Industry Group – PricewaterhouseCoopers Australian Performance of Manufacturing Index (Australian PMI®) is a seasonally adjusted national composite index based on the diffusion indices for production, new orders, deliveries, inventories and employment with varying weights.
The Australian Industry Group Performance of Construction Index (Australian PCI®) in conjunction with the Housing Industry Association, is a national composite index based on the diffusion indexes for activity, orders/new business, deliveries and employment with varying weights.
Markit Economics – PMI™ data
About PMI™ data
Purchasing Managers’ Index™ (PMI™) surveys have been developed in many countries to provide purchasing professionals, business decision-makers and economic analysts with an accurate and timely set of data to help better understand industry conditions.
PMI data are based on monthly surveys of carefully selected companies. These provide an advance indication of what is really happening in the private sector economy by tracking variables such as output, new orders, stock levels, employment and prices across the manufacturing, construction, retail and service sectors.
The PMI surveys are based on fact, not opinion, and are among the first indicators of economic conditions published each month. The data are collected using identical methods in all countries so that international comparisons may be made.
The surveys achieve considerable press coverage on a regular basis and are widely used by purchasing professionals in the manufacturing sector, by senior management across the corporate sector and by economic analysts in financial institutions. In particular, central banks in many key economies use the data to help guide interest rate decisions.
Further information here: http://www.markiteconomics.com/Public/Page.mvc/AboutPMIData
Latest PMI News Releases: http://www.markiteconomics.com/Public/Page.mvc/PressReleases
ISM Report On Business®
The Institute for Supply Management™ ISM Manufacturing Report On Business® is considered by many economists to be the most reliable near-term economic barometer available. Except for a four-year interruption during World War II, the Report has been published monthly since 1931 for the guidance of supply management professionals, economists, analysts, and government and business leaders.
Reserve Bank of Australia – Index of Commodity Prices
IndexMundi is a data portal that gathers facts and statistics from multiple sources and turns them into easy to use visuals.
Its mission is to turn raw data from all over the world into useful information for a global audience. It captures statistics that are scattered or otherwise hidden and presents them via user-friendly maps, charts, and tables which allow visitors to understand complex information at a glance.
Bloomberg – Commodity Futures