BIS Shrapnel is among Australia’s pre-eminent macroeconomic forecasters with an enviable reputation for picking turning points in economic activity.
BIS Shrapnel has won acclaim for correctly forecasting critical turning points in the Australian economy, including:
- the domestic downturn in 2001
- the boom in business investment and the chronic capacity constraints in the mid-2000s
- the rise in interest rates through 2006 and timing of the peak in 2008
- the end of the mining boom in 2013
BIS Shrapnel was virtually alone in forecasting that Australia would not suffer a deep northern hemisphere style recession in the wake of the GFC.
BIS Shrapnel’s flagship economic forecasting services are Economic Outlook and Long Term Forecasts. A number of related services are also offered.
In addition, the economic forecasting team can also assist with providing tailored research, analysis and forecasts through our private consultancy services.
Our clients include companies, government agencies, non-profit organisations, and other organisations.
We are experts at interpreting and applying economic statistics, to help your business better understand its evolving operating environment.
Macroeconomic forecasting: the BIS difference
Our real strength is in understanding the fundamental drivers of supply and demand in key markets and industry sectors. Accordingly, our economic forecasts are built from the industry sector level up, not merely from the macro level down.
BIS Shrapnel’s expertise in industry analysis means we are well equipped to discuss the impact of major developments in the economy on prospects for your business sector.
Accordingly, we provide detailed data and unique forecasts of major sectors across the economy, including:
- growth and employment prospects
- production and investment
- interest rates and exchange rates.
This makes for a particular blend of information that benefits your business: by keeping economics ‘grounded’ in the real world, we help clients relate macro turning points to shifts in their markets.
This reflects a depth of experience accumulated over a generation or more. For over 50 years, BIS Shrapnel has monitored developments in the Australian economy, reported the implications of these developments, and provided numerical forecasts of economic variables and business indicators.
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