Chief economist's update - October 2021

01 October 2021

Key points

  • Management of the Delta variant of COVID remains the dominant factor influencing the Australian economy.
  • The costs of lockdowns are accumulating in Australia while the rest of the world is finding ways to live alongside COVID.
  • The Australian economy’s ability to get on a sustainable growth footing once vaccination targets are reached remains the key question.
  • In respect of the rest of the world, developments in China’s property market have uncovered a key source of risk to China’s recovery which could have spillovers to Australia.

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