The Treasury draws on a wide range of data sources to provide economic reporting, modelling and forecasting to the Government. We use a range of ‘traditional’ economic indicators, as well as less traditional indicators, along with intelligence and feedback from sectors and people in the regions to help inform our understanding and analysis.
Given heightened interest in the Treasury’s economic viewpoint since the onset of the pandemic, the Treasury has increased the frequency of some of its regular data and commentary releases and developed new commentary focused specifically on the impacts of COVID-19 on the economy.
The new COVID-19 economic dashboard, released on Friday 17 April, provides a range of real-time data designed to aid independent analysis and give businesses a sense of the activity across different parts of the economy.
Keep up to date with the Treasury’s economic reporting and economic analysis below.