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  • Australia’s most popular new car in 2018, the Toyota Hilux, has a private sale value equivalent to the original MSRP of $56,000 today.
  • The global used car price index is up 37.1% in August 2021 compared to the same month in 2019 before the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Surging used car valuations have been the result of global manufacturing shortages that are beginning to normalise amid the global recovery.

  • The median house price in Sydney has surged 115% in the last 8-years.
  • The price of timber is up 380%, steel is 44% higher & the cost of bricks have tripled.
  • Pandemic induced labour & materials shortages, supply chain issues and bushfires drive the hike in materials costs.

  • BNPL companies add $415 million to their collective value on Afterpay acquisition news.
  • Zip Co surged $376 million in value, while Sezzle added $23 million & Humm gained $16 million on Afterpay’s acquisition news.
  • Square acquiring Afterpay for $39 billion is the largest acquisition in Australian history.

  • Sales of electric vehicles surged 60% in the last 12 months.
  • Demand to continue as car makers commit production to electric models.
  • EV vehicle registrations top 23,000.

  • International student enrolments dropped 16% in the five months to June compared to the same period last year.
  • Tertiary job losses mount as international borders remain closed.
  • The Australian education system is the third-largest export behind iron ore and coal.

  • Timber prices soared 380% to record highs this year as domestic suppliers contend with surging global demand.
  • Domestic timber supplies waver following 8.5 million hectares of forest burned in the 2019/20 bushfires.
  • $1.6 billion in residential construction remains on hold as 9,800 households await the completion of their dream home.

  • Workers retrenched, rather than leaving jobs of their own accord in 2020.
  • Number of retrenched workers rose by 60% in 2020.
  • Proportion of workers voluntarily changing jobs fell from 26% in 2019 to 21.7% in 2020.

  • Regional migration at record highs during the pandemic.
  • Queensland the state of choice for regional migration.
  • Noosa and Southern Downs saw the largest growth of new migrants.


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