Consumer spending remained weak, under pressure from rising household debt and soft wages growth.

WA economy on the mend

The Australian economy expanded at a slower-than-expected rate in the three months to September, however WA’s domestic economy appears to be on the mend, growing 0.9 per cent for the quarter.

The national economy grew 0.6 per cent in the September quarter, taking the annual rate of growth to 2.8 per cent, the Australian Bureau of Statistics said on Wednesday.

That was slightly lower than market expectations for quarterly growth of 0.7 per cent and 3.0 per cent over the year to September.

September quarter growth compared with a revised 0.9 per cent in the June quarter.


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