Shift uses transaction data from a representative sample of business in Australia to gain insights into their financial and operational performance.
Liquidity is up 4 points in December, down 21% YoY.
Supplier spend tracks business costs and expenditures on goods and services, material and equipment, utilities, fuel and insurance.
Supplier spend remained flat over December, but with an 8% YoY growth. In a trend that has been consistent across 2022, the Transport (up 18%) and Construction (up 9%) sectors experienced the greatest growth in supplier spend YoY.
Wage spend tracks business spend on wages and salary payments.
Wage spend rose by 1 point in December, up 13% YoY. Retail trade wage costs rose by 3 points over December, to a YoY growth of 9.5%.
The Business Index is baselined to February 2021, using six months of average transactions as the denominator.
The Index is calculated by taking a representative sample of businesses from around Australia varied by size, industry and location and looking at their credit transactions across all account types (e.g. transaction, savings and credit card).