About ACIF Forecasts

ACIF Forecasts are updated twice a year, in 2016 this will be in May and November.

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How are the ACIF Forecasts developed?

Who and what is involved in developing the ACIF Forecasts.


Benefits to users

For every business in the building industry, planning comes from answering the big questions. ACIF Forecasts can help.


Data Sources and Methodology

Where ACIF Forecasts data comes from, and what we do with it.

The ACIF Forecasts are reported in Chain Volume Measures (that is in real value terms or in constant prices) instead of nominal values (current prices). The reference year for the November 2016 Forecasts is 2013-14.


Forecast Terms

Classifications used in the ACIF Forecasts


Forecast Categories

What each category of residential building, non-residential building and engineering construction means in the ACIF Forecasts.



Scope of the ACIF Forecasts, across building types and geographical details


Terms and Conditions of Use

Full terms and conditions of use of ACIF Forecasts

The content of this site, including but not limited to the text, forecasts and images herein and their arrangements, unless otherwise noted, are Copyright © 2016 Australian Construction Industry Forum (ACIF). More

ACIF Forecasts history

ACIF Forecasts have been delivered by the Construction Forecasting Council (CFC) since 2002.


Project Tool Codes

Definitions for the codes included in the Cordell Information data provided in the 'Project Tool' in the Customised Forecasts Dashboard are below.


Barwise Consulting

Kerry Barwise has led the production of the ACIF Forecasts since 2012, supported by a team of expert forecasters.



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