About the BSI

  • More Australian merchants use CommBank terminals than those issued by any other bank and this gives us strong insights into spending trends around Australia
  • BSI includes transactions made at supermarkets, clothing stores, cafes and restaurants. It’s more comparable to the ABS’ quarterly Household Final Consumption Expenditure
  • It also covers airlines, car dealers, water and power companies, motels, business, professional and government services and wholesalers
  • By comparison, the main monthly indicator of spending is the Australian Bureau of Statistics’ (ABS) Retail Trade, which covers spending at retail establishments

Things you should know

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