Rick Newnham

Message from Rick Newnham, CCI Chief Economist

The Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Western Australia (CCI) economics team has their finger on the pulse when it comes to the Western Australian economy.

CCI Members benefit from their expertise, which is available through a range of publications, regular media engagements and business events.

Our economists keep Members ahead of the pack with their knowledge of how the economy is evolving and the impact it may have on their business. Leaning on our international and national experience, our economists link local business impact to global events.

The Western Australian economy is closely tied to global markets, which means understanding the local picture requires a global outlook. Through your CCI membership, you can take advantage of the CCI economics team to better position your business for growth.

Survey of Business Expectations

Survey of Business Expectations

Expert analysis about the short and medium-term business confidence in WA. ► Read more

Consumer Confidence

Consumer Confidence

Invaluable insights into the attitudes and sentiments of WA consumers. ► Read more



A forward-looking analysis of the state, national and international economies. ► Read more

Inflation Update

Inflation Update

Detailed charts and tables on consumer price trends in Perth and all the capital cities. ► Read more

GST Reform

GST Reform

The GST system is broken and needs to be fixed. Follow CCI and Team WA's progress as we attempt to overhaul the broken GST system. ► Read more

Jobs Report

WA Jobs Report Infographic

Latest Audio/Videos

New CCI CEO Chris Rodwell chats to 6PR

Newly appointed CCIWA CEO Chris Rodwell stopped by the 6PR studio to introduce himself to listeners to Mornings with Gareth Parker.

Rick Newnham speaks to The Business

CCI Chief Economist Rick Newnham speaks to Carrington Clarke about WA's GST woes and how CCI is leading the fight for change.

WA Shopping Hours | Cath Langmead on 6PR

CCI Director of Advocacy Cath Langmead spoke to 6PR expressing disappointment that the State Government rejected CCI's request for extended trading hours for the upcoming public holiday.

Rick Newnham Discusses State Budget | Today Show

Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Western Australia Chief Economist Rick Newnham was a guest on the Today Show where he discussed CCIWA's reaction to the 2017 State Budget.

State Budget 2017 | Rick Newnham 6PR Interview

CCI Chief Economist Rick Newnham discusses the 2017 State Budget and in particular how the increase in payroll tax will impact jobs in Western Australia.