The Department forecasts a number of macroeconomic aggregates for inclusion in the budget papers.
These forecasts have three main purposes:
The spreadsheet below contains the seven published aggregates for the budget papers (Budget and Budget Update):
Macroeconomic indicators (XLSX 71kb)
A paper outlining the methods used to forecast the macroeconomic indicators can be found in:
Macroeconomic indicators methods (DOCX 149kb)