1344.0 - International Monetary Fund - Special Data Dissemination Standard, 2016  
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REAL SECTOR
FISCAL SECTOR
FINANCIAL SECTOR
EXTERNAL SECTOR
POPULATION


REAL SECTOR



SDDS Data Category
and Component
Unit
Description
Reference Period for
latest data
Latest
data
Data for previous
reference period
% change
from
previous
reference
period
Further
information

National Accounts
Expenditure on Gross Domestic Product (GDP)
Current Prices,
Seasonally adjusted
Gross domestic product$m
Q4/15
410 911
409 400
0.4
Final Consumption Expenditure $m
Q4/15
313 935
310 551
1.1
- General Government$m
Q4/15
75 631
75 058
0.8
- Households$m
Q4/15
238 303
235 493
1.2
Gross Fixed Capital Formation$m
Q4/15
105 210
105 187
0
- Private$m
Q4/15
87 276
88 381
-1.3
- Public$m
Q4/15
17 933
16 807
6.7
Exports of Goods and Services$m
Q4/15
78 219
80 769
-3.2
Imports of Goods and Services$m
Q4/15
88 149
88 106
0
Changes in Inventories $m
Q4/15
329
-2
na
Statistical Discrepancy$m
Q4/15
1 368
1 000
na


Expenditure on Gross Domestic Product (GDP)

Chain Volume Measures,
Seasonally adjusted
Gross domestic product$m
Q4/15
415 236
412 628
0.6
Final Consumption Expenditure$m
Q4/15
304 974
302 752
0.7
- General Government$m
Q4/15
73 652
73 176
0.7
- Households$m
Q4/15
231 322
229 576
0.8
Gross Fixed Capital Formation$m
Q4/15
100 085
100 722
-0.6
- Private$m
Q4/15
82 696
84 312
-1.9
- Public$m
Q4/15
17 389
16 409
6
Exports of Goods and Services$m
Q4/15
92 809
92 286
0.6
Imports of Goods and Services$m
Q4/15
84 299
83 795
0.6
Changes in Inventories$m
Q4/15
285
-344
na
Statistical Discrepancy$m
Q4/15
1 383
1 008
na

Production Index
Industrial Production Index,
Total Industries
(1)
(2013-2014 = 100.0), Seasonally adjusted
Q4/15
104.7
104.6
0.1
Labour Market
Employed Persons '000, Trend
Apr 2016
11 910.8
11 906.7
0.0%
Unemployed Persons

'000, Trend
Apr 2016
726.6
728.5
-0.3%
Average weekly ordinary time
earnings, full-time adults
(2)
$, Trend
Q4/15
1499.30
1485.10
np
Wage Price Index,
total hourly rates of pay,
excluding bonuses
(2008-09 = 100.0), Original
Q1/16
123.2
122.7
0.4%

Price Indexes
(1)
Consumer price index(2011–12 = 100.0)
Q1/16
108.2
108.4
-0.2
Producer Price Indexes: Final demand(2011–12 = 100.0)
Q1/16
105.9
106.1
-0.2%
Note change of index name: From September quarter 2012 the Labour Price Index will be re-titled the Wage Price Index.
For more information please refer to Wage Price Index, Changes in This Issue for the September quarter 2012

FISCAL SECTOR

SDDS Data Category
and Component
Unit
Description
Reference
Period for
latest data
Latest
data
Data for
previous
reference
period
% change
from
previous
reference
period
Further
information

General Government Operations (3)
Revenue (4)
$m
Q4/15
145 308
127 208
14.2
Expenses (5)
$m
Q4/15
146 289
150 113
-2.5
Net operating balance
$m
Q4/15
-981
-22 904
na
Net acquisition of non-financial assets (6)
$m
Q4/15
4 454
944
na
Net lending/borrowing (GFS basis)
$m
Q4/15
-5 434
-23 848
na
Financial assets
$m
Q4/15
-6 135
17 841
n.a
Domestic
$m
Q4/15
-6 804
13 106
n.a
Central bank and other
depository corporations
$m
Q4/15
-3 931
1 880
n.a
Financial corps nec
$m
Q4/15
2 781
2 988
n.a
Non-financial corps
$m
Q4/15
-2 102
11 523
n.a
Households and NPISH
$m
Q4/15
3 651
5 144
n.a
Foreign
$m
Q4/15
669
4 735
n.a
Liabilities
$m
Q4/15
1 281
32 600
n.a
Domestic
$m
Q4/15
-2 668
22 331
n.a
Central bank and other
depository corporations
$m
Q4/15
78
13 629
n.a
Financial corps nec
$m
Q4/15
-4 115
8 180
n.a
Non-financial corps
$m
Q4/15
2 998
2 259
n.a
Households and NPISH
$m
Q4/15
-2 093
-2 148
n.a
Foreign
$m
Q4/15
3 949
10 269
n.a
Net errors and omissions (7)
$m
Q4/15
2 559
-6 129
n.a

Central government operations (Commonwealth Government Operations) (8) (9)
Revenue
$m
Mar/16
32 801
39 662
Expense
$m
Mar/16
34 876
33 315
Net Operating Balance
$m
Mar/16
-2 075
6 347
Net Acquisition of non-financial assets
$m
Mar/16
-544
113
Net Lending /(Borrowing)
$m
Mar/16
-1 530
6 234
Other Economic Flows
$m
Mar/16
1 526
-5 362
Change in Net Worth
$m
Mar/16
-549
985
Financing of the Change in Net Worth
$m
Mar/16
Cash and Deposits
$m
Mar/16
-2 156
2 633
Advances paid
$m
Mar/16
295
457
Investments, loans and placements
$m
Mar/16
12 662
5 107
Other receivables
$m
Mar/16
-446
1 129
Investments in other public sector entities
$m
Mar/16
418
610
Equity accounted investments
$m
Mar/16
0
-10
Investments - shares
$m
Mar/16
90
-378
Net Change in financial assets
$m
Mar/16
10 862
9 548
Net Change in Non-financial Assets
$m
Mar/16
486
122
Deposits held
$m
Mar/16
0
0
Government securities
$m
Mar/16
7 052
7 395
Loans
$m
Mar/16
4 515
-39
Other borrowing
$m
Mar/16
-5
-6
Superannuation liability
$m
Mar/16
454
668
Other employee liabilities
$m
Mar/16
306
132
Suppliers payable
$m
Mar/16
61
-2
Personal benefits payable
$m
Mar/16
52
764
Subsidies payable
$m
Mar/16
-50
164
Grants payable
$m
Mar/16
-2
-59
Other provisions and payables
$m
Mar/16
-486
-333
Net Incurrence of Liabilities
$m
Mar/16
11 897
8 684
Change in Net Worth
$m
Mar/16
-549
985
Total Liabilities, of which
$m
Q4/15
798 788
800 399
n.a
- Rest of World
$m
Q4/15
288 078
291 145
n.a

Central government debt (Commonwealth Government Debt)
Commonwealth Government Debt
(Total outstanding gross debt)
$m
Mar/16
469 913
462 861
2
By instrument (market value)
Bonds
$m
Mar/16
464 405
458 354
1
Treasury notes
$m
Mar/16
5 487
4 485
22
Other
$m
Mar/16
21
22
-4
By currency (market value)
Domestic currency
$m
Mar/16
469 905
462 852
2
Foreign currencies
$m
Mar/16
8
8
-10
By maturity (face value) (10)
Short-term (less than 1 year)
$m
Q1/16
21 400
24 400
-12
Medium & long-term (greater than 1 year)
$m
Q1/16
401 812
379 839
6
Debt Guaranteed by Government
$m
Q1/16
423 212
404 239
5


FINANCIAL SECTOR


SDDS Data Category
and Component
Unit
Description
Reference
Period for
latest data
Latest
data
Data for
previous
reference
period
% change
from
previous
reference
period
Further
information


Analytical accounts of the banking sector
Monetary aggregates
- Currency$b, Seasonally adjusted
Mar/16
67.4
66.9
0.8
- Broad money$b, Seasonally adjusted
Mar/16
1 880.7
1 867.9
0.6
Domestic credit to the public sector $b
Mar/16
237.2
232.5
2.0
Domestic credit to the private sector$b, Seasonally adjusted
Mar/16
2 541.4
2 531.4
0.4
External position (net)$b
Mar/16
392.7
402.9
-2.5
Analytical accounts of the central bank (11a)
Reserve money (11b)$m
May/18/16
94 030
94 242
-0.2
Domestic claims on the public sector (11c)$m
May/18/16
93 739
91 708
2.2
External position
- Gross foreign assets$m
May/18/16
79 393
76 049
4.4
- Gross foreign liabilities (11d)$m
May/18/16
13 296
9 821
35.4

Interest rates
- Interbank Overnight Cash Rate%
Daily
- 13 week Treasury Note%
Daily
- 10 year Treasury Bond%
Daily
Financial soundness indicators (12)
Quarterly

Stock market
- S&P/ASX 200(Dec 1979 = 500)
Daily



EXTERNAL SECTOR


SDDS Data Category
and Component
Unit
Description
Reference
Period for
latest data
Latest
data
Data for
previous
reference
period
% change
from
previous
reference
period
Further
information


Balance of Payments
(13)
Goods and services credits$m, Trend
Q4/15
78 185
78 663
-0.6
Goods and services debits$m, Trend
Q4/15
-88 345
-88 056
-0.3
Net primary income $m, Trend
Q4/15
-10 815
-10 293
-5.1
Net secondary income$m, Trend
Q4/15
-617
-612
-0.8
Balance on current account$m, Trend
Q4/15
-21 593
-20 298
-6.4
Balance on capital account$m
Q4/15
-128
-121
-5.8
Balance on financial account$m
Q4/15
20 994
21 614
-2.9

International Reserves
and
Foreign Currency Liquidity


Official Reserve Assets (14)$m (US)
Apr/16
50 308
49 265
2.1
Reserves Template

Mar/16
Merchandise trade
Exports (f.o.b.)$m
Mar/16
20 699
18 595
11.3
Imports (Customs Value)$m
Mar/16
20 466
20 581
-0.6

International Investment Position
(15) (13)
Foreign assets$m
Q4/15
-2 142 524
-2 194 463
2.4
Direct investment assets$m
Q4/15
-604 421
-618 214
2.2
Portfolio investment assets$m
Q4/15
-814 340
-815 448
0.1
- Equity$m
Q4/15
-512 361
-512 721
0.1
- Debt$m
Q4/15
-301 978
-302 727
0.2
Financial derivatives assets$m
Q4/15
-165 142
-222 942
25.9
Other investment assets$m
Q4/15
-491 182
-465 189
-5.6
Reserve assets$m
Q4/15
-67 440
-72 671
7.2
Foreign liabilities$m
Q4/15
3 086 171
3 118 923
-1.1
Direct investment liabilities$m
Q4/15
797 304
798 262
-0.1
Portfolio investment liabilities$m
Q4/15
1 622 744
1 623 592
-0.1
- Equity$m
Q4/15
460 400
439 453
4.8
- Debt$m
Q4/15
1 162 344
1 184 139
-1.8
Financial derivatives liabilities$m
Q4/15
180 551
219 993
-17.9
Other investment liabilities$m
Q4/15
485 572
477 076
1.8
External Debt (16)$m
Q4/15
1 911 243
1 925 717
-0.8

Exchange Rates
- Spot (17)
Daily
- Forward (18)
Daily
- Trade-weighted index
Daily


POPULATION


SDDS Data Category
and Component
Unit
Description
Reference
Period for
latest data
Latest
data
Data for
previous
reference
period
% change
from
previous
reference
period
Further
information

Population
Estimated resident population -
(Preliminary)
('000)
Sep Qtr 2015
23,860.1
23,777.8
0.3%


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Footnotes

1. Australia has taken a flexibility option on periodicity on these categories. Data are disseminated quarterly.

2. The reference period is a specific week in the middle month of the quarter.

3. Data for General Government Operations (GGO) are from two different sources with different release dates. Revenue, expenses, net operating balance, net acquisition of non-financial assets and net lending/borrowing are drawn from data compiled on a Government Finance Statistics (GFS) basis covering all levels of government in Australia while the data on financing are drawn from data compiled on a System of National Accounts 1993 (SNA93) basis. The quarterly GFS data are released approximately 2 months after the reference period while the quarterly financing data are released approximately 3 months after the reference period. When the reference period differs between the GFS and the national accounts data, the net errors and omissions in the GGO cannot be derived and will be shown as 'na', meaning it is not applicable.

4. The recognition of taxation revenue in GFS is based on the taxation liability method (TLM) where taxes are recognised the earlier of when an assessment of a tax liability is made, or a cash payment is received. This method is adopted in GFS as it currently provides more certainty in the recording of revenue and less possibility of material mis-statement. This recognition differs from the economic transactions method (ETM) used for the Australian national accounts that records taxation revenue when the associated economic activity has occurred.

5. Includes GFS depreciation for central government which is an accounting measure which does not align well with the Australian national accounts measure of consumption of fixed capital.

6. The Australian national accounts estimate may differ from the GFS estimate due to two issues. Firstly, the Australian national accounts estimate includes a measure of consumption of fixed capital that is an economic measure based on the expected economic life of an asset and current replacement costs, whereas the GFS estimate includes a measure of depreciation that is an accounting measure based on taxation guidelines for allowable depreciation and the original cost of the asset. Secondly, the Australian national accounts estimates include capitalised expenditure for intangible fixed assets which is recorded in the GFS as consumption expenditure.

7. Net lending derived from revenues and expenditures will differ from net lending derived from financing data because of different concepts, sources and methods employed. The net errors and omissions represent the difference between the net lending derived from GFS data and net lending derived from the national accounts data.

8. Financing of the change in net worth includes transactions and other economic flows

9. Net Lending/Borrowing plus Other Economic Flows does not equal the Change in Net Worth because transactions in Non Financial Assets are funded from transactions in Financial Assets and Liabilities

10. With the exception of Treasury Indexed Bonds which are valued at face value plus the capital accretion component.

11a. The RBA does not lend to the non-bank private sector and is not permitted to lend to banks, except in exceptional circumstances as lender of last-resort..

11b. Reserve money is obtained by summing “Australian notes on issue” and “Exchange Settlement Balances”, from the Reserve Bank’s Statement of Liabilities and Assets

11c.The weekly series uses the RBA's total Australian dollar investments as a proxy, which overstates the true amount as it also includes claims on Australian Depository Institutions. More accurate data are disseminated in the Central Bank Survey with a lag of one month.

11d. From 6 April 2016 the series includes both domestic and foreign currency liabilities, but excludes any domestic currency liabilities arising from swap line activation. Liabilities arising from swap line activation are included in the Central Bank Survey, which is disseminated with a lag of one month.

12. Quarterly data are provided to the IMF by the RBA.

13. As of September quarter 2009, this data is provided on a BPM6 basis.

14 Official reserve assets data have been adjusted for securities sold under repurchase agreements. Weekly data on the RBA's gross holdings of gold and foreign exchange assets are also published. However, these data are not adjusted for securities sold under repurchase agreements, and do not include the reserve position in the IMF.

15. More detailed International Investment Position data, including gross assets and liabilities, are published in ABS cat. no. 5302.0.

16. Gross external debt as defined in External Debt Statistics: Guide for Compilers and Users. More detail on these data are provided via the External Debt link.

17. Spot rates of the AUD against 13 currencies, the SDR and on a trade-weighted basis are updated daily and can be found in the link provided in the 'Further Information' section.

18. Historical data on 1,3 and 6 month forward margins against the USD are available from the Reserve Bank on request. Enquiries can be directed to International Department on (02) 9551 8457. The margins are the representative buying and selling quotations as determined by the RBA. The margins take the form of basis points which may be added to the spot exchange rate to derive the indicative forward rate.