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1309.0 - Australia at a Glance, 2008  
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Image: Economy - Includes: National Accounts, Consumer Price Index, Balance of Payments, Finance, International Trade, International   Investment

ECONOMY



NATIONAL ACCOUNTS
Chain volume GDP and related measures(a)
2004-05
2005-06

GDP
$m
896,568
921,747
GDP
% change
2.7
2.8
GDP per capita
% change
1.5
1.5
a
Real net national disposable income(a)
% change
3.7
4.4
Multifactor productivity - Market sector(b)
% change
-1.1
0.0

(a) Reference year for chain volume measures is 2004-05.
(b) Gross domestic product per combined unit of labour and capital. Hours worked basis.


Average annual growth in Volume GDP(a) 1997 to 2006

Australia
3.5
Canada
3.4
France
2.2
Germany
1.5
Italy
1.4
Japan
1.0
New Zealand
3.2
United Kingdom
2.8
United States of America
3.1

(a) Based on real gross domestic product for all countries other than Japan which is based on real gross national product.

Source: OECD, Quarterly National Accounts, vol. 2007/1.


CONSUMER PRICE AND OTHER PRICE INDEXES(a)
2004-05
2005-06
2006-07

CPI, all groups
147.0
151.7
156.1
Stage of production (stage 3)(b)
116.1
120.4
124.2
Export
116.4
136.0
146.8
Import
112.8
117.0
115.7
Output of general construction(b)
130.2
136.5
142.3
Articles produced by manufacturing
139.3
149.4
156.4
Transport (freight) and storage(b)
111.2
115.9
118.6
Property and business services(b)
120.3
125.6
133.3

(a) Unless otherwise specified, reference base year is 1989-90 = 100.0.
(b) Reference base year is 1998-99 = 100.0.


INTERNATIONAL MERCHANDISE TRADE
2005-06
2006-07
$m
$m

Total exports
152,492
168,188
Total imports
167,503
180,763

2006-07
2006-07
Exports
Imports
Major merchandise commodities
$m
$m

Food and live animals
18,823
6,926
Beverages and tobacco
3,180
1,356
Crude materials, inedible, except fuels
41,305
2,442
Mineral fuels, lubricants and related materials
38,885
22,132
Animal and vegetable oils, fats and waxes
360
531
Chemicals and related products, n.e.s.
7,417
19,882
Manufactured goods classified chiefly by material
18,643
20,917
Machinery and transport equipment
13,043
76,783
Miscellaneous manufactured articles
4,926
24,201




INTERNATIONAL TRADE IN SERVICES
2005-06
2006-07
$m
$m

Total exports of services
41,849
46,233
Freight
608
617
Other transport
7,600
8,146
Travel
22,624
25,220
Other services
11,017
12,250
a
Total imports of services
41,078
44,476
Freight
7,776
8,044
Other transport
6,732
7,511
Travel
15,090
15,947
Other services
11,480
12,974




BALANCE OF PAYMENTS

2005-06
2006-07
$m
$m

Goods and services deficit
14,520
12,033
Income deficit
38,887
46,712
Current account deficit
53,884
59,189



INTERNATIONAL INVESTMENT POSITION
2006
2007
$m
$m

Foreign investment in Australia
1,320,776
1,565,715
Australian investment abroad
768,206
923,276
Net foreign debt at 30 June
500,779
544,075

2005-06
2006-07
%
%

Net foreign equity to GDP
5.4
9.6
Net foreign debt liability to GDP
51.8
53.1



FINANCE

2005-06
All Australian Governments, general government
$m

Revenue
363,701
Expenses
334,560
Tax levied on income of individuals/enterprises
176,194
Tax levied on provision of goods and services
75,994

2007
Financial institutions, financial assets 30 June
$m

Banks
1,653,523
Life insurance corporations
254,290
Pension funds
1,072,545
Other insurance corporations
129,527
Central borrowing authorities
127,472
Financial intermediaries n.e.c.
627,925

2006-07
Financial institutions, lending commitments
$m

Housing finance
173,749
Personal finance
80,061
Commercial finance
453,780
Lease finance
6,325


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