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1345.0 - Key Economic Indicators, 2012  
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  • Key Economic Indicators

This table contains a summary of Australia's key economic indicators. Data contained in this table is updated as soon as it becomes available. Please also see Measures of Australia's Progress which is a summary of key social, environmental and economic national progress indicators.

National Accounts
International Accounts
Consumption and Investment
Production
Prices
Labour Force and Demography
Incomes
Housing Finance


Main
Features
Period
Units
Value
Change
Previous
Period
Change
Corresponding
Period Last
Year
National Accounts
Gross domestic product GDP, Chain volume measures - TrendSep Qtr 2013$m
386 925
0.6%
2.3%
Gross domestic product GDP, Chain volume measures - Annual2012-13$m
1 525 494
2.7%
n.a

International Accounts
Balance on Goods and Services - TrendDec 2013
$m
184
..
..
Total Goods and Services Credits - TrendDec 2013
$m
28 006
1.0%
12.9%
Total Goods and Services Debits - TrendDec 2013
$m
27 822
0.1%
4.3%
Balance on Current Account - Trend Sep Qtr 2013
$m
-11 553
1.8%
25.7%
Net International Investment Position (IIP) - OriginalSep Qtr 2013
$m
854 866
5.3%
3.7%
Net Foreign Debt - OriginalSep Qtr 2013
$m
829 062
4.6%
11.1%

Consumption and investment
Retail turnover at current prices - TrendDec 2013
$m
22567.8
0.6%
4.6%
Actual New Capital Expenditure in volume terms - TrendSep Qtr 2013
$m
40 271
1.6%
-1.8%
Inventories held by Private Businesses, in volume terms - TrendSep 2013
$m
156 814
-0.1%
0.0%
Total new motor vehicle sales - TrendDec 2013
no.
95 401
0.3%
-0.8%

Production
Income from sales of goods and services by Manufacturers in volume terms - TrendSep 2013
$m
88 960
-0.4%
-2.0%
Dwelling unit approvals - TrendDec 2013
no.
16 583
1.5%
25.0%
Building approvals -TrendDec 2013
$m
8 444.6
3.1%
26.5%
Total dwelling units commenced - trendJun Qtr 2012
no.
33 125
-2.1%
-14.0%
Building work done - Chain Volume Measures - TrendSep Qtr 2013
$m
20 843.4
0.6 %
3.0 %
Engineering construction work done - Chain Volume Measures - trendSep Qtr 2013
$m
31 970.0
0.9 %
–1.9

Prices
Consumer price index (2011-12 = 100.0) - OriginalDec Qtr 2013
Index no.
104.8
0.8%
2.7%
Producer Price Indexes, Final Demand (2011-12 = 100.0) - OriginalDec Qtr 2013
Index no.
103.0
+0.2%
+1.9%
Import price index (2011-12 = 100.0) - OriginalDec Qtr 2013
Index no.
104.9
–0.6%
+5.2%
Export price index (2011-12 = 100.0) - OriginalDec Qtr 2013
Index no.
93.8
–0.5%
+6.2%
Wage Price Index (2008-2009 = 100.0) - OriginalSep Qtr 2013
Index no.
116.6
1.0%
2.7%

Labour Force and Demography
Employed persons - TrendDec 2013
'000
11 636.6
0.0%
0.4%
Participation rate - TrendDec 2013
%
64.7
-0.1 pts
-0.6 pts
Unemployment rate - TrendDec 2013
%
5.8
0.0 pts
0.4 pts
Employment to Population ratio - Trend Dec 2013
%
60.9
-0.1 pts
-0.8 pts
Job Vacancies - TrendNov 2013
'000
140.0
-0.3%
-14.9%
Estimated resident population - (Preliminary)Jun Qtr 2013
'000
23 130.9
0.42%
1.8%
Short-term overseas visitor arrivals - TrendNov 2013
'000
548.1
0.3%
4.5%
For unemployment and participation rates, the changes are given as percentage points.

Incomes
Company gross operating profits (in current price terms) - TrendSep 2013
$m
66 515
2.3%
7.1%
Average weekly earnings, full-time adults: ordinary time - TrendMay 2013
$
1 422.70
2.2%
5.1%
Company Profits before Income Tax (5676.0) has been omitted from this table since the December Quarter 2006 as it is not directly used in compiling National Accounts estimates.
np not published
na not available

Housing Finance
Housing finance for owner occupation, dwellings financed - TrendNov 2013
no.
52454
0.6%
15.40%

na not available
np not published
. . not applicable or not available



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