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5671.0 - Lending Finance, Australia, Jan 2009  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 16/03/2009   
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JANUARY KEY FIGURES

Dec 2008
Jan 2009
Dec 2008 to Jan 2009
$m
$m
% change

TREND ESTIMATES
Housing finance for owner occupation
13 283
13 614
2.5
Personal finance
6 310
6 346
0.6
Commercial finance
29 841
29 717
-0.4
Lease finance
498
488
-2.0
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED ESTIMATES
Housing finance for owner occupation
13 673
13 989
2.3
Personal finance
6 402
6 492
1.4
Commercial finance
29 122
31 029
6.5
Lease finance
535
443
-17.4


Personal finance
Graph: PERSONAL FINANCE

Commercial finance
Graph: COMMERCIAL FINANCE




JANUARY KEY POINTS


JANUARY 2009 COMPARED WITH DECEMBER 2008:

HOUSING FINANCE FOR OWNER OCCUPATION
  • The total value of owner occupied housing commitments excluding alterations and additions increased in trend terms (up 2.5%) and the seasonally adjusted series rose 2.3%.


PERSONAL FINANCE
  • The trend series for the value of total personal finance increased 0.6%, with increases recorded in revolving credit commitments (up 0.8%) and fixed lending commitments (up 0.2%).
  • The seasonally adjusted series for the value of total personal finance commitments increased 1.4%. Revolving credit commitments increased 3.4%, while fixed lending commitments decreased 1.1%.


COMMERCIAL FINANCE
  • The trend series for the value of total commercial finance commitments decreased 0.4%. Fixed lending commitments fell 2.0%, while revolving credit commitments rose 2.3%.
  • The seasonally adjusted series for the value of total commercial finance commitments increased 6.5%, due to a rise in revolving credit commitments (up 14.7%). Fixed lending commitments also rose (up 1.2%).


LEASE FINANCE
  • Lease finance commitments (trend) decreased 2.0% and the seasonally adjusted series fell 17.4%.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
February 2009 14 April 2009
March 2009 14 May 2009
April 2009 15 June 2009
May 2009 13 July 2009
June 2009 11 August 2009
July 2009 14 September 2009



REVISIONS

Revisions were made to Housing and Commercial Finance to include the latest available administrative and survey data. Revisions have been incorporated in all states and territories for all months from August 2008 for Housing Finance, and from October 2008 for Commercial Finance.


INQUIRIES

For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 or Philip Beresford on Canberra (02) 6252 6052.


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