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5671.0 - Lending Finance, Australia, Jan 2012  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 15/03/2012   
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JANUARY KEY FIGURES

Dec 2011
Jan 2012
Dec 2011 to Jan 2012
$m
$m
% change

TREND ESTIMATES
Housing finance for owner occupation(a)
13 965
14 075
0.8
Personal finance
7 302
7 295
-0.1
Commercial finance
33 114
32 690
-1.3
Lease finance
460
466
1.4
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED ESTIMATES
Housing finance for owner occupation(a)
14 138
14 153
0.1
Personal finance
7 126
7 436
4.3
Commercial finance
32 456
32 098
-1.1
Lease finance
433
473
9.4

(a) Excludes alterations and additions

Personal Finance
Graph: Personal Finance

Commercial Finance
Graph: Commercial Finance




JANUARY KEY POINTS


JANUARY 2012 COMPARED WITH DECEMBER 2011:

HOUSING FINANCE FOR OWNER OCCUPATION
  • The total value of owner occupied housing commitments excluding alterations and additions rose 0.8% in trend terms and the seasonally adjusted series rose 0.1%.


PERSONAL FINANCE
  • The trend series for the value of total personal finance commitments fell 0.1%. Fixed lending commitments fell 0.2%, while revolving credit commitments were flat (0.0%).
  • The seasonally adjusted series for the value of total personal finance commitments rose 4.3%. Revolving credit commitments rose 8.7% and fixed lending commitments rose 0.7%.


COMMERCIAL FINANCE
  • The trend series for the value of total commercial finance commitments fell 1.3%. Revolving credit commitments fell 3.5% and fixed lending commitments fell 0.3%.
  • The seasonally adjusted series for the value of total commercial finance commitments fell 1.1% in January 2012, following a fall of 0.5% in December 2011. Fixed lending commitments fell 2.1%, after a 2.6% rise in the previous month. Revolving credit commitments rose 1.3%, after a fall of 7.1% in the previous month.


LEASE FINANCE
  • The trend series for the value of total lease finance commitments rose 1.4% and the seasonally adjusted series rose 9.4%.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
February 2012 16 April 2012
March 2012 16 May 2012
April 2012 12 June 2012
May 2012 16 July 2012
June 2012 13 August 2012
July 2012 11 September 2012



REVISIONS

In this issue revisions have been made to the original series as a result of improved reporting of survey and administrative data. These revisions have impacted on:
  • Personal finance values for the period December 2011
  • Commercial finance values for the period December 2011
  • Owner occupied housing finance values for the period October 2011 to December 2011.

Seasonally adjusted and trend series have been revised as a result of revisions to the original series, the incorporation of estimates for the latest month and the revision of seasonal factors due to the concurrent seasonal adjustment methodology.


INQUIRIES

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