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1309.0 - Australia at a Glance, 2007  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 24/01/2007   
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Image: Economy - Includes: National Accounts, Consumer Price and Other Price Indexes, International Merchandise Trade, International Trade in Services, Balance of Payments, International Investment Position, Finance

ECONOMY



NATIONAL ACCOUNTS
Chain volume GDP and related measures(a)
2003-04
2004-05

GDP
$m
838,251
857,765
GDP
% change
4.0
2.3
GDP per capita
% change
2.8
1.2
a
Real net national disposable income(a)
% change
5.5
3.3
Multifactor productivity - Market sector(b)
% change
1.6
-1.7

(a) Reference year for chain volume measures is 2003-04.
(b) Gross domestic product per combined unit of labour and capital. Hours worked basis.


Average annual growth in Volume GDP(a) 1996 to 2005

Australia
3.2
Canada
3.2
France
2.1
Germany
1.3
Italy
1.2
Japan
1.0
New Zealand
2.9
United Kingdom
2.5
United States of America
2.9

(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. 2006/1.


CONSUMER PRICE AND OTHER PRICE INDEXES(a)
2003-04
2004-05
2005-06

CPI, all groups
143.5
147.0
151.7
Stage of production (stage 3)(b)
112.0
116.1
120.4
Export
102.5
116.4
136.0
Import
112.3
112.8
117.0
Output of general construction(b)
121.1
130.2
136.5
Articles produced by manufacturing
130.4
139.3
149.4
Transport (freight) and storage(b)
107.1
111.2
115.9
Property and business services(b)
117.3
120.3
125.6

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


INTERNATIONAL MERCHANDISE TRADE
2004-05
2005-06
$m
$m

Total exports
126,823
151,792
Total imports
149,469
167,603

2005-06
2005-06
Exports
Imports
Major merchandise commodities
$m
$m

Food and live animals
19,227
5,920
Beverages and tobacco
2,984
1,127
Crude materials, inedible, except fuels
33,990
1,974
Mineral fuels, lubricants and related materials
38,882
21,600
Animal and vegetable oils, fats and waxes
320
414
Chemicals and related products, n.e.s.
6,605
18,474
Manufactured goods classified chiefly by material
14,898
18,439
Machinery and transport equipment
13,368
72,533
Miscellaneous manufactured articles
4,577
22,145




INTERNATIONAL TRADE IN SERVICES
2004-05
2005-06
$m
$m

Total exports of services
36,487
38,203
Freight
776
620
Other transport
7,298
7,693
Travel
19,068
20,099
Other services
9,345
9,791
a
Total imports of services
Freight
7,500
7,779
Other transport
5,703
5,949
Travel
14,585
14,678
Other services
10,223
10,500




BALANCE OF PAYMENTS

2004-05
2005-06
$m
$m

Goods and services deficit
24,491
16,516
Income deficit
32,444
37,467
Current account deficit
57,355
54,420



INTERNATIONAL INVESTMENT POSITION
2005
2006
$m
$m

Foreign investment in Australia
1,108,405
1,305,761
Australian investment abroad
604,661
764,892
Net foreign debt at 30 June
431,941
493,828

2004-05
2005-06
%
%

Net foreign equity to GDP
8.0
5.0
Net foreign debt liability to GDP
48.3
52.2



FINANCE

2004-05
All Australian Governments, general government
$m

Revenue
335,680
Expenses
316,260
Tax levied on income of individuals/enterprises
162,974
Tax levied on provision of goods and services
72,861

2006
Financial institutions, financial assets 30 June
$b

Banks
1,423.5
Life insurance corporations
230.7
Pension funds
840.6
Other insurance corporations
117.2
Central borrowing authorities
112.0
Financial intermediaries n.e.c.
521.0

2005-06
Financial institutions, lending commitments
$m

Housing finance
155,021
Personal finance
76,340
Commercial finance
363,003
Lease finance
6,848


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