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5232.0 - Australian National Accounts: Financial Accounts, Mar 2007  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 29/06/2007   
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ANALYSIS AND COMMENTS MARKET SUMMARY


FINANCIAL MARKET ANALYSIS

Selected Financial Instruments

Outstanding
at end
Transactions
during
Other changes
during
Outstanding
at end
Dec Qtr 2006
Mar Qtr 2007
Mar Qtr 2007
Mar Qtr 2007
Selected Financial Instruments
$b
$b
$b
$b

Currency and deposits
1 079.7
30.0
-1.4
1 108.3
Short term debt securities
474.8
0.9
-2.9
472.9
Long term debt securities
893.2
38.1
-15.9
915.4
Derivatives
193.1
-14.4
12.3
191.1
Loans and placements
2 330.9
68.8
8.7
2 408.4
Listed shares
1 407.3
20.9
57.4
1 485.7
Unlisted shares
1 160.5
23.7
22.6
1 206.8
Reserves of life offices and pension funds
1 017.7
18.2
30.8
1 066.7
General insurance prepayments and reserves
64.6
-0.9
0.0
63.7


Deposit liabilities increased to $1,108.3b at the end of March 2007, following transactions of $30.0b during the quarter, compared with transactions of $59.1b in the previous quarter. Banks accepted $10.0b (down $23.5b on that accepted last quarter), other depository corporations accepted $6.5b (down $5.0b), and the central bank accepted $5.6b (down $4.5b).


Short term security liabilities increased to $472.8b at the end of March 2007. There were net issues of $0.9b, comprised of $4.0b in issues of bills of exchange and -$3.1b in one name paper. Total long term debt security liabilities increased to $915.4b at the end of March 2007, following issues of $38.1b during the quarter of which $9.0b was issued domestically and $29.1b was issued offshore. Banks issued bonds worth net $17.8b, of which $5.8b was issued domestically and $12.0b issued offshore. Financial Intermediaries n.e.c. issued bonds worth net $12.4b of which $10.2b was issued offshore, and private non-financial corporations issued net $8.2b, of which $8.6b was issued offshore.


The value of derivative contracts on issue at the end of March 2007 decreased by $2.0b to $191.1b. Components of the increase were net issues of -$14.4b and valuation increases of $12.4b.


Loan liabilities rose to $2,408.4b at the end of March 2007, following transactions of $68.8b during the quarter. Borrowing by pension funds was $23.4b, households borrowed $21.1b, and private non-financial corporations borrowed $13.5b.


The listed share market increased by $78.4b to $1,485.7b at the end of March 2007, with issues of $20.9b and valuation increases of $57.5b. Private non-financial corporations had issues of $9.4b and banks issued $7.5b. The value of the unlisted share market increased to $1,206.8b at the end of March 2007, with issues of $23.7b and valuation increases of $22.6b. Rest of the world had issues of $15.0b and financial intermediaries n.e.c. issued $3.5b.


At the end of March 2007, the reserves of life offices and pension funds were $1,066.7b following transactions during the quarter of $18.2b and valuation increases of $30.8b. General insurance prepayments and reserves were $63.7b.


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