5232.0 - Australian National Accounts: Financial Accounts, Mar 2008
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 27/06/2008
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Deposit liabilities increased to $1,234.8b at the end of March 2008, following transactions of $37.4b during the quarter compared with transactions of -$31.9b in the previous quarter. The major contributors were other depository corporations which accepted $18.1b and banks which accepted $8.7b (down $19.1b on that accepted last quarter). Domestic sectors deposited a net $11.7b with the rest of the world, of which deposits by banks was $6.6b and the central bank, $4.0b.
Short term security liabilities increased to $648.5b at the end of March 2008. There were net issuances of $18.0b, comprising $4.0b in issues of bills of exchange and $14.0b in one name paper. Total long term debt security liabilities increased to $994.4b, following net issues of $47.2b during the quarter. Banks issued bonds worth net $41.2b, of which $11.8b was issued domestically and $29.4b offshore. Financial intermediaries n.e.c.had net issues of $4.7b, of which $10.5b were issued in the domestic market and $5.7b were redeemed offshore. Private non-financial corporations, national general government and the rest of the world issued net $2.7b, $0.8b and $0.5b respectively.
The value of derivative contracts on issue increased by $56.1b to $278.9b. Components of the increase were net settlements of $3.6b and valuation increases of $59.7b.
Loan liabilities rose to $2,757.3b at the end of March 2008, following transactions of $12.8b during the quarter. Households borrowed $20.5b, private non-financial corporations, $10.1b, rest of world, $8.3b and financial intermediaries n.e.c, $5.6b.
The listed share market decreased by $257.7b to $1,371.1b at the end of March 2008, with valuation decreases of $266.5b and issues of $8.8b. Private non-financial corporations issued $7.4b, banks issued $0.8b and financial Intermediaries n.e.c. $0.7b. The value of the unlisted share market decreased by $67.5b to $1,114.4b at the end of March 2008, with issues of $12.1b and valuation decreases of $79.6b. Rest of world issued $10.4b and private non-financial corporations issued $3.4b during the quarter.
At the end of March 2008, the reserves of life offices and pension funds were $1,115.5b following transactions during the quarter of $14.1b and valuation decrease of $105.7b. General insurance prepayments and reserves were $68.9b.
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