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5671.0 - Lending Finance, Australia, Feb 2009  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 14/04/2009   
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FEBRUARY KEY FIGURES

Jan 2009
Feb 2009
Jan 2009 to Feb 2009
$m
$m
% change

TREND ESTIMATES
Housing finance for owner occupation
13 890
14 281
2.8
Personal finance
6 393
6 456
1.0
Commercial finance
27 835
27 106
-2.6
Lease finance
486
474
-2.4
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED ESTIMATES
Housing finance for owner occupation
14 132
14 509
2.7
Personal finance
6 508
6 493
-0.2
Commercial finance
29 371
25 053
-14.7
Lease finance
456
463
1.7


Personal finance
Graph: PERSONAL FINANCE

Commercial finance
Graph: COMMERCIAL FINANCE




FEBRUARY KEY POINTS


FEBRUARY 2009 COMPARED WITH JANUARY 2009:

HOUSING FINANCE FOR OWNER OCCUPATION
  • The total value of owner occupied housing commitments excluding alterations and additions increased 2.8% in trend terms and the seasonally adjusted series rose 2.7%.


PERSONAL FINANCE
  • The trend series for the value of total personal finance increased 1.0%, with increases recorded in both revolving credit commitments (up 1.1%) and fixed lending commitments (up 0.9%).
  • The seasonally adjusted series for the value of total personal finance commitments decreased 0.2%. Revolving credit commitments decreased 1.5%, while fixed lending commitments increased 1.5%.


COMMERCIAL FINANCE
  • The trend series for the value of total commercial finance commitments decreased 2.6%, due to a fall in fixed lending commitments (down 3.2%). Revolving credit commitments fell 1.5%.
  • The seasonally adjusted series for the value of total commercial finance commitments decreased 14.7%, due mainly to a fall in revolving credit commitments (down 25.6%). Fixed lending commitments fell 7.5%.


LEASE FINANCE
  • Lease finance commitments decreased 2.4% in trend terms, while the seasonally adjusted series rose 1.7%.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
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
August 2009 12 October 2009



REVISIONS

Minor revisions were made to Housing Finance and substantial revisions were made to Commercial Finance; Revolving Credit for January 2009 due to the correction of previously misreported administrative and survey data.


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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