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5671.0 - Lending Finance, Australia, Nov 2006  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 17/01/2007   
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NOVEMBER KEY FIGURES

Oct 2006
Nov 2006
Oct 2006 to
Nov 2006
$m
$m
% change

TREND ESTIMATES
Housing finance for owner occupation
13 733
13 652
-0.6
Personal finance
6 627
6 601
-0.4
Commercial finance
33 666
33 643
-0.1
Lease finance
508
505
-0.6
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED ESTIMATES
Housing finance for owner occupation
13 750
13 631
-0.9
Personal finance
6 702
6 621
-1.2
Commercial finance
37 770
33 319
-11.8
Lease finance
518
519
0.2

Personal finance
Graph: PERSONAL FINANCE

Commercial finance
Graph: COMMERCIAL FINANCE



NOVEMBER KEY POINTS


HOUSING FINANCE FOR OWNER OCCUPATION

November 2006 COMPARED WITH October 2006:

  • The total value of owner-occupied housing commitments excluding alterations and additions decreased by 0.9% (seasonally adjusted), while the trend series fell 0.6%.


PERSONAL FINANCE

November 2006 COMPARED WITH October 2006:
  • The seasonally adjusted series for the value of total personal finance commitments fell by 1.2%. This decrease was due to a fall in revolving credit commitments (down 3.9%) more than offsetting an increase in fixed lending commitments (up 2.2%).
  • The trend series for the value of total personal finance fell 0.4%.


COMMERCIAL FINANCE

November 2006 COMPARED WITH October 2006:
  • The seasonally adjusted series for the value of total commercial finance commitments fell by 11.8%. This decrease was due to a fall in both revolving credit commitments (down 20.6%) and fixed lending commitments (down 6.0%).
  • The trend series for the value of total commercial finance commitments fell by 0.1%. A decrease in fixed lending commitments (down 0.6%), more than offset an increase in revolving credit commitments (up 1.1%).


LEASE FINANCE

November 2006 COMPARED WITH October 2006:
  • Lease finance commitments (seasonally adjusted) increased by 0.2%. The lease finance trend series fell by 0.6%.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
December 2006 13 February 2007
January 2007 14 March 2007
February 2007 13 April 2007
March 2007 15 May 2007
April 2007 12 June 2007
May 2007 11 July 2007



CHANGES IN THIS ISSUE

Data in this publication has undergone the annual seasonal reanalysis review, resulting in improvements in the quality of some series.



CHANGES IN FORTHCOMING ISSUES

Some reclassifications of loans data is expected in the December 2006 and January 2007 publications, as a number of respondents are reviewing their classification of commitments. These reclassifications may cause revisions to previously published series.



INQUIRIES

For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 or Michael Abbondante on Canberra (02) 6252 6707.


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