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5671.0 - Lending Finance, Australia, Apr 2014  
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 13/06/2014   
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APRIL KEY FIGURES

Mar 2014
Apr 2014
Mar 2014 to Apr 2014
$m
$m
% change

TREND ESTIMATES
Housing finance for owner occupation(a)
16 787
16 853
0.4
Personal finance
8 120
8 092
-0.3
Commercial finance
41 932
42 777
2.0
Lease finance
414
410
-1.0
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED ESTIMATES
Housing finance for owner occupation(a)
16 681
16 911
1.4
Personal finance
8 133
7 950
-2.2
Commercial finance
41 395
43 802
5.8
Lease finance
453
361
-20.3

(a) Excludes alterations and additions

Personal Finance
Graph: Lending finance adjusted time series all lenders, total personal finance commitments, total

Commercial Finance
Graph: Commercial Finance




APRIL KEY POINTS


APRIL 2014 COMPARED WITH MARCH 2014:

HOUSING FINANCE FOR OWNER OCCUPATION
  • The total value of owner occupied housing commitments excluding alterations and additions rose 0.4% in trend terms, and the seasonally adjusted series rose 1.4%.


PERSONAL FINANCE
  • The trend series for the value of total personal finance commitments fell 0.3%. Revolving credit commitments fell 0.5% and fixed lending commitments fell 0.2%.
  • The seasonally adjusted series for the value of total personal finance commitments fell 2.2%. Revolving credit commitments fell 3.3% and fixed lending commitments fell 1.4%.


COMMERCIAL FINANCE
  • The trend series for the value of total commercial finance commitments rose 2.0%. Revolving credit commitments rose 3.3% and fixed lending commitments rose 1.6%.
  • The seasonally adjusted series for the value of total commercial finance commitments rose 5.8% in April 2014, following a rise of 3.9% in March 2014. Fixed lending commitments rose 6.3%, following a rise of 1.6% in the previous month. Revolving credit commitments rose 4.3%, following a rise of 11.4% in the previous month.


LEASE FINANCE
  • The trend series for the value of total lease finance commitments fell 1.0% and the seasonally adjusted series fell 20.3%, after a rise of 7.5% in March 2014.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
May 2014 14 July 2014
June 2014 11 August 2014
July 2014 12 September 2014
August 2014 13 October 2014
September 2014 12 November 2014
October 2014 12 December 2014



REVISIONS
  • In this issue revisions have been made to the original series as a result of improved reporting of survey and administrative data. These revisions have impacted on:
  • Personal finance values for March 2014
  • Commercial finance values for the periods of December 2014 to March 2014

Seasonally adjusted and trend series are revised as a result of revisions to the original series, the incorporation of estimates for the latest month and the revision of seasonal factors due to the concurrent seasonal adjustment methodology.


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