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1345.0 - Key Economic Indicators, 2014  
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This table contains a summary of Australia's key economic indicators. Data contained in this table is updated as soon as it becomes available. Please also see Measures of Australia's Progress which is a summary of key social, environmental and economic national progress indicators.

National Accounts
International Accounts
Consumption and Investment
Production
Prices
Labour Force and Demography
Incomes
Housing Finance


Main
Features
Period
Units
Value
Change
Previous
Period
Change
Corresponding
Period Last
Year
National Accounts
Gross domestic product GDP, Chain volume measures - TrendDec Qtr 2013
$m
390325
0.7%
2.7%
Gross domestic product GDP, Chain volume measures - Annual2012-13
$m
1525441
2.6%
n.a

International Accounts
Balance on Goods and Services - TrendFeb 2014
$m
1 229
33.4%
..
Total Goods and Services Credits - TrendFeb 2014
$m
29 677
1.6%
17.1%
Total Goods and Services Debits - TrendFeb 2014
$m
28 448
0.6%
7.5%
Balance on Current Account - Trend Dec Qtr 2013
$m
-11 054
3.4%
23.5%
Net International Investment Position (IIP) - OriginalDec Qtr 2013
$m
829 797
-1.9%
0.2%
Net Foreign Debt - OriginalDec Qtr 2013
$m
852 871
4.2%
12.9%

Consumption and investment
Retail turnover at current prices - TrendFeb 2014
$m
22986.3
0.7%
5.9%
Actual New Capital Expenditure in volume terms - TrendDec Qtr 2013
$m
39126
-0.7%
-2.7%
Inventories held by Private Businesses, in volume terms - TrendDec 2013
$m
156 180
-0.3%
-0.7%
Total new motor vehicle sales - TrendMar 2014
no.
92 699
-0.5%
-2.4%

Production
Income from sales of goods and services by Manufacturers in volume terms - TrendDec 2013
$m
89 531
0.2%
-0.9%
Dwelling unit approvals - TrendFeb 2014
no.
17 073
0.7%
27.6%
Building approvals -TrendFeb 2014
$m
8 303.8
0.2%
18.5%
Total dwelling units commenced - trendJun Qtr 2012
no.
33 125
-2.1%
-14.0%
Building work done - Chain Volume Measures - TrendDec Qtr 2013
$m
20958.5
0.2 %
2.7 %
Engineering construction work done - Chain Volume Measures - trendDec Qtr 2013
$m
32448.2
1.3 %
1.1%

Prices
Consumer price index (2011-12 = 100.0) - OriginalMar Qtr 2014
Index no.
105.4
0.6%
2.9%
Producer Price Indexes, Final Demand (2011-12 = 100.0) - OriginalDec Qtr 2013
Index no.
103.0
+0.2%
+1.9%
Import price index (2011-12 = 100.0) - OriginalDec Qtr 2013
Index no.
104.9
–0.6%
+5.2%
Export price index (2011-12 = 100.0) - OriginalDec Qtr 2013
Index no.
93.8
–0.5%
+6.2%
Wage Price Index (2008-2009 = 100.0) - OriginalDec Qtr 2013
Index no.
117.2
0.5%
2.5%

Labour Force and Demography
Employed persons - TrendMar 2014
'000
11 531.6
0.1%
0.7%
Participation rate - TrendMar 2014
%
64.7
0.0 pts
-0.4 pts
Unemployment rate - TrendMar 2014
%
6.0
0.0 pts
0.4 pts
Employment to Population ratio - Trend Mar 2014
%
60.9
0.0 pts
-0.7 pts
Job Vacancies - TrendFeb 2014
'000
140.8
0.3%
-7.5%
Estimated resident population - (Preliminary)Sep Qtr 2013
'000
23,235.8
0.43%
1.78%
Short-term overseas visitor arrivals - Trend (a)Feb 2014
'000
562.6
0.6%
9.6%
For unemployment and participation rates, the changes are given as percentage points.

Incomes
Company gross operating profits (in current price terms) - TrendDec 2013
$m
68 138
2.2%
9.5%
Average weekly earnings, full-time adults: ordinary time - TrendNov 2013
$
1437.70
np
3.2%
Company Profits before Income Tax (5676.0) has been omitted from this table since the December Quarter 2006 as it is not directly used in compiling National Accounts estimates.
np not published
na not available

Housing Finance
Housing finance for owner occupation, dwellings financed - TrendFeb 2014
no.
52082
0.2%
11.5%

na not available
np not published
. . not applicable or not available
(a) Data revised from July 2004 to December 2013. For information see Explanatory Note 12 & 13.



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