1345.0 - Key Economic Indicators, 2016  
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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 2015
$m
415 021
0.7%
2.8%
Gross domestic product GDP, Chain volume measures - Annual2014-15
$m
1 620 073
2.2%
na

International Accounts
Balance on Goods and Services - TrendMar 2016
$m
-2 836
8.1%
-13.8%
Total Goods and Services Credits - TrendMar 2016
$m
25 628
0.1%
-3.3%
Total Goods and Services Debits - TrendMar 2016
$m
28 465
-0.8%
-1.8%
Balance on Current Account - Trend Dec Qtr 2015
$m
-21 593
-6.4
-68.0
Net International Investment Position (IIP) - OriginalDec Qtr 2015
$m
943 647
2.1
7.1
Net Foreign Debt - OriginalDec Qtr 2015
$m
1 005 567
0.3
7.0

Consumption and investment
Retail turnover at current prices - TrendMarch 2016
$m
24930.9
0.2%
3.6%
Actual New Capital Expenditure in volume terms - TrendDec Qtr 2015
$m
31302
-4.0%
-17.7%
Inventories held by Private Businesses, in volume terms - TrendDec 2015
$m
154 304
-0.1%
0.0%
Total new motor vehicle sales - TrendApril 2016
no.
98 460
0.3%
3.5%

Production
Income from sales of goods and services by Manufacturers in volume terms - TrendDec 2015
$m
83 133
-1.1%
-7.9%
Dwelling unit approvals - TrendMar 2016
no.
18 754
0.6%
-7.9%
Building approvals -TrendMar 2016
$m
8 137.5
-0.9%
-6.2%
Total dwelling units commenced - trendDec 2015
no.
54 829
-1.5%
4.6%
Building work done - Chain Volume Measures - TrendDec Qtr 2015
$m
24 750.4
1.0 %
5.8 %
Engineering construction work done - Chain Volume Measures - trendDec Qtr 2015
$m
24 449.2
-3.9 %
-9.3 %

Prices
Consumer price index (2011-12 = 100.0) - OriginalMar Qtr 2016
Index no.
108.2
-0.2
1.3
Producer Price Indexes, Final Demand (2011-12 = 100.0) - OriginalMar Qtr 2016
Index no.
105.9
0.2%
+1.2%
Import price index (2011-12 = 100.0) - OriginalMar Qtr 2016
Index no.
104.5
3.0%
0.5%
Export price index (2011-12 = 100.0) - OriginalMar Qtr 2016
Index no.
72.9
4.7%
13.8%
Wage Price Index (2008-2009 = 100.0) - OriginalMar Qtr 2016
Index no.
123.2
0.4%
2.1%

Labour Force and Demography
Employed persons - TrendApr 2016
'000
11 910.8
0.0%
2.0%
Participation rate - TrendApr 2016
%
64.9
-0.1 pts
0.1 pts
Unemployment rate - TrendApr 2016
%
5.7
0.0 pts
-0.4 pts
Employment to Population ratio - Trend Apr 2016
%
61.1
0.0 pts
0.3 pts
Job Vacancies - TrendFeb 2016
'000
172.9
3.1%
13.4%
Estimated resident population - (Preliminary)Sep Qtr 2015
'000
23,860.1
0.3%
1.3%
Short-term overseas visitor arrivals - Trend (a)Mar 2016
'000
658.9
0.3%
8.7%
For unemployment and participation rates, the changes are given as percentage points.

Incomes
Company gross operating profits (in current price terms) - TrendDec 2015
$m
63 534
-0.6%
-0.8%
Average weekly earnings, full-time adults: ordinary time - TrendNov 2015
$
1499.30
np
1.7%

Housing Finance
Housing finance for owner occupation, dwellings financed - TrendMarch 2016
no.
56818
-0.2%
5.5%

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.