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5671.0 - Lending Finance, Australia, Dec 2006  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 13/02/2007   
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DECEMBER KEY FIGURES

Nov 2006
Dec 2006
Nov 2006 to Dec 2006
$m
$m
% change

TREND ESTIMATES
Housing finance for owner occupation
13 760
13 752
-0.1
Personal finance
6 600
6 579
-0.3
Commercial finance
33 041
32 925
-0.4
Lease finance
525
535
1.9
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED ESTIMATES
Housing finance for owner occupation
13 725
13 875
1.1
Personal finance
6 581
6 516
-1.0
Commercial finance
33 199
31 918
-3.9
Lease finance
532
552
3.9

Personal finance
Graph: Personal Finance

Commercial finance
Graph: Commercial Finance



DECEMBER KEY POINTS


HOUSING FINANCE FOR OWNER OCCUPATION

December 2006 COMPARED WITH November 2006:

  • The total value of owner-occupied housing commitments excluding alterations and additions increased by 1.1% (seasonally adjusted), while the trend series fell 0.1%.


PERSONAL FINANCE

December 2006 COMPARED WITH November 2006:
  • The seasonally adjusted series for the value of total personal finance commitments fell by 1.0%. This decrease was due to a fall in revolving credit commitments (down 1.0%) and fixed lending commitments (down 0.9%).
  • The trend series for the value of total personal finance commitments fell 0.3%.


COMMERCIAL FINANCE

December 2006 COMPARED WITH November 2006:
  • The seasonally adjusted series for the value of total commercial finance commitments fell by 3.9%. This decrease was due to a fall in revolving credit commitments (down 11.8%), which more than offset a rise in fixed lending commitments (up 0.5%).
  • The trend series for the value of total commercial finance commitments fell by 0.4%. Decreases were recorded for fixed lending commitments (down 0.5%) and revolving credit commitments (down 0.1%).


LEASE FINANCE

December 2006 COMPARED WITH November 2006:
  • The value of total lease finance commitments (seasonally adjusted) increased by 3.9%. The lease finance trend series rose by 1.9%.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
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
June 2007 10 August 2007



CHANGES IN THIS ISSUE

There are no changes in this issue.



CHANGES IN FORTHCOMING ISSUES

The reclassification of some loans data was foreshadowed in the November 2006 issue. Work on this is continuing as respondents provide revised data. Revisions to previously published series will be incorporated as soon as practical.



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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