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5671.0 - Lending Finance, Australia, May 2013  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 15/07/2013   
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MAY KEY FIGURES

Apr 2013
May 2013
Apr 2013 to May 2013
$m
$m
% change

TREND ESTIMATES
Housing finance for owner occupation(a)
14 704
14 909
1.4
Personal finance
8 115
8 200
1.0
Commercial finance
30 606
30 988
1.2
Lease finance
502
499
-0.5
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED ESTIMATES
Housing finance for owner occupation(a)
14 689
15 022
2.3
Personal finance
8 345
8 087
-3.1
Commercial finance
30 964
31 747
2.5
Lease finance
503
482
-4.2

(a) Excludes alterations and additions

Personal Finance
Graph: Personal Finance

Commercial Finance
Graph: Commercial Finance




MAY KEY POINTS


MAY 2013 COMPARED WITH APRIL 2013:

HOUSING FINANCE FOR OWNER OCCUPATION
  • The total value of owner occupied housing commitments excluding alterations and additions rose 1.4% in trend terms and the seasonally adjusted series rose 2.3%.


PERSONAL FINANCE
  • The trend series for the value of total personal finance commitments rose 1.0%. Fixed lending commitments rose 1.4% and revolving credit commitments rose 0.5%.
  • The seasonally adjusted series for the value of total personal finance commitments fell 3.1%. Revolving credit commitments fell 6.2% and fixed lending commitments fell 0.9%.


COMMERCIAL FINANCE
  • The trend series for the value of total commercial finance commitments rose 1.2%. Fixed lending commitments rose 2.1%, while revolving credit commitments fell 1.4%.
  • The seasonally adjusted series for the value of total commercial finance commitments rose 2.5% in May 2013, following a rise of 2.7% in April 2013. Fixed lending commitments rose 7.4%, following a rise of 0.9% in the previous month. Revolving credit commitments fell 11.5%, after a rise of 8.3% in the previous month.


LEASE FINANCE
  • The trend series for the value of total lease finance commitments fell 0.5% and the seasonally adjusted series fell 4.2%, following a fall of 2.2% in April 2013.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
June 2013 12 August 2013
July 2013 11 September 2013
August 2013 15 October 2013
September 2013 12 November 2013
October 2013 13 December 2013
November 2013 15 January 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:
  • Owner occupied housing values for the period February 2012 to April 2013
  • Commercial finance values for the period January 2012 to April 2013
  • Personal finance values for the period January 2012 to April 2013.

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.


INQUIRIES

For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 or Tavish Shrestha on Sydney (02) 9268 4615.


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