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5671.0 - Lending Finance, Australia, Jan 2007  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 14/03/2007   
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JANUARY KEY FIGURES

Dec 2006
Jan 2007
Dec 2006 to Jan 2007
$m
$m
% change

TREND ESTIMATES
Housing finance for owner occupation
13 876
13 933
0.4
Personal finance
6 704
6 752
0.7
Commercial finance
33 512
33 759
0.7
Lease finance
512
509
-0.6
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED ESTIMATES
Housing finance for owner occupation
13 920
14 108
1.4
Personal finance
6 543
6 953
6.3
Commercial finance
31 657
35 432
11.9
Lease finance
544
472
-13.2

Personal finance
Graph: Personal Finance

Commercial finance
Graph: Commercial  Finance



JANUARY KEY POINTS


HOUSING FINANCE FOR OWNER OCCUPATION

January 2007 COMPARED WITH December 2006:

  • The total value of owner-occupied housing commitments excluding alterations and additions increased by 1.4% (seasonally adjusted), while the trend series rose 0.4%.


PERSONAL FINANCE

January 2007 COMPARED WITH December 2006:
  • The seasonally adjusted series for the value of total personal finance commitments rose by 6.3%. This increase was due to a rise in revolving credit commitments (up 12.5%) while fixed lending commitments fell by 1.1%.
  • The trend series for the value of total personal finance rose 0.7% due to increases in both revolving credit commitments (up 1.2%) and fixed lending commitments (up 0.1%).


COMMERCIAL FINANCE

January 2007 COMPARED WITH December 2006:
  • The seasonally adjusted series for the value of total commercial finance commitments rose by 11.9%. This increase was due to a rise in fixed lending commitments (up 16.3%) and revolving credit commitments (up 2.3%).
  • The trend series for the value of total commercial finance commitments rose by 0.7%. This increase was due to a rise in fixed lending commitments (up 1.7%) while revolving credit commitments decreased (down 1.4%).


LEASE FINANCE

January 2007 COMPARED WITH December 2006:
  • Lease finance commitments (seasonally adjusted) decreased by 13.2%. The lease finance trend series fell by 0.6%.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
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
July 2007 11 September 2007



REVISIONS

Minor revisions were made to December 2006 to incorporate the latest available administrative and survey data.



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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