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5671.0 - Lending Finance, Australia, Aug 2013  
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This document was added 03/21/2014.



AUGUST KEY FIGURES

Jul 2013
Aug 2013
Jul 2013 to Aug 2013
$m
$m
% change

TREND ESTIMATES
Housing finance for owner occupation(a)
15 240
15 299
0.4
Personal finance
7 821
7 795
-0.3
Commercial finance
33 929
34 400
1.4
Lease finance
434
409
-5.8
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED ESTIMATES
Housing finance for owner occupation(a)
15 322
15 038
-1.9
Personal finance
7 973
7 763
-2.6
Commercial finance
32 182
34 444
7.0
Lease finance
447
339
-24.2

(a) Excludes alterations and additions

Personal Finance
Graph: Personal Finance

Commercial Finance
Graph: Commercial Finance




AUGUST KEY POINTS


AUGUST 2013 COMPARED WITH JULY 2013:

HOUSING FINANCE FOR OWNER OCCUPATION
  • The total value of owner occupied housing commitments excluding alterations and additions rose 0.4% in trend terms, while the seasonally adjusted series fell 1.9%.


PERSONAL FINANCE
  • The trend series for the value of total personal finance commitments fell 0.3%. Fixed lending commitments fell 0.7%, while revolving credit commitments rose 0.1%.
  • The seasonally adjusted series for the value of total personal finance commitments fell 2.6%. Revolving credit commitments fell 3.7% and fixed lending commitments fell 1.9%.


COMMERCIAL FINANCE
  • The trend series for the value of total commercial finance commitments rose 1.4%. Fixed lending commitments rose 1.8% and revolving credit commitments rose 0.1%.
  • The seasonally adjusted series for the value of total commercial finance commitments rose 7.0% in August 2013, after a fall of 10.1% in July 2013. Fixed lending commitments rose 10.2%, after a fall of 2.5% in the previous month. Revolving credit commitments fell 2.8%, following a fall of 27.9% in the previous month.


LEASE FINANCE
  • The trend series for the value of total lease finance commitments fell 5.8% and the seasonally adjusted series fell 24.2%, following a fall of 12.4% in July 2013.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
September 2013 12 November 2013
October 2013 13 December 2013
November 2013 15 January 2014
December 2013 14 February 2014
January 2014 14 March 2014
February 2014 11 April 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 July 2013
  • Personal finance values for July 2013
  • Commercial finance values for July 2013
  • Lease finance values for the period May 2013 to July 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

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