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5671.0 - Lending Finance, Australia, Dec 2013  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 14/02/2014   
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DECEMBER KEY FIGURES

Nov 2013
Dec 2013
Nov 2013 to Dec 2013
$m
$m
% change

TREND ESTIMATES
Housing finance for owner occupation(a)
16 252
16 415
1.0
Personal finance
7 845
7 866
0.3
Commercial finance
37 095
37 804
1.9
Lease finance
382
382
0.2
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED ESTIMATES
Housing finance for owner occupation(a)
16 533
16 284
-1.5
Personal finance
7 903
7 820
-1.1
Commercial finance
37 553
39 318
4.7
Lease finance
399
403
0.9

(a) Excludes alterations and additions

Personal Finance
Graph: Personal Finance

Commercial Finance
Graph: Commercial Finance




DECEMBER KEY POINTS


DECEMBER 2013 COMPARED WITH NOVEMBER 2013:

HOUSING FINANCE FOR OWNER OCCUPATION
  • The total value of owner occupied housing commitments excluding alterations and additions rose 1.0% in trend terms, while the seasonally adjusted series fell 1.5%.


PERSONAL FINANCE
  • The trend series for the value of total personal finance commitments rose 0.3%. Fixed lending commitments rose 0.7%, while revolving credit commitments fell 0.4%.
  • The seasonally adjusted series for the value of total personal finance commitments fell 1.1%. Revolving credit commitments fell 4.0%, while fixed lending commitments rose 1.0%.


COMMERCIAL FINANCE
  • The trend series for the value of total commercial finance commitments rose 1.9%. Fixed lending commitments rose 2.5%, while revolving credit commitments remained steady (0.0%).
  • The seasonally adjusted series for the value of total commercial finance commitments rose 4.7% in December 2013, following a rise of 8.5% in November 2013. Revolving credit commitments rose 10.0%, following a rise of 5.0% in the previous month. Fixed lending commitments rose 3.1%, following a rise of 9.5% in the previous month.


LEASE FINANCE
  • The trend series for the value of total lease finance commitments rose 0.2% and the seasonally adjusted series rose 0.9%, following a rise of 3.2% in November 2013.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
January 2014 14 March 2014
February 2014 11 April 2014
March 2014 16 May 2014
April 2014 13 June 2014
May 2014 14 July 2014
June 2014 11 August 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 periods September 2013 to November 2013
  • Personal finance values for the periods October 2013 to November 2013
  • Commercial finance values for the periods October 2013 to November 2013
  • Lease finance values for August 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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