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5671.0 - Lending Finance, Australia, Jan 2014  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 14/03/2014   
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JANUARY KEY FIGURES

Dec 2013
Jan 2014
Dec 2013 to Jan 2014
$m
$m
% change

TREND ESTIMATES
Housing finance for owner occupation(a)
16 465
16 612
0.9
Personal finance
8 106
8 085
-0.3
Commercial finance
38 678
39 851
3.0
Lease finance
394
404
2.7
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED ESTIMATES
Housing finance for owner occupation(a)
16 290
16 528
1.5
Personal finance
8 039
8 090
0.6
Commercial finance
39 701
40 528
2.1
Lease finance
398
416
4.3

(a) Excludes alterations and additions

Personal Finance
Graph: Personal Finance

Commercial Finance
Graph: Commercial Finance




JANUARY KEY POINTS


JANUARY 2014 COMPARED WITH DECEMBER 2013:

HOUSING FINANCE FOR OWNER OCCUPATION
  • The total value of owner occupied housing commitments excluding alterations and additions rose 0.9% in trend terms, and the seasonally adjusted series rose 1.5%.


PERSONAL FINANCE
  • The trend series for the value of total personal finance commitments fell 0.3%. Fixed lending commitments rose 0.4%, while revolving credit commitments fell 1.2%.
  • The seasonally adjusted series for the value of total personal finance commitments rose 0.6%. Revolving credit commitments rose 1.3%, while fixed lending commitments rose 0.1%.


COMMERCIAL FINANCE
  • The trend series for the value of total commercial finance commitments rose 3.0%. Revolving credit commitments rose 4.3%, while fixed lending commitments rose 2.7%.
  • The seasonally adjusted series for the value of total commercial finance commitments rose 2.1% in January 2014, following a rise of 5.5% in December 2013. Fixed lending commitments rose 2.2%, following a rise of 3.5% in the previous month. Revolving credit commitments rose 1.6%, following a rise of 12.1% in the previous month.


LEASE FINANCE
  • The trend series for the value of total lease finance commitments rose 2.7% and the seasonally adjusted series rose 4.3%, following a rise of 0.2% in December 2013.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
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
July 2014 12 September 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 December 2012 to December 2013
  • Personal finance values for the periods August 2012 to December 2013
  • Commercial finance values for the periods December 2012 to December 2013
  • Lease finance values for December 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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