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MARCH QUARTER 2009 KEY FIGURES: ALL LEVELS OF GOVERNMENT

December quarter 2008 to March quarter 2009 movements (in original terms) -

  • Taxation revenue decreased by 11.6% to $78,846m.
  • The GFS net operating balance for the general government sector decreased to $-7,765m.
  • The GFS net lending(+)/borrowing(-) position for the general government sector decreased to a net borrowing position of $-11,159m.
GFS KEY FIGURES: ALL LEVELS OF GOVERNMENT, ORIGINAL

Dec Qtr 2008
Mar Qtr 2009
Dec Qtr 2008 to
Mar Qtr 2009
$m
$m
% change

Current Prices
Taxation revenue
General government
89 235
78 846
-11.6
Total revenue
General government
107 797
97 541
-9.5
Public Non-Financial corporations
15 240
15 528
1.9
Total expenses
General government
110 987
105 306
-5.1
Public Non-Financial corporations
14 168
13 878
-2.0
GFS Net operating balance
General government
-3 190
-7 765
..
Public Non-Financial corporations
1 072
1 651
..
GFS Net lending(+)/borrowing(-)
General government
-6 857
-11 159
..
Public Non-Financial corporations
-3 774
-1 588
..


QUARTERLY NATIONAL ACCOUNTS PUBLIC SECTOR MEASURES - KEY FIGURES

The table below includes the key public sector aggregates for the March quarter 2009 from the national accounts publication. The key figures shown include Government Final Consumption Expenditure and Gross Fixed Capital Formation for general government and public corporations, seasonally adjusted for current prices and in chain volume terms.

In the March quarter 2009:
  • In seasonally adjusted chain volume terms, total general government final consumption expenditure increased by $170m, a rise of 0.3% compared with December quarter 2008.
  • General government gross fixed capital formation, in seasonally adjusted chain volume terms, decreased by 0.6%.
QUARTERLY NATIONAL ACCOUNTS PUBLIC SECTOR MEASURES - KEY FIGURES, SEASONALLY ADJUSTED

Jun Qtr 2008
Sep Qtr 2008
Dec Qtr 2008
Mar Qtr 2009
Dec Qtr 2008 to
Mar Qtr 2009
$m
$m
$m
$m
% change

Current Prices
General government final consumption expenditure (a)
National - defence
4958
5530
5352
5313
-0.7
National - non-defence
15565
15282
15602
15819
1.4
Total national
20522
20812
20954
21132
0.8
State and local
31042
31644
32188
32649
1.4
Total general government final consumption expenditure
51564
52455
53142
53781
1.2
Public gross fixed capital formation
General government
National - defence
664
767
580
513
-11.7
National - non-defence
979
1075
934
879
-6.0
Total national
1643
1842
1515
1391
-8.1
State and local
6349
6202
6312
6353
0.6
Total general government
7992
8044
7827
7744
-1.1
Public corporations
Commonwealth
215
303
350
317
-9.5
State and local
5176
5916
6028
5691
-5.6
Total public corporations
5391
6219
6378
6007
-5.8
Total public gross fixed capital formation
13382
14263
14205
13752
-3.2
Memorandum item
Net purchases of second-hand assets by public sector
-410
-163
-286
-492
..

Chain Volume (b)
General government final consumption expenditure (a)
National - defence
4665
5054
4814
4769
-0.9
National - non-defence
14791
14450
14617
14662
0.3
Total national
19456
19504
19432
19431
0.0
State and local
29448
29683
29873
30044
0.6
Total general government final consumption expenditure
48904
49186
49305
49475
0.3
Public gross fixed capital formation
General government
National - defence
683
795
596
518
-13.0
National - non-defence
970
1056
910
867
-4.8
Total national
1653
1852
1506
1385
-8.0
State and local
6044
5753
5783
5857
1.3
Total general government
7697
7604
7288
7242
-0.6
Public corporations
Commonwealth
205
292
332
300
-9.5
State and local
4876
5446
5334
5092
-4.5
Total public corporations
5081
5738
5666
5392
-4.8
Total public gross fixed capital formation
12778
13342
12954
12635
-2.5
Memorandum item
Net purchases of second-hand assets by public sector
-387
-162
-273
-461
..

(a) See paragraph 32 of the Explanatory Notes for the relationship between general government final consumption expenditure and GFS aggregates.
(b) Reference year for chain volume measures is 2006-07.


MARCH QUARTER 2009 GFS RELEASE

This release presents quarterly government finance statistics (GFS) on an accrual accounting basis. All tables are presented in GFS operating statement format and are for the general government sector, with the exception of Table 2 which presents data for the public non-financial corporations sector.

Quarterly GFS are released for the current financial year only, other than in the September quarter, when the quarters of the previous financial year are presented. Users requiring data for earlier periods should consult
Government Finance Statistics, Australia (cat.no. 5512.0). The latest issue (2007-08) was released on 14 April 2009. Final annual GFS results for 2008-09 are scheduled for release by the ABS in April 2010.


RELEASE OF QUARTERLY GFS THIS ISSUE

Table
Sep 08
Dec 08
Mar 09
Table 1 All Levels of Government - General Government
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*
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Table 2 All Levels of Government - Public Non-Financial Corporations
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Table 3 Commonwealth Government
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*
*
Table 4 Total State & Local
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*
*
Table 5 New South Wales
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*
Table 6 Victoria
*
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Table 7 Queensland
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Table 8 South Australia
*
*
Table 9 Western Australia
*
*
Table 10 Tasmania
*
*
Table 11 Northern Territory
*
*
Table 12 Australian Capital Territory
*
*
FORTHCOMING ISSUES

The release of GFS quarterly data is usually coordinated to be the day before the respective issue of Australian National Accounts: National Income, Expenditure and Product (cat. no. 5206.0). The scheduled release dates for the June and September quarter 2009 issues are below. For the September quarter 2009 publication, the Quarterly National Accounts Public Sector Measures - Key Figures table will not be included in the regular release due to delays in producing the National Accounts for this quarter. It is expected that the main features will be re-released with the National Accounts table for the September quarter on the 15th of December 2009.
Issue5519.0.55.0015206.0
June 20091 September 20092 September 2009
September 2009 1 December 200916 December 2009

For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070, email <client.services@abs.gov.au> or Mark Patton on Canberra (02) 6252 7926, email <public.finance@abs.gov.au>.

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