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5232.0.55.001 - Assets and Liabilities of Australian Securitisers, Dec 2009  
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FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE (QUARTER) Release Date
March 2010 26 May 2010
June 2010 26 August 2010



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SUMMARY COMMENTARY


KEY FIGURES

Securitisers, Australia - Assets and Liabilities(a)

Sep Qtr 2009
Dec Qtr 2009
Sep Qtr 2009 to Dec Qtr 2009
$m
$m
%

Total assets at end of qtr
174 153
161 029
-7.5
of which
Mortgages
Residential
128 899
119 989
-6.9
Non-residential
5 943
5 412
-8.9
Total liabilities at end of qtr
174 153
161 029
-7.5
of which
Asset backed Securities
Issued domestically
111 972
106 605
-4.8
Issued off shore
49 437
43 213
-12.6

(a) See paragraph 7 of the Explanatory Notes for details of the coverage of these statistics.



Assets of Securitisers

As at 31 December 2009, total assets of Australian securitisers were $161.0b, down $13.1b (7.5%) on September quarter 2009. This is the tenth consecutive quarterly fall for the assets of Australian securitisers.

PERCENTAGE CHANGE IN TOTAL ASSETS, from previous quarter
Graph: Percentage Change In Total Assets, from previous quarter


Mortgage assets, which accounted for 77.9% of total assets, were $125.4b at 31 December 2009, a decrease of $9.4b (7.0%) during the quarter.

During the December quarter 2009 the decrease in total assets was due primarily to falls in residential mortgages (down $8.9b, 6.9%) and the holdings of long term securities, asset backed bonds (down $2.7b, 19.4%).

NET ACQUISITION OF MORTGAGES DURING QUARTER
Graph: NET ACQUISITION OF MORTGAGES DURING QUARTER



Liabilities of Securitisers

The $13.1b decrease in total liabilities during the December quarter 2009 was primarily due to decreases in asset backed securities issued overseas (down $6.2b, 12.6%), long term asset backed securities issued in Australia (down $3.0b, 3.4%) and short term asset backed securities issued in Australia (down $2.4b, 10.2%).

CHANGE IN LEVEL OF ASSET BACKED SECURITIES, from previous quarter
Graph: CHANGE IN LEVEL OF ASSET BACKED SECURITIES, from previous quarter


Asset backed securities issued overseas as a proportion of total liabilities decreased to 26.8% in the December quarter 2009, down 1.6 percentage points on the September quarter 2009 total.

Asset backed securities issued domestically as a proportion of total liabilities increased to 66.2% in the December quarter 2009, up 1.9 percentage points on September quarter 2009.

ASSET BACKED SECURITIES, (percentage of total liabilities)
Graph: ASSET BACKED SECURITIES, (percentage of total liabilities)



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