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5671.0 - Lending Finance, Australia, May 2012  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 16/07/2012   
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MAY KEY FIGURES

Apr 2012
May 2012
Apr 2012 to May 2012
$m
$m
% change

TREND ESTIMATES
Housing finance for owner occupation(a)
13 572
13 529
-0.3
Personal finance
7 290
7 340
0.7
Commercial finance
31 961
32 311
1.1
Lease finance
540
555
2.8
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED ESTIMATES
Housing finance for owner occupation(a)
13 610
13 637
0.2
Personal finance
7 315
7 348
0.4
Commercial finance
35 244
31 022
-12.0
Lease finance
551
569
3.2

(a) Excludes alterations and additions

Personal Finance
Graph: Personal Finance

Commercial Finance
Graph: Commercial Finance




MAY KEY POINTS


MAY 2012 COMPARED WITH APRIL 2012:

HOUSING FINANCE FOR OWNER OCCUPATION
  • The total value of owner occupied housing commitments excluding alterations and additions fell 0.3% in trend terms, while the seasonally adjusted series rose 0.2%.


PERSONAL FINANCE
  • The trend series for the value of total personal finance commitments rose 0.7%. Fixed lending commitments rose 1.0% and revolving credit commitments rose 0.3%.
  • The seasonally adjusted series for the value of total personal finance commitments rose 0.4%. Fixed lending commitments rose 2.0%, while revolving credit commitments fell 1.5%.


COMMERCIAL FINANCE
  • The trend series for the value of total commercial finance commitments rose 1.1%. Revolving credit commitments rose 2.6% and fixed lending commitments rose 0.5%.
  • The seasonally adjusted series for the value of total commercial finance commitments fell 12.0% in May 2012, after a rise of 10.3% in April 2012. Revolving credit commitments fell 19.4%, after a rise of 26.6% in the previous month. Fixed lending commitments fell 8.7%, after a rise of 4.4% in the previous month.


LEASE FINANCE
  • The trend series for the value of total lease finance commitments rose 2.8% and the seasonally adjusted series rose 3.2%.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
June 2012 13 August 2012
July 2012 11 September 2012
August 2012 16 October 2012
September 2012 13 November 2012
October 2012 12 December 2012
November 2012 16 January 2013



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:
  • Personal finance values for the period February 2012 to April 2012
  • Commercial finance values for the period February 2012 to March 2012.

Seasonally adjusted and trend series have been 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

For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 or Tavish Shrestha on Canberra (02) 6252 7392.


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