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5671.0 - Lending Finance, Australia, Oct 2011  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 13/12/2011   
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OCTOBER KEY FIGURES

Sep 2011
Oct 2011
Sep 2011 to Oct 2011
$m
$m
% change

TREND ESTIMATES
Housing finance for owner occupation(a)
14 509
14 514
0.0
Personal finance
7 150
7 181
0.4
Commercial finance
33 527
34 326
2.4
Lease finance
412
418
1.3
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED ESTIMATES
Housing finance for owner occupation(a)
14 546
14 377
-1.2
Personal finance
6 956
7 317
5.2
Commercial finance
31 158
36 310
16.5
Lease finance
427
417
-2.4

(a) Excludes alterations and additions

Personal Finance
Graph: Personal Finance

Commercial Finance
Graph: Commercial Finance




OCTOBER KEY POINTS


OCTOBER 2011 COMPARED WITH SEPTEMBER 2011:

HOUSING FINANCE FOR OWNER OCCUPATION
  • The total value of owner occupied housing commitments excluding alterations and additions was flat (0.0%) in trend terms, while the seasonally adjusted series fell 1.2%.


PERSONAL FINANCE
  • The trend series for the value of total personal finance commitments rose 0.4%. Fixed lending commitments rose 0.6% and revolving credit commitments rose 0.3%.
  • The seasonally adjusted series for the value of total personal finance commitments rose 5.2%. Revolving credit commitments rose 11.3% and fixed lending commitments rose 0.4%.


COMMERCIAL FINANCE
  • The trend series for the value of total commercial finance commitments rose 2.4%. Revolving credit commitments rose 3.6% and fixed lending commitments rose 1.7%.
  • The seasonally adjusted series for the value of total commercial finance commitments rose 16.5% in October 2011, after a 9.5% fall in September 2011. Revolving credit commitments rose 34.8%, after a 15.1% fall in the previous month. Fixed lending commitments rose 8.0%, after a 6.6% fall in the previous month.


LEASE FINANCE
  • The trend series for the value of total lease finance commitments rose 1.3%, while the seasonally adjusted series fell 2.4%.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
November 2011 17 January 2012
December 2011 15 February 2012
January 2012 15 March 2012
February 2012 16 April 2012
March 2012 16 May 2012
April 2012 12 June 2012



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 impact on:
  • Commercial finance values for August 2011 and September 2011;
  • Lease finance values for September 2011.

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 Andriy Opryshko on Canberra (02) 6252 5223.


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