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5671.0 - Lending Finance, Australia, Oct 2009  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 14/12/2009   
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OCTOBER KEY FIGURES

Sep 2009
Oct 2009
Sep 2009 to Oct 2009
$m
$m
% change

TREND ESTIMATES
Housing finance for owner occupation(a)
17 089
17 128
0.2
Personal finance
7 032
7 057
0.4
Commercial finance
27 891
27 897
-
Lease finance
387
387
0.1
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED ESTIMATES
Housing finance for owner occupation(a)
17 465
17 176
-1.7
Personal finance
7 062
6 953
-1.5
Commercial finance
30 803
25 778
-16.3
Lease finance
381
383
0.5

- nil or rounded to zero (including null cells)
(a) Excludes alterations and additions

Personal finance
Graph: PERSONAL FINANCE

Commercial finance
Graph: COMMERCIAL FINANCE




OCTOBER KEY POINTS


OCTOBER 2009 COMPARED WITH SEPTEMBER 2009:

HOUSING FINANCE FOR OWNER OCCUPATION
  • The total value of owner occupied housing commitments excluding alterations and additions increased 0.2% in trend terms while the seasonally adjusted series decreased 1.7%.


PERSONAL FINANCE
  • The trend series for the value of total personal finance commitments increased 0.4%. Revolving credit commitments rose 0.9%, while fixed lending commitments fell 0.2%.
  • The seasonally adjusted series for the value of total personal finance commitments decreased 1.5%. Fixed lending commitments and revolving credit commitments fell 1.9% and 1.2% respectively.


COMMERCIAL FINANCE
  • The trend series for the value of total commercial finance commitments remained flat. Revolving credit commitments fell 1.8%, while fixed lending commitments rose 0.8%.
  • The seasonally adjusted series for the value of total commercial finance commitments decreased 16.3% after an increase of 8.6% in September. Fixed lending commitments and revolving credit commitments fell 17.1% and 14.4% respectively.


LEASE FINANCE
  • The total value of lease finance commitments increased 0.1% in trend terms and the seasonally adjusted series increased 0.5%.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
November 2009 13 January 2010
December 2009 15 February 2010
January 2010 15 March 2010
February 2010 13 April 2010
March 2010 17 May 2010
April 2010 15 June 2010



REVISIONS

Revisions in original terms were made to Commercial finance from July 2009 and to Personal finance for September 2009. Seasonally adjusted and trend series have been revised as a result of revisions to the original series and the incorporation of estimates for the latest month.


INQUIRIES

For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 or Joe Whelan on Canberra (02) 6252 5747.


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