1345.0 - Key Economic Indicators, 2017  
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This table contains a summary of Australia's key economic indicators. Data contained in this table is updated as soon as it becomes available. Please also see Measures of Australia's Progress which is a summary of key social, environmental and economic national progress indicators.

National Accounts
International Accounts
Consumption and Investment
Production
Prices
Labour Force and Demography
Incomes
Housing Finance


Main
Features
Period
Units
Value
Change
Previous
Period
Change
Corresponding
Period Last
Year
National Accounts
Gross domestic product GDP, Chain volume measures - TrendSep Qtr 2017
$m
430 571
0.6%
2.4%
Gross domestic product GDP, Chain volume measures - Annual2016-17
$m
1 693 452
2.0%
na

International Accounts
Balance on Goods and Services - TrendOct 2017
$m
644
-14.8
55.6%
Total Goods and Services Credits - TrendOct 2017
$m
32 073
-0.2
7.0%
Total Goods and Services Debits - TrendOct 2017
$m
31 429
0.2
6.3%
Balance on Current Account - Trend Sep Qtr 2017
$m
-9 552
-24.0 %
7.3 %
Net International Investment Position (IIP) - OriginalSep Qtr 2017
$m
958 849
1.4 %
-4.5 %
Net Foreign Debt - OriginalSep Qtr 2017
$m
989 699
2.7 %
-4.4 %

Consumption and investment
Retail turnover at current prices - TrendOct 2017
$m
25972.7
-0.1%
1.6%
Actual New Capital Expenditure in volume terms - TrendSept Qtr 2017
$m
29 363
1.1%
2.1%
Inventories held by Private Businesses, in volume terms - TrendSep 2017
$m
156 946
0.1%
1.5%
Total new motor vehicle sales - TrendOct 2017
no.
99 106
-0.4
1.0

Production
Income from sales of goods and services by Manufacturers in volume terms - TrendSep 2017
$m
81 854
0.9%
0.1%
Dwelling unit approvals - TrendOct 2017
no.
19 111
0.7%
4.2%
Building approvals -TrendOct 2017
$m
10 526.9
0.5%
11.3%
Total dwelling units commenced - trendJun 2017
no.
52 283
-3.0%
-11.3%
Building work done - Chain Volume Measures - TrendSep 2017
$m
27 653.9
-0.2%
-0.3%
Engineering construction work done - Chain Volume Measures - trendSep 2017
$m
21 546.5
1.5%
4.9%

Prices
Consumer price index (2011-12 = 100.0) - OriginalSep Qtr 2017
Index no.
111.4
0.6
1.8
Producer Price Indexes, Final Demand (2011-12 = 100.0) - OriginalSep Qtr 2017
Index no.
108.0
+0.2%
+1.6%
Import price index (2011-12 = 100.0) - OriginalSep Qtr 2017
Index no.
102.1
-1.6%
-0.4%
Export price index (2011-12 = 100.0) - OriginalSep Qtr 2017
Index no.
87.8
-3.0%
14.2%
Wage Price Index (2008-2009 = 100.0) - OriginalSep Qtr 2017
Index no.
127.1
0.8%
2.0%

Labour Force and Demography
Employed persons - TrendOct 2017
'000
12301.2
0.2%
2.9%
Participation rate - TrendOct 2017
%
65.2
0.0 pts
0.7 pts
Unemployment rate - TrendOct 2017
%
5.5
0.0 pts
-0.2 pts
Employment to Population ratio - Trend Oct 2017
%
61.7
0.0 pts
0.8 pts
Job Vacancies - TrendAug 2017
'000
201.3
3.9%
14.0%
Estimated resident population - (Preliminary)Mar Qtr 2017
'000
24,511.8
0.5%
1.6%
Short-term overseas visitor arrivals - Trend (a)Sep 2017
'000
752.5
0.4%
6.7%
For unemployment and participation rates, the changes are given as percentage points.

Incomes
Company gross operating profits (in current price terms) - TrendSep 2017
$m
79 736
-1.2%
15.3%
Average weekly earnings, full-time adults: ordinary time - TrendMay 2017
$
1543.80
np
1.8%

Housing Finance
Housing finance for owner occupation, dwellings financed - TrendOctober 2017
no.
56 316
0.3%
3.7%

na not available
np not published
. . not applicable or not available
(a) Data revised from July 2004 to December 2013. For information see Explanatory Note 12 & 13.