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5232.0.55.001 - Assets and Liabilities of Australian Securitisers, Mar 2011  
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NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE (QUARTER) Release Date
June 2011 25 August 2011
September 2011 24 November 2011



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SUMMARY COMMENTARY


KEY FIGURES

Securitisers, Australia - Assets and Liabilities(a)

Dec Qtr 2010
Mar Qtr 2011
Dec Qtr 2010 to Mar Qtr 2011
$m
$m
%

Total assets at end of qtr
138 638
135 756
-2.1
of which
Mortgages
Residential
107 191
106 359
-0.8
Non-residential
3 261
2 739
-16.0
Total liabilities at end of qtr
138 638
135 756
-2.1
of which
Asset backed Securities
Issued domestically
96 461
94 688
-1.8
Issued off shore
27 741
26 481
-4.5

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



Assets of Securitisers

As at 31 March 2011, total assets of Australian securitisers were $135.8b, down $2.9b (2.1%) on 31 December 2010. This is the fifteenth 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


During the March quarter 2011, the fall in total assets was due primarily to falls in residential mortgages other assets (down $0.8b, 0.8%), other loans (down $0.7b, 5.0%) and non-residential mortgages (down $0.5b, 16.0%).

Mortgage assets, which accounted for 80.4% of total assets, were $109.1b as at 31 March 2011, a fall of $1.4b (1.2%) during the quarter.

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



Liabilities of Securitisers

As at 31 March 2011, total liabilities of Australian securitisers were $135.8b, down $2.9b (2.1%) on 31 December 2010. The fall in total liabilities was due to falls in asset backed securities issued overseas (down $1.3b, 4.5%), short term asset backed securities issued in Australia (down $1.1b, 7.2%), long term asset backed securities issued in Australia (down $0.7b, 0.8%) and other liabilities to residents ($0.2b, 3.2%), while a rise was recorded in loans and placements (up $0.3b, 4.0%).

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 fell to 19.5% in the March quarter 2011, down 0.5 percentage points on the December quarter 2010.

Asset backed securities issued domestically as a proportion of total liabilities rose to 69.7% in the March quarter 2011, up 0.1 percentage points on the December quarter 2010.

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



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