5671.0 - Lending Finance, Australia, Jan 2016 Quality Declaration 
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JANUARY KEY FIGURES

Dec 2015
Jan 2016
Dec 2015 to Jan 2016
$m
$m
% change

TREND ESTIMATES
Housing finance for owner occupation(a)
21 287
21 268
-0.1
Personal finance
6 801
6 792
-0.1
Commercial finance
42 922
42 289
-1.5
Lease finance
608
611
0.4
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED ESTIMATES
Housing finance for owner occupation(a)
21 473
20 543
-4.3
Personal finance
6 934
6 839
-1.4
Commercial finance
41 509
40 485
-2.5
Lease finance
600
623
3.7

(a) Excludes alterations and additions

Personal Finance
Graph: Graph shows personal  finance seasonally adjusted and trend data

Commercial Finance
Graph: Commercial Finance




JANUARY KEY POINTS


JANUARY 2016 COMPARED WITH DECEMBER 2015:

HOUSING FINANCE FOR OWNER OCCUPATION
  • The total value of owner occupied housing commitments excluding alterations and additions fell 0.1% in trend terms, and the seasonally adjusted series fell 4.3%.


PERSONAL FINANCE
  • The trend series for the value of total personal finance commitments fell 0.1%. Revolving credit commitments fell 0.4%, while fixed lending commitments was flat.
  • The seasonally adjusted series for the value of total personal finance commitments fell 1.4%. Revolving credit commitments fell 1.6% and fixed lending commitments fell 1.2%.


COMMERCIAL FINANCE
  • The trend series for the value of total commercial finance commitments fell 1.5%. Fixed lending commitments fell 2.3%, while revolving credit commitments rose 1.1%.
  • The seasonally adjusted series for the value of total commercial finance commitments fell 2.5%. Fixed lending commitments fell 2.5% and revolving credit commitments fell 2.2%.


LEASE FINANCE
  • The trend series for the value of total lease finance commitments rose 0.4% in January 2016 and the seasonally adjusted series rose 3.7%, following a rise of 2.0% in December 2015.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
February 2016 13 April 2016
March 2016 13 May 2016
April 2016 10 June 2016
May 2016 13 July 2016
June 2016 12 August 2016
July 2016 12 September 2016



REVISIONS

In this issue, revisions have been made to the original series as a result of improved reporting of survey and administrative data for the period January 2015 to December 2015. These revisions have affected the following series:
  • Commercial Finance
  • Personal Finance
  • Owner occupied housing
  • Investment housing


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