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5232.0.55.001 - Assets and Liabilities of Australian Securitisers, Dec 2010  
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March 2011 26 May 2011
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SUMMARY COMMENTARY


KEY FIGURES

Securitisers, Australia - Assets and Liabilities(a)

Sep Qtr 2010
Dec Qtr 2010
Sep Qtr 2010 to Dec Qtr 2010
$m
$m
%

Total assets at end of qtr
141 633
138 401
-2.3
of which
Mortgages
Residential
108 990
107 191
-1.7
Non-residential
3 288
2 717
-17.4
Total liabilities at end of qtr
141 633
138 401
-2.3
of which
Asset backed Securities
Issued domestically
97 473
96 264
-1.2
Issued off shore
31 980
27 741
-13.3

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



Assets of Securitisers

As at 31 December 2010, total assets of Australian securitisers were $138.4b, down $3.2b (2.3%) on 30 September 2010. This is the fourteenth 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 December quarter 2010, the fall in total assets was due primarily to falls in other assets (down $2.1b, 47.9%) and residential mortgages (down $1.8b, 1.7%), while other loans rose (up $1.8b, 15.0%).

Mortgage assets, which accounted for 79.4% of total assets, were $109.9b as at 31 December 2010, a fall of $2.4b (2.1%) during the quarter.

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



Liabilities of Securitisers

The $3.2b decrease in total liabilities during the December quarter 2010 was due primarily to falls in asset backed securities issued overseas (down $4.2b, 13.3%) and short term asset backed securities issued in Australia (down $1.2b, 7.0%), while rises were recorded in loans and placements (up $1.2b, 16.4%) and other liabilities to residents (up $1.0b, 21.0%).

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 20.0% in the December quarter 2010, down 2.6 percentage points on the September quarter 2010.

Asset backed securities issued domestically as a proportion of total liabilities rose to 69.6% in the December quarter 2010, up 0.8 percentage points on the September quarter 2010.

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



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