1345.0 - Key Economic Indicators, 2018  
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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 - TrendMar Qtr 2018$m
436 388
0.7%
2.8%
Gross domestic product GDP, Chain volume measures - Annual2016-17$m
1 693 799
2.1%
na

International Accounts
Balance on Goods and Services - TrendMay 2018
$m
1 056
8.5%
-27.6%
Total Goods and Services Credits - TrendMay 2018
$m
35 322
0.8%
8.3%
Total Goods and Services Debits - TrendMay 2018
$m
34 266
0.6%
9.9%
Balance on Current Account - Trend Mar Qtr 2018
$m
-12 229
3.5
-62.6
Net International Investment Position (IIP) - OriginalMar Qtr 2018
$m
954 554
-3.4
-1.6
Net Foreign Debt - OriginalMar Qtr 2018
$m
1 025 821
0.2
3.6

Consumption and investment
Retail turnover at current prices - TrendMay 2018
$m
26 644.9
0.3
2.8
Actual New Capital Expenditure in volume terms - TrendMar Qtr 2018
$m
29 873
0.5%
4.1%
Inventories held by Private Businesses, in volume terms - TrendMar 2018
$m
156 868
0.1%
0.2%
Total new motor vehicle sales - TrendDec 2017
no.
99 756
0.2
2.8

Production
Income from sales of goods and services by Manufacturers in volume terms - TrendMar 2018
$m
83 550
0.8%
3.7%
Dwelling unit approvals - TrendMay 2018
no.
18 114
-1.5%
0.4%
Building approvals -TrendMay 2018
$m
10 077.9
-0.7%
-2.4%
Total dwelling units commenced - trendMar 2018
no.
56 217
1.2%
3.2%
Building work done - Chain Volume Measures - TrendMar 2018
$m
28 320.6
0.2%
1.7%
Engineering construction work done - Chain Volume Measures - trendMar 2018
$m
23 059.2
2.8%
11.8%

Prices
Consumer price index (2011-12 = 100.0) - OriginalMar Qtr 2018
Index no.
112.6
0.4%
1.9%
Producer Price Indexes, Final Demand (2011-12 = 100.0) - OriginalMar Qtr 2018
Index no.
109.1
+0.5%
+1.7%
Import price index (2011-12 = 100.0) - OriginalMar Qtr 2017
Index no.
106.3
2.1%
2.3%
Export price index (2011-12 = 100.0) - OriginalMar Qtr 2017
Index no.
94.7
4.9%
-1.4%
Wage Price Index (2008-2009 = 100.0) - OriginalMar Qtr 2018
Index no.
128.2
0.4%
2.1%

Labour Force and Demography
Employed persons - TrendJune 2018
'000
12 562.8
0.2%
2.6%
Participation rate - TrendJune 2018
%
65.6
0.0 pts
0.4 pts
Unemployment rate - TrendJune 2018
%
5.4
0.0 pts
-0.2 pts
Employment to Population ratio - Trend June 2018
%
62.0
0.0 pts
0.6 pts
Job Vacancies - TrendMay 2018
'000
234.2
4.6%
21.4%
Estimated resident population - (Preliminary)Dec Qtr 2017
'000
24,770.7
0.3%
1.6%
Short-term overseas visitor arrivals - Trend (a)May 2018
'000
763.7
0.3%
3.7%
For unemployment and participation rates, the changes are given as percentage points.

Incomes
Company gross operating profits (in current price terms) - TrendMar 2018
$m
85 140
3.6%
6.5%
Average weekly ordinary time earnings, full-time adults - TrendNov 2017
$
1 567.90
np
2.3%

Housing Finance
Housing finance for owner occupation, dwellings financed - TrendMay 2018
no.
52548
-0.7%
-4.2%

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.