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1345.0 - Key Economic Indicators, 2016  
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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 2015
$m
411 091
0.6%
2.3%
Gross domestic product GDP, Chain volume measures - Annual2014-15
$m
1 619 195
2.2%
na

International Accounts
Balance on Goods and Services - TrendDec 2015
$m
-3 313
-5.3%
-184.6%
Total Goods and Services Credits - TrendDec 2015
$m
25 934
-1.2%
-4.7%
Total Goods and Services Debits - TrendDec 2015
$m
29 247
-0.5%
3.1%
Balance on Current Account - Trend Sep Qtr 2015
$m
-19 699
-12.8%
-57.5%
Net International Investment Position (IIP) - OriginalSep Qtr 2015
$m
922 771
2.0%
2.9%
Net Foreign Debt - OriginalSep Qtr 2015
$m
993 760
2.6%
9.0%

Consumption and investment
Retail turnover at current prices - TrendDec 2015
$m
24783.4
0.3%
4.0%
Actual New Capital Expenditure in volume terms - TrendSep Qtr 2015
$m
31949
-6.5%
-17.8%
Inventories held by Private Businesses, in volume terms - TrendSep 2015
$m
154 707
0.2%
0.4%
Total new motor vehicle sales - TrendDec 2015
no.
97 683
-0.1%
4.6%

Production
Income from sales of goods and services by Manufacturers in volume terms - TrendSep 2015
$m
85 321
0.1%
-5.3%
Dwelling unit approvals - TrendDec 2015
no.
18 161
-0.1%
-3.0%
Building approvals -TrendDec 2015
$m
8 436.4
0.2%
3.9%
Total dwelling units commenced - trendSept 2015
no.
56 293
2.4%
10.7%
Building work done - Chain Volume Measures - TrendSep Qtr 2015
$m
24 282.5
0.5 %
5.8 %
Engineering construction work done - Chain Volume Measures - trendSep Qtr 2015
$m
25 400.7
-1.7 %
-9.7 %

Prices
Consumer price index (2011-12 = 100.0) - OriginalDec Qtr 2015
Index no.
108.4
0.4%
1.7%
Producer Price Indexes, Final Demand (2011-12 = 100.0) - OriginalDec Qtr 2015
Index no.
106.1
+0.3%
+1.9%
Import price index (2011-12 = 100.0) - OriginalDec Qtr 2015
Index no.
107.7
0.3%
+2.4%
Export price index (2011-12 = 100.0) - OriginalDec Qtr 2015
Index no.
76.5
5.4%
10.3%
Wage Price Index (2008-2009 = 100.0) - OriginalSep Qtr 2015
Index no.
122.2
0.8%
2.3%

Labour Force and Demography
Employed persons - TrendDec 2015
'000
11 893.8
0.2%
2.7%
Participation rate - TrendDec 2015
%
65.2
0.0 pts
0.5 pts
Unemployment rate - TrendDec 2015
%
5.8
-0.1 pts
-0.4 pts
Employment to Population ratio - Trend Dec 2015
%
61.4
0.1 pts
0.8 pts
Job Vacancies - TrendNov 2015
'000
167
3.1%
11.6%
Estimated resident population - (Preliminary)Jun Qtr 2015
'000
23,781.2
0.3%
1.4%
Short-term overseas visitor arrivals - Trend (a)November 2015
'000
640.3
0.8%
9.7%
For unemployment and participation rates, the changes are given as percentage points.

Incomes
Company gross operating profits (in current price terms) - TrendSep 2015
$m
64 304
0.3%
-0.7%
Average weekly earnings, full-time adults: ordinary time - TrendMay 2015
$
1 484.50
np
2.0%

Housing Finance
Housing finance for owner occupation, dwellings financed - TrendNov 2015
no.
56378
0.8%
8.0%

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.



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