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 - Trend
Sep Qtr 2016
$m
419 299
0.2%
2.2%
Gross domestic product GDP, Chain volume measures - Annual
2015-16
$m
1 660 027
2.7%
na

International Accounts
Balance on Goods and Services - TrendSep 2016
$m
-1 784
6.6%
47.2%
Total Goods and Services Credits - TrendSep 2016
$m
27 020
0.6%
2.2%
Total Goods and Services Debits - TrendSep 2016
$m
28 804
0.1%
-3.4%
Balance on Current Account - Trend Sep Qtr 2016
$m
-11 959
18.2%
44.3%
Net International Investment Position (IIP) - OriginalSep Qtr 2016
$m
1 043 279
0.5%
13.7%
Net Foreign Debt - OriginalSep Qtr 2016
$m
1 048 521
0.1%
4.8%

Consumption and investment
Retail turnover at current prices - TrendOctober 2016
$m
25 543.3
0.4%
3.3%
Actual New Capital Expenditure in volume terms - TrendSep Qtr 2016
$m
27 964
-4.9%
-15.6%
Inventories held by Private Businesses, in volume terms - TrendSep 2016
$m
154 209
0.4%
0.4%
Total new motor vehicle sales - TrendOctober 2016
no.
98 997
0.3%
1.5%

Production
Income from sales of goods and services by Manufacturers in volume terms - TrendSep 2016
$m
82 397
-0.7%
-3.5%
Dwelling unit approvals - TrendOct 2016
no.
18 064
-3.3%
-7.2%
Building approvals -TrendOct 2016
$m
9 527.5
-1.7%
6.9%
Total dwelling units commenced - trendJun 2016
no.
57 361
-0.8%
2.2%
Building work done - Chain Volume Measures - TrendSep 2016
$m
26 559.2
-0.7%
3.7%
Engineering construction work done - Chain Volume Measures - trendSep 2016
$m
20 282.9
-5.6%
-23.0%

Prices
Consumer price index (2011-12 = 100.0) - OriginalSep Qtr 2016
Index no.
109.4
0.7
1.3
Producer Price Indexes, Final Demand (2011-12 = 100.0) - OriginalSep Qtr 2016
Index no.
106.3
+0.3%
+1.5%
Import price index (2011-12 = 100.0) - OriginalSept Qtr 2016
Index no.
102.5
1.0%
5.1%
Export price index (2011-12 = 100.0) - OriginalSept Qtr 2016
Index no.
76.5
3.5%
5.4%
Wage Price Index (2008-2009 = 100.0) - OriginalSep Qtr 2016
Index no.
124.6
0.7%
2.0%

Labour Force and Demography
Employed persons - TrendOct 2016
'000
11 946.6
0.0%
0.9%
Participation rate - TrendOct 2016
%
64.5
-0.1 pts
-0.6 pts
Unemployment rate - TrendOct 2016
%
5.6
0.0 pts
-0.4 pts
Employment to Population ratio - Trend Oct 2016
%
60.9
-0.1 pts
-0.3 pts
Job Vacancies - TrendAug 2016
'000
175.3
1.3%
8.0%
Estimated resident population - (Preliminary)Mar Qtr 2016
'000
24 051.4
0.4%
1.4%
Short-term overseas visitor arrivals - Trend (a)Sep 2016
'000
702.5
0.4%
11.3%
For unemployment and participation rates, the changes are given as percentage points.

Incomes
Company gross operating profits (in current price terms) - TrendSep 2016
$m
63 906
2.3%
0.8%
Average weekly earnings, full-time adults: ordinary time - TrendMay 2016
$
1 516.00
np
2.1%

Housing Finance
Housing finance for owner occupation, dwellings financed - TrendSep 2016
no.
54313
-1.0%
-2.9%

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.