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.

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 - TrendJun Qtr 2018
$m
441 667
0.9%
3.4%
Gross domestic product GDP, Chain volume measures - Annual2017-18
$m
1 743 009
2.9%
na

International Accounts
Balance on Goods and Services - TrendSep 2018
$m
2 707
12.8%
1 501.8%
Total Goods and Services Credits - TrendSep 2018
$m
37 499
0.9%
18.1%
Total Goods and Services Debits - TrendSep 2018
$m
34 793
0.1%
10.2%
Balance on Current Account - Trend Jun Qtr 2018
$m
-12 875
6.0
-30.1
Net International Investment Position (IIP) - OriginalJun Qtr 2018
$m
953 430
2.1
2.5
Net Foreign Debt - OriginalJun Qtr 2018
$m
1 036 408
1.5
7.4

Consumption and investment
Retail turnover at current prices - TrendSep 2018
$m
26 911.7
0.2
3.5
Actual New Capital Expenditure in volume terms - TrendJune quarter 2018
$m
29 377
-0.6%
1.3%
Inventories held by Private Businesses, in volume terms - TrendJun 2018
$m
158 433
0.6%
1.1%
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 - TrendJun 2018
$m
82 879
-0.1%
2.2%
Dwelling unit approvals - TrendSep 2018
no.
17 039
-1.9%
-12.9%
Building approvals -TrendSep 2018
$m
9 396.5
-1.3%
-13.3%
Total dwelling units commenced - trendJun 2018
no.
58 846
1.6%
9.6%
Building work done - Chain Volume Measures - TrendJun 2018
$m
29 725.3
2.0%
5.9%
Engineering construction work done - Chain Volume Measures - trendJun 2018
$m
23 925.4
1.8%
13.0%

Prices
Consumer price index (2011-12 = 100.0) - OriginalSept Qtr 2018
Index no.
113.50
0.4%
1.9%
Producer Price Indexes, Final Demand (2011-12 = 100.0) - OriginalSep Qtr 2018
Index no.
110.3
+0.8%
+2.1%
Import price index (2011-12 = 100.0) - OriginalSep Qtr 2018
Index no.
112.1
1.9%
9.8%
Export price index (2011-12 = 100.0) - OriginalSep Qtr 2018
Index no.
100.1
3.7%
14.0%
Wage Price Index (2008-2009 = 100.0) - OriginalSep Qtr 2018
Index no.
130.0
1.0%
2.3%

Labour Force and Demography
Employed persons - TrendOct 2018
'000
12 665.8
0.2%
2.3%
Participation rate - TrendOct 2018
%
65.6
0.0 pts
0.2 pts
Unemployment rate - TrendOct 2018
%
5.1
-0.1 pts
-0.4 pts
Employment to Population ratio - Trend Oct 2018
%
62.3
0.1 pts
0.4 pts
Job Vacancies - TrendAug 2018
'000
240.9
3.4%
19.3%
Estimated resident population - (Preliminary)Mar Qtr 2017
'000
24,899.1
0.5%
1.6%
Short-term overseas visitor arrivals - Trend (a)Aug 2018
'000
783.3
0.7%
4.8%
For unemployment and participation rates, the changes are given as percentage points.

Incomes
Company gross operating profits (in current price terms) - TrendJun 2018
$m
88 775
3.7%
10.3%
Average weekly ordinary time earnings, full-time adults - TrendMay 2018
$
1 586.20
np
2.6%

Housing Finance
Housing finance for owner occupation, dwellings financed - TrendSept 2018
no.
51167
-0.5%
-9.0%

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.