1345.0 - Key Economic Indicators, Summary  
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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
Lending to Households and Businesses


Main
Features
Period
Units
Value
Change
Previous
Period
Change
Corresponding
Period Last
Year
National Accounts
Gross domestic product GDP, Chain volume measures - TrendDec Qtr 2018
$m
462 031
0.3%
2.3%
Gross domestic product GDP, Chain volume measures - Annual2017-18
$m
1 814 778
2.8%
na

International Accounts
Balance on Goods and Services - TrendJan 2019
$m
3 684
12.2%
903.8%
Total Goods and Services Credits - TrendJan 2019
$m
38 991
0.9%
15.4%
Total Goods and Services Debits - TrendJan 2019
$m
35 307
-0.2%
5.6%
Balance on Current Account - Trend Dec Qtr 2018
$m
-8 405
15.8%
37.7%
Net International Investment Position (IIP) - OriginalDec Qtr 2018
$m
975 650
3.9%
0.7%
Net Foreign Debt - OriginalDec Qtr 2018
$m
1 082 875
3.4%
6.8%

Consumption and investment
Retail turnover at current prices - TrendJanuary 2019
$m
27066.5
0.1
2.8
Actual New Capital Expenditure in volume terms - TrendDec quarter 2018
$m
29 965
1.3
1.2
Inventories held by Private Businesses, in volume terms - TrendDec 2018
$m
161 513
0.0%
1.2%
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 - TrendDec 2018
$m
82 925
-0.9%
-1.7%
Dwelling unit approvals - TrendJan 2019
no.
14 346
-3.2%
-27.0%
Building approvals -TrendJan 2019
$m
8 837.7
-1.5%
-18.1%
Total dwelling units commenced - trendSep 2018
no.
56 722
-2.0%
3.3%
Building work done - Chain Volume Measures - TrendDec 2018
$m
29 826.8
-1.2%
1.6%
Engineering construction work done - Chain Volume Measures - trendDec 2018
$m
21 826.9
-4.0%
-5.9%

Prices
Consumer price index (2011-12 = 100.0) - OriginalDec Qtr 2018
Index no.
114.10
0.5%
1.8%
Producer Price Indexes, Final Demand (2011-12 = 100.0) - OriginalDec Qtr 2018
Index no.
110.8
+0.5%
+2.0%
Import price index (2011-12 = 100.0) - OriginalDec Qtr 2018
Index no.
112.7
0.5%
7.8%
Export price index (2011-12 = 100.0) - OriginalDec Qtr 2018
Index no.
104.5
4.4%
15.7%
Wage Price Index (2008-2009 = 100.0) - OriginalDec Qtr 2018
Index no.
130.6
0.5%
2.3%

Labour Force and Demography
Employed persons - TrendJan 2019
'000
12747.7
0.2%
2.4%
Participation rate - TrendJan 2019
%
65.7
0.0 pts
0.1 pts
Unemployment rate - TrendJan 2019
%
5.1
0.0 pts
-0.4 pts
Employment to Population ratio - Trend Jan 2019
%
62.4
0.0 pts
0.4 pts
Job Vacancies - TrendNov 2018
'000
242.9
1.7%
13.9%
Estimated resident population - (Preliminary)Jun Qtr 2018
'000
24 992.4
0.4%
1.6%
Short-term overseas visitor arrivals - Trend (a)January 2019
'000
781.4
0.1%
3.2%
For unemployment and participation rates, the changes are given as percentage points.

Incomes
Company gross operating profits (in current price terms) - TrendDec 2018
$m
90 176
0.9%
9.6%
Average weekly ordinary time earnings, full-time adults - TrendNovember 2018
$
1604.9
np
2.4%

Lending to Households and Businesses
Housing finance for owner occupation, dwellings financed - TrendJanuary 2019
no.
48 724
-1.7%
-10.6%
Lending to Households - TrendJanuary 2019
$m
31 805
-1.9%
-15.6%
Lending to Businesses - TrendJanuary 2019
$m
33 749
-1.3%
2.5%

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.