1345.0 - Key Economic Indicators, 2017  
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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 - TrendDec Qtr 2016
$m
421 338
0.3%
1.9%
Gross domestic product GDP, Chain volume measures - Annual2015-16
$m
1 659 783
2.6%
na

International Accounts
Balance on Goods and Services - TrendJan 2017
$m
2 176
31.4%
..
Total Goods and Services Credits - TrendJan 2017
$m
32 086
2.7%
27.7%
Total Goods and Services Debits - TrendJan 2017
$m
29 910
1.1%
4.7%
Balance on Current Account - Trend Dec Qtr 2016
$m
-5 437
43.8%
73.7%
Net International Investment Position (IIP) - OriginalDec Qtr 2016
$m
1 021 612
-1.9%
6.3%
Net Foreign Debt - OriginalDec Qtr 2016
$m
1 023 055
-2.4%
0.1%

Consumption and investment
Retail turnover at current prices - TrendJan 2017
$m
25741.9
0.2%
3.2%
Actual New Capital Expenditure in volume terms - TrendDec 2016
$m
27393
-3.1%
-14.4%
Inventories held by Private Businesses, in volume terms - TrendDec 2016
$m
155 921
0.7%
1.8%
Total new motor vehicle sales - TrendFeb 2017
no.
95 932
-0.5%
-2.3%

Production
Income from sales of goods and services by Manufacturers in volume terms - TrendDec 2016
$m
81 807
-0.7%
-3.2%
Dwelling unit approvals - TrendJan 2017
no.
16 728
-2.1%
-15.5%
Building approvals -TrendJan 2017
$m
8 346.9
-2.9%
-8.7%
Total dwelling units commenced - trendSep 2016
no.
56 035
-2.5%
-2.3%
Building work done - Chain Volume Measures - TrendDec 2016
$m
26 619.7
-0.6%
1.9%
Engineering construction work done - Chain Volume Measures - trendDec 2016
$m
19 269.7
-4.7%
-22.2%

Prices
Consumer price index (2011-12 = 100.0) - OriginalDec Qtr 2016
Index no.
110.0
0.5
1.5
Producer Price Indexes, Final Demand (2011-12 = 100.0) - OriginalDec Qtr 2016
Index no.
106.8
+0.5%
+0.7%
Import price index (2011-12 = 100.0) - OriginalDec Qtr 2016
Index no.
102.7
0.2%
4.6%
Export price index (2011-12 = 100.0) - OriginalDec Qtr 2016
Index no.
86.0
12.4%
12.4%
Wage Price Index (2008-2009 = 100.0) - OriginalDec Qtr 2016
Index no.
125.1
0.4%
2.0%

Labour Force and Demography
Employed persons - TrendFeb 2017
'000
12 005.0
0.1%
0.8%
Participation rate - TrendFeb 2017
%
64.6
0.0 pts
-0.4 pts
Unemployment rate - TrendFeb 2017
%
5.8
0.0 pts
0.0 pts
Employment to Population ratio - Trend Feb 2017
%
60.9
0.0 pts
-0.4 pts
Job Vacancies - TrendNov 2016
'000
181.0
2.3%
8.3%
Estimated resident population - (Preliminary)Sep Qtr 2016
'000
24,220.2
0.4%
1.5%
Short-term overseas visitor arrivals - Trend (a)January 2017
'000
713.0
0.3%
8.5%
For unemployment and participation rates, the changes are given as percentage points.

Incomes
Company gross operating profits (in current price terms) - TrendDec 2016
$m
74 291
9.3%
20.0%
Average weekly earnings, full-time adults: ordinary time - TrendNov 2016
$
1533.10
np
2.2%

Housing Finance
Housing finance for owner occupation, dwellings financed - TrendJan 2017
no.
54953
0.6%
-1.7%

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.