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1345.0 - Key Economic Indicators, 2011  
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  • Key Economic Indicators

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 2011
$m
337917
0.8
2.8
Gross domestic product GDP, Chain volume measures - Annual2010-11
$m
1318960
2.0
na

International Accounts (a)
Balance on Goods and Services - TrendMar/12
$m
–1 239
. .
. .
Total Goods and Services Credits - TrendMar/12
$m
24 492
-1.9
-2.4
Total Goods and Services Debits - TrendMar/12
$m
25 732
-0.1
9.2
Balance on Current Account - Trend (b)Dec Qtr 2011
$m
–6 883
1.9
Net International Investment Position (IIP) - OriginalDec Qtr 2011
$m
854 652
0.2
Net Debt - OriginalDec Qtr 2011
$m
735 385
-0.8

Consumption and investment
Retail turnover at current prices - Trend(c)March 2012
$m
21117.7
0.3%
2.9%
Actual New Capital Expenditure in volume terms - TrendDecember 2011
$m
38737
5.9
32.3
Inventories held by Private Businesses, in volume terms - TrendDecember quarter 2011
millions
145 844
0.6
2.2
Total new motor vehicle sales - TrendMarch 2012
no.
87 286
0.6
6.1

np not published

Production
Income from sales of goods and services by Manufacturers in volume terms - TrendDecember quarter 2011
millions
90 192
0.7
1.6
Dwelling unit approvals - TrendMthly Mar 2012
no.
11 298
0.3
-14.1
Building approvals -TrendMthly Mar 2012
$m
5 424.6
-0.1
-13.2
Total dwelling units commenced - trendDec Qtr 2011
no.
34 122
-5.8
-14.0
Building work done - Chain Volume Measures - Trend Dec Qtr 2011
$m
19038.1
-1.5
-8.0
Engineering construction work done - Chain Volume Measures - trendDec Qtr 2011
$m
27199.7
5.2
33.6
np not published
na not available

Prices
Consumer price index (1989-90 = 100.0) - OriginalMar qtr 2012
Index no.
179.5
0.1
1.6
Producer price index, Final commodities (1998-99 = 100.0) - OriginalMarch quarter 2012
Index no.
140.7
-0.3
+1.4
Import price index (1989-90 = 100.0) - OriginalMar qtr 2012
Index no.
118.6
–1.2%
+2.1%
Export price index (1989-90 = 100.0) - OriginalMar qtr 2012
Index no.
187.7
–7.0%
+1.0%
Labour Price Index (2008-2009 = 100.0) - OriginalDec qtr 2011
index no.
110.5
0.9
3.7

Labour Force and Demography
Employed persons - TrendMthly April 2012
('000)
11 484.2
0.1%
0.4%
Participation rate - TrendMthly April 2012
%
65.2
0.0 pts
-0.4 pts
Unemployment rate - TrendMthly April 2012
%
5.1
0.0 pts
0.1 pts
Job Vacancies - Seasonally adjustedFebruary 2012
'000
182.2
-0.3
-3.9
Estimated resident population - (Preliminary)Q3/11
'000
22,696.0
0.34
1.43
Short-term overseas visitor arrivals - TrendMonthly March 2012
'000
504.8
0.3
4.3
For unemployment and participation rates, the changes are given as percentage points.

Incomes
Company gross operating profits (in current price terms) - TrendDecember quarter 2011
millions
68 579
-0.1
5.3
Average weekly earnings, full-time adults: ordinary time - TrendNovember 2011
$
1 333.40
1.0
4.7
Company Profits before Income Tax (5676.0) has been omitted from this table since the December Quarter 2006 as it is not directly used in compiling National Accounts estimates.
np not published
na not available

Housing Finance
Housing finance for owner occupation, dwellings financed - TrendFeb 12
no.
47361
0.0
10.4

na not available
(a) As of September quarter 2009, this data is provided on a BPM6 basis.
(b) Break in series between March 2008 and June 2008.
(c) Trend series suspended as at November 2008.



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