5671.0 - Lending Finance, Australia, April 2018 Quality Declaration 
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 12/06/2018   
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APRIL KEY FIGURES

Mar 2018
Apr 2018
Mar 2018 to Apr 2018
$m
$m
% change

TREND ESTIMATES
Housing finance for owner occupation(a)
21 132
21 103
-0.1
Personal finance
6 243
6 236
-0.1
Commercial finance
41 920
41 503
-1.0
Lease finance
538
532
-1.1
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED ESTIMATES
Housing finance for owner occupation(a)
20 960
20 993
0.2
Personal finance
6 162
6 284
2.0
Commercial finance
40 982
41 449
1.1
Lease finance
528
539
2.1

(a) Excludes alterations and additions

Personal Finance
Graph: Graph shows personal  finance seasonally adjusted and trend data

Commercial Finance
Graph: Commercial Finance



APRIL KEY POINTS


APRIL 2018 COMPARED WITH MARCH 2018:

HOUSING FINANCE FOR OWNER OCCUPATION
  • The total value of owner occupied housing commitments excluding alterations and additions fell 0.1% in trend terms, while the seasonally adjusted series rose 0.2%.


PERSONAL FINANCE
  • The trend series for the value of total personal finance commitments fell 0.1%. Fixed lending commitments fell 1.5%, while revolving credit commitments rose 2.0%.
  • The seasonally adjusted series for the value of total personal finance commitments rose 2.0%. Revolving credit commitments rose 7.6%, while fixed lending commitments fell 1.6%.


COMMERCIAL FINANCE
  • The trend series for the value of total commercial finance commitments fell 1.0%. Revolving credit commitments fell 2.0% and fixed lending commitments fell 0.7%.
  • The seasonally adjusted series for the value of total commercial finance commitments rose 1.1%. Fixed lending commitments rose 3.2%, while revolving credit commitments fell 6.0%.


LEASE FINANCE
  • The trend series for the value of total lease finance commitments fell 1.1% in April 2018 while the seasonally adjusted series rose 2.1%, after a fall of 1.3% in March 2018.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
May 2018 13 July 2018
June 2018 10 August 2018
July 2018 11 September 2018
August 2018 16 October 2018


FORTHCOMING CHANGES

Delayed release of the new, streamlined monthly finance publication, Lending to Households and Businesses, Australia (5601.0)

The ABS is combining Housing Finance, Australia (5609.0) and Lending Finance, Australia (5671.0) into a single, simpler publication called Lending to Households and Businesses, Australia (5601.0). Release of the new publication has been delayed while some technical issues are resolved. An information paper which outlines the forthcoming changes in more detail and format of the new publication, as well as historical data in the new table structures, will be released no less than one month prior to release of the new publication. Some of the data currently published in the two publications will no longer be published in the new consolidated publication, however, some existing outputs will be further disaggregated. New analytical series will also be added with the inclusion of seasonally adjusted and trend estimates for more data items.


REVISIONS

In this issue, revisions have been made to the original series as a result of improved reporting of survey and administrative data. These revisions have affected the following series:
  • Personal Finance for the period March 2018.
  • Commercial Finance for the period March 2018.
  • Investment housing finance for the period March 2018.
  • Owner occupied housing for the periods January 2018 to March 2018.


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INQUIRIES

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