5671.0 - Lending Finance, Australia, April 2017 Quality Declaration 
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 09/06/2017   
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APRIL KEY FIGURES

Mar 2017
Apr 2017
Mar 2017 to Apr 2017
$m
$m
% change

TREND ESTIMATES
Housing finance for owner occupation(a)
20 035
20 020
-0.1
Personal finance
6 273
6 104
-2.7
Commercial finance
42 555
42 699
0.3
Lease finance
668
660
-1.1
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED ESTIMATES
Housing finance for owner occupation(a)
20 119
19 892
-1.1
Personal finance
6 199
5 868
-5.3
Commercial finance
45 652
43 452
-4.8
Lease finance
572
606
5.9

(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 2017 COMPARED WITH MARCH 2017:

HOUSING FINANCE FOR OWNER OCCUPATION
  • The total value of owner occupied housing commitments excluding alterations and additions fell 0.1% in trend terms, and the seasonally adjusted series fell 1.1%.


PERSONAL FINANCE
  • The trend series for the value of total personal finance commitments fell 2.7%. Fixed lending commitments fell 3.4% and revolving credit commitments fell 1.6%.
  • The seasonally adjusted series for the value of total personal finance commitments fell 5.3%. Fixed lending commitments fell 5.5% and revolving credit commitments fell 5.1%.


COMMERCIAL FINANCE
  • The trend series for the value of total commercial finance commitments rose 0.3%. Revolving credit commitments rose 4.1%, while fixed lending commitments fell 0.6%.
  • The seasonally adjusted series for the value of total commercial finance commitments fell 4.8%. Revolving credit commitments fell 21.8%, while fixed lending commitments rose 0.7%.


LEASE FINANCE
  • The trend series for the value of total lease finance commitments fell 1.1% in April 2017 while the seasonally adjusted series rose 5.9%, after a fall of 11.4% in March 2017.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
May 2017 13 July 2017
June 2017 11 August 2017
July 2017 11 September 2017
August 2017 16 October 2017
September 2017 13 November 2017
October 2017 12 December 2017



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:
  • Commercial Finance for the month of March 2017.
  • Personal Finance for the month of March 2017.
  • Investment housing finance for the month of March 2017.
  • Lease Finance for the month of March 2017.


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