1344.0 - International Monetary Fund - Special Data Dissemination Standard, 2018  
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REAL SECTOR
FISCAL SECTOR
FINANCIAL SECTOR
EXTERNAL SECTOR
POPULATION


REAL SECTOR



SDDS Data Category
and Component
Unit
Description
Reference Period for
latest data
Latest
data
Data for previous
reference period
% change
from
previous
reference
period
Further
information

National Accounts
Expenditure on Gross Domestic Product (GDP)
Current Prices,
Seasonally adjusted
Gross domestic product$m
Q3/18
476 274
471 672
1
Final Consumption Expenditure $m
Q3/18
355 950
353 380
0.7
- General Government$m
Q3/18
88 948
88 057
1
- Households$m
Q3/18
267 002
265 324
0.6
Gross Fixed Capital Formation$m
Q3/18
114 395
113 734
0.6
- Private$m
Q3/18
90 865
91 164
-0.3
- Public$m
Q3/18
23 530
22 570
4.3
Exports of Goods and Services$m
Q3/18
110 981
107 590
3.2
Imports of Goods and Services$m
Q3/18
104 375
103 687
0.7
Changes in Inventories $m
Q3/18
323
1 185
na
Statistical Discrepancy$m
Q3/18
-999.7
-530.1
na


Expenditure on Gross Domestic Product (GDP)

Chain Volume Measures,
Seasonally adjusted
Gross domestic product$m
Q3/18
460 827
459 664
0.3
Final Consumption Expenditure$m
Q3/18
347 713
346 589
0.3
- General Government$m
Q3/18
87 057
86 634
0.5
- Households$m
Q3/18
260 656
259 955
0.3
Gross Fixed Capital Formation$m
Q3/18
111 181
111 119
0.1
- Private$m
Q3/18
88 513
89 200
-0.8
- Public$m
Q3/18
22 668
21 919
3.4
Exports of Goods and Services$m
Q3/18
99 915
99 771
0.1
Imports of Goods and Services$m
Q3/18
97 062
98 522
-1.5
Changes in Inventories$m
Q3/18
47
1 223
na
Statistical Discrepancy$m
Q3/18
-967
-517
na

Production Index
Industrial Production Index,
Total Industries
(1)
(2015-2016 = 100.0), Seasonally adjusted
Q3/18
104.3
105.1
-0.7
Labour Market
Employed Persons '000, Trend
Oct 2018
12 665.8
12 640.4
0.2%
Unemployed Persons

'000, Trend
Oct 2018
680.3
687.9
-1.1%
Average weekly ordinary time
earnings, full-time adults
(2)
$, Trend
Q2/18
1 586.2
1 567.7
np
Wage Price Index,
total hourly rates of pay,
excluding bonuses
(2008-09 = 100.0), Original
Q3/18
130.0
128.7
1.0%

Price Indexes
(1)
Consumer price index(2011–12 = 100.0)
Q3/18
113.50
113.0
0.4
Producer Price Indexes: Final demand(2011–12 = 100.0)
Q3/18
110.3
109.4
+0.8%
Note change of index name: From September quarter 2012 the Labour Price Index will be re-titled the Wage Price Index.
For more information please refer to Wage Price Index, Changes in This Issue for the September quarter 2012

FISCAL SECTOR

SDDS Data Category
and Component
Unit
Description
Reference
Period for
latest data
Latest
data
Data for
previous
reference
period
% change
from
previous
reference
period
Further
information

General Government Operations (3)
Revenue (4)
$m
Q3/18
159 371
183 682
–13.2
Expenses (5)
$m
Q3/18
166 688
165 624
0.6
Net operating balance
$m
Q3/18
–7 317
18 057
n.a
Net acquisition of non-financial assets (6)
$m
Q3/18
5 364
11 594
n.a
Net lending/borrowing (GFS basis)
$m
Q3/18
–12 681
6 463
n.a
Financial assets
$m
Q3/18
-5 666
17 438
n.a
Domestic
$m
Q3/18
-7 279
17 416
n.a
Central bank and other
depository corporations
$m
Q3/18
-1 032
11 875
n.a
Financial corps nec
$m
Q3/18
-1 011
5 903
n.a
Non-financial corps
$m
Q3/18
-2 418
-2 711
n.a
Households and NPISH
$m
Q3/18
1 125
830
n.a
Foreign
$m
Q3/18
1 613
22
n.a
Liabilities
$m
Q3/18
6 527
13 650
n.a
Domestic
$m
Q3/18
9 327
5 642
n.a
Central bank and other
depository corporations
$m
Q3/18
2 709
-4 539
n.a
Financial corps nec
$m
Q3/18
2 147
5 419
n.a
Non-financial corps
$m
Q3/18
3 504
-1 427
n.a
Households and NPISH
$m
Q3/18
1 971
7 892
n.a
Foreign
$m
Q3/18
-2 800
8 008
n.a
Net errors and omissions (7)
$m
Q3/18
-3 383
4 563
n.a

Central government operations (Commonwealth Government Operations) (8) (9)
Revenue
$m
Oct/18
42 912
31 157
Expense
$m
Oct/18
41 913
36 603
Net Operating Balance
$m
Oct/18
999
-5 446
Net Acquisition of non-financial assets
$m
Oct/18
375
161
Net Lending /(Borrowing)
$m
Oct/18
624
-5 607
Other Economic Flows
$m
Oct/18
-5 042
3 406
Change in Net Worth
$m
Oct/18
-4 027
-2 023
Financing of the Change in Net Worth
$m
Oct/18
Cash and Deposits
$m
Oct/18
-331
-4 419
Advances paid
$m
Oct/18
705
989
Investments, loans and placements
$m
Oct/18
-11 854
3 955
Other receivables
$m
Oct/18
2 498
-3 332
Investments in other public sector entities
$m
Oct/18
85
-134
Equity accounted investments
$m
Oct/18
-8
40
Investments - shares
$m
Oct/18
-3 233
-263
Net Change in financial assets
$m
Oct/18
-12 137
-3 164
Net Change in Non-financial Assets
$m
Oct/18
498
-216
Deposits held
$m
Oct/18
22
216
Government securities
$m
Oct/18
-8 316
-303
Loans
$m
Oct/18
468
-968
Other borrowing
$m
Oct/18
-4
-77
Superannuation liability
$m
Oct/18
740
793
Other employee liabilities
$m
Oct/18
78
-252
Suppliers payables
$m
Oct/18
-310
-957
Personal benefits payables
$m
Oct/18
-156
550
Subsidies payables
$m
Oct/18
43
35
Grants payables
$m
Oct/18
67
-123
Other payables
$m
Oct/18
-376
-140
Provisions
$m
Oct/18
132
-131
Net Incurrence of Liabilities
$m
Oct/18
-7 613
-1 357
Change in Net Worth
$m
Oct/18
-4 027
-2 023
Total Liabilities, of which
$m
Q3/18
949 540
943 662
n.a
- Rest of World
$m
Q3/18
325 242
327 675
n.a

Central government debt (Commonwealth Government Debt)
Commonwealth Government Debt
(Total outstanding gross debt)
$m
Oct/18
572 376
580 692
-1
By instrument (market value)
Bonds
$m
Oct/18
569 379
576 693
-1
Treasury notes
$m
Oct/18
2 991
3 994
-25
Other
$m
Oct/18
6
6
0
By currency (market value)
Domestic currency
$m
Oct/18
572 376
580 692
-1
Foreign currencies
$m
Oct/18
0
0
-1
By maturity (face value) (10)
Short-term (less than 1 year)
$m
Q3/18
27 776
2 500
1 011
Medium & long-term (greater than 1 year)
$m
Q3/18
517 027
537 058
-4
Debt Guaranteed by Government
$m
Q3/18
544 803
539 558
1


FINANCIAL SECTOR


SDDS Data Category
and Component
Unit
Description
Reference
Period for
latest data
Latest
data
Data for
previous
reference
period
% change
from
previous
reference
period
Further
information


Analytical accounts of the banking sector
Monetary aggregates
- Currency$b Seasonally adjusted
Oct/18
74.8
74.6
0.4
- Broad money$b Seasonally adjusted
Oct/18
2 109.3
2 102.1
0.3
Domestic credit to the public sector $b
Oct/18
274.7
278.0
-1.2
Domestic credit to the private sector$b Seasonally adjusted
Oct/18
2 892.9
2 883.2
0.4
External position (net)$b
Oct/18
429.2
433.5
-1.0
Analytical accounts of the central bank (11a)
Reserve money (11b)$m
Dec/05/2018
109 700
109 198
0.5
Domestic claims on the public sector (11c)$m
Dec/05/2018
98 758
97 644
1.1
External position
- Gross foreign assets$m
Dec/05/2018
76 963
70 349
9.4
- Gross foreign liabilities (11d)$m
Dec/05/2018
5 386
5 499
-2.1

Interest rates
- Interbank Overnight Cash Rate%
Daily
- 13 week Treasury Note%
Daily
- 10 year Treasury Bond%
Daily
Financial soundness indicators (12)
Quarterly

Stock market
- S&P/ASX 200(Dec 1979 = 500)
Daily



EXTERNAL SECTOR


SDDS Data Category
and Component
Unit
Description
Reference
Period for
latest data
Latest
data
Data for
previous
reference
period
% change
from
previous
reference
period
Further
information


Balance of Payments
(13)
Goods and services credits$m, Trend
Q3/18
111 397
107 549
3.6
Goods and services debits$m, Trend
Q3/18
-104 772
-102 932
-1.8
Net primary income $m, Trend
Q3/18
-16 503
-15 785
-4.5
Net secondary income$m, Trend
Q3/18
-292
-257
-13.6
Balance on current account$m, Trend
Q3/18
-10 170
-11 425
11.0
Balance on capital account$m
Q3/18
-89
-132
32.6
Balance on financial account$m
Q3/18
11 205
13 940
-19.6

International Reserves
and
Foreign Currency Liquidity


Official Reserve Assets (14) $m (US)
Nov/18
48 307
45 371
6.5
Reserves Template

Oct/18
Merchandise trade
Exports (f.o.b.)$m
Oct/18
30 280
29 287
3.4
Imports (Customs Value)$m
Oct/18
29 080
24 971
16.5

International Investment Position
(15) (13)
Foreign assets$m
Q3/18
-2 622 718
-2 607 479
-0.6
Direct investment assets$m
Q3/18
-774 023
-751 392
-3.0
Portfolio investment assets$m
Q3/18
-1 160 670
-1 129 235
-2.8
- Equity$m
Q3/18
-750 898
-716 538
-4.8
- Debt$m
Q3/18
-409 773
-412 697
0.7
Financial derivatives assets$m
Q3/18
-172 537
-185 985
7.2
Other investment assets$m
Q3/18
-436 040
-460 783
5.4
Reserve assets$m
Q3/18
-79 447
-80 083
0.8
Foreign liabilities$m
Q3/18
3 562 891
3 564 968
-0.1
Direct investment liabilities$m
Q3/18
1 019 017
1 002 461
1.7
Portfolio investment liabilities$m
Q3/18
1 852 106
1 861 140
-0.5
- Equity$m
Q3/18
614 438
606 648
1.3
- Debt$m
Q3/18
1 237 668
1 254 493
-1.3
Financial derivatives liabilities$m
Q3/18
182 752
197 068
-7.3
Other investment liabilities$m
Q3/18
509 016
504 299
0.9
External Debt (16)$m
Q3/18
2 031 327
2 044 491
-0.6

Exchange Rates
- Spot (17)
Daily
- Forward (18)
Daily
- Trade-weighted index
Daily


POPULATION


SDDS Data Category
and Component
Unit
Description
Reference
Period for
latest data
Latest
data
Data for
previous
reference
period
% change
from
previous
reference
period
Further
information

Population
Estimated resident population -
(Preliminary)
('000)
Mar Qtr 2017
24,899.1
24,774.0
0.5%


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Footnotes

1. Australia has taken a flexibility option on periodicity on these categories. Data are disseminated quarterly.

2. The reference period is a specific week in the middle month of the quarter.

3. Data for General Government Operations (GGO) are from two different sources with different release dates. Revenue, expenses, net operating balance, net acquisition of non-financial assets and net lending/borrowing are drawn from data compiled on a Government Finance Statistics (GFS) basis covering all levels of government in Australia while the data on financing are drawn from data compiled on a System of National Accounts 1993 (SNA93) basis. The quarterly GFS data are released approximately 2 months after the reference period while the quarterly financing data are released approximately 3 months after the reference period. When the reference period differs between the GFS and the national accounts data, the net errors and omissions in the GGO cannot be derived and will be shown as 'na', meaning it is not applicable.

4. The recognition of taxation revenue in GFS is based on the taxation liability method (TLM) where taxes are recognised the earlier of when an assessment of a tax liability is made, or a cash payment is received. This method is adopted in GFS as it currently provides more certainty in the recording of revenue and less possibility of material mis-statement. This recognition differs from the economic transactions method (ETM) used for the Australian national accounts that records taxation revenue when the associated economic activity has occurred.

5. Includes GFS depreciation for central government which is an accounting measure which does not align well with the Australian national accounts measure of consumption of fixed capital.

6. The Australian national accounts estimate may differ from the GFS estimate due to two issues. Firstly, the Australian national accounts estimate includes a measure of consumption of fixed capital that is an economic measure based on the expected economic life of an asset and current replacement costs, whereas the GFS estimate includes a measure of depreciation that is an accounting measure based on taxation guidelines for allowable depreciation and the original cost of the asset. Secondly, the Australian national accounts estimates include capitalised expenditure for intangible fixed assets which is recorded in the GFS as consumption expenditure.

7. Net lending derived from revenues and expenditures will differ from net lending derived from financing data because of different concepts, sources and methods employed. The net errors and omissions represent the difference between the net lending derived from GFS data and net lending derived from the national accounts data.

8. Financing of the change in net worth includes transactions and other economic flows

9. Net Lending/Borrowing plus Other Economic Flows does not equal the Change in Net Worth because transactions in Non Financial Assets are funded from transactions in Financial Assets and Liabilities

10. With the exception of Treasury Indexed Bonds which are valued at face value plus the capital accretion component.

11a. The RBA does not lend to the non-bank private sector and is not permitted to lend to banks, except in exceptional circumstances as lender of last-resort..

11b. Reserve money is obtained by summing “Australian notes on issue” and “Exchange Settlement Balances”, from the Reserve Bank’s Statement of Liabilities and Assets

11c.The weekly series uses the RBA's total Australian dollar investments as a proxy, which overstates the true amount as it also includes claims on Australian Depository Institutions. More accurate data are disseminated in the Central Bank Survey with a lag of one month.

11d. From 6 April 2016 the series includes both domestic and foreign currency liabilities, but excludes any domestic currency liabilities arising from swap line activation. Liabilities arising from swap line activation are included in the Central Bank Survey, which is disseminated with a lag of one month.

12. Quarterly data are provided to the IMF by the RBA.

13. As of September quarter 2009, this data is provided on a BPM6 basis.

14 Official reserve assets data have been adjusted for securities sold under repurchase agreements. Weekly data on the RBA's gross holdings of gold and foreign exchange assets are also published. However, these data are not adjusted for securities sold under repurchase agreements, and do not include the reserve position in the IMF.

15. More detailed International Investment Position data, including gross assets and liabilities, are published in ABS cat. no. 5302.0.

16. Gross external debt as defined in External Debt Statistics: Guide for Compilers and Users. More detail on these data are provided via the External Debt link.

17. Spot rates of the AUD against 13 currencies, the SDR and on a trade-weighted basis are updated daily and can be found in the link provided in the 'Further Information' section.

18. Historical data on 1,3 and 6 month forward margins against the USD are available from the Reserve Bank on request. Enquiries can be directed to International Department on (02) 9551 8457. The margins are the representative buying and selling quotations as determined by the RBA. The margins take the form of basis points which may be added to the spot exchange rate to derive the indicative forward rate.