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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
Q4/18
481 668
476 129
1.2
Final Consumption Expenditure $m
Q4/18
360 631
356 899
1
- General Government$m
Q4/18
91 318
89 611
1.9
- Households$m
Q4/18
269 313
267 288
0.8
Gross Fixed Capital Formation$m
Q4/18
114 455
114 973
-0.5
- Private$m
Q4/18
89 974
90 793
-0.9
- Public$m
Q4/18
24 481
24 180
1.2
Exports of Goods and Services$m
Q4/18
114 617
110 941
3.3
Imports of Goods and Services$m
Q4/18
106 192
105 177
1
Changes in Inventories $m
Q4/18
511
138
na
Statistical Discrepancy$m
Q4/18
-2 354
-1 646
na


Expenditure on Gross Domestic Product (GDP)

Chain Volume Measures,
Seasonally adjusted
Gross domestic product$m
Q4/18
461 547
460 729
0.2
Final Consumption Expenditure$m
Q4/18
351 195
348 514
0.8
- General Government$m
Q4/18
89 290
87 694
1.8
- Households$m
Q4/18
261 905
260 820
0.4
Gross Fixed Capital Formation$m
Q4/18
110 681
111 795
-1
- Private$m
Q4/18
87 307
88 491
-1.3
- Public$m
Q4/18
23 374
23 304
0.3
Exports of Goods and Services$m
Q4/18
99 131
99 796
-0.7
Imports of Goods and Services$m
Q4/18
97 890
97 775
0.1
Changes in Inventories$m
Q4/18
685
-9
na
Statistical Discrepancy$m
Q4/18
-2 256
-1 593
na

Production Index
Industrial Production Index,
Total Industries
(1)
(2015-2016 = 100.0), Seasonally adjusted
Q4/18
104.4
104.5
-0.1
Labour Market
Employed Persons '000, Trend
Feb 2019
12 762.8
12 742.2
0.2%
Unemployed Persons

'000, Trend
Feb 2019
673.1
671.3
0.3%
Average weekly ordinary time
earnings, full-time adults
(2)
$, Trend
Q4/18
1604.9
1586.2
np
Wage Price Index,
total hourly rates of pay,
excluding bonuses
(2008-09 = 100.0), Original
Q4/18
130.6
130.0
0.5%

Price Indexes
(1)
Consumer price index(2011–12 = 100.0)
Q4/18
114.10
113.5
0.5
Producer Price Indexes: Final demand(2011–12 = 100.0)
Q4/18
110.8
110.3
+0.5%
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
Q4/18
174 737
159 248
9.7
Expenses (5)
$m
Q4/18
168 593
166 885
1.0
Net operating balance
$m
Q4/18
6 144
–7 638
na
Net acquisition of non-financial assets (6)
$m
Q4/18
9 901
5 547
na
Net lending/borrowing (GFS basis)
$m
Q4/18
–3 757
–13 184
na
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
Feb/19
47 646
34 744
Expense
$m
Feb/19
36 922
42 952
Net Operating Balance
$m
Feb/19
10 724
-8 208
Net Acquisition of non-financial assets
$m
Feb/19
-76
419
Net Lending /(Borrowing)
$m
Feb/19
10 801
-8 627
Other Economic Flows
$m
Feb/19
-5 490
-1 914
Change in Net Worth
$m
Feb/19
5 234
-10 288
Financing of the Change in Net Worth
Cash and Deposits
$m
Feb/19
466
-913
Advances paid
$m
Feb/19
1 717
531
Investments, loans and placements
$m
Feb/19
10 173
-8 859
Other receivables
$m
Feb/19
-173
1 339
Investments in other public sector entities
$m
Feb/19
-93
262
Equity accounted investments
$m
Feb/19
2
-14
Investments - shares
$m
Feb/19
4 084
2 805
Net Change in financial assets
$m
Feb/19
16 177
-4 849
Net Change in Non-financial Assets
$m
Feb/19
-254
376
Deposits held
$m
Feb/19
-60
10
Government securities
$m
Feb/19
9 354
5 226
Loans
$m
Feb/19
544
-1 033
Other borrowing
$m
Feb/19
1
38
Superannuation liability
$m
Feb/19
765
1 353
Other employee liabilities
$m
Feb/19
153
-93
Suppliers payables
$m
Feb/19
113
-1 168
Personal benefits payables
$m
Feb/19
-38
-144
Subsidies payables
$m
Feb/19
25
51
Grants payables
$m
Feb/19
-3
655
Other payables
$m
Feb/19
-184
90
Provisions
$m
Feb/19
16
832
Net Incurrence of Liabilities
$m
Feb/19
10 689
5 815
Change in Net Worth
$m
Feb/19
5 234
-10 288
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
Feb/19
602 556
593 202
2
By instrument (market value)
Bonds
$m
Feb/19
599 557
589 702
2
Treasury notes
$m
Feb/19
2 992
3 493
-14
Other
$m
Feb/19
6
6
0
By currency (market value)
Domestic currency
$m
Feb/19
602 556
593 201
2
Foreign currencies
$m
Feb/19
0
0
2
By maturity (face value) (10)
Short-term (less than 1 year)
$m
Q4/18
16 210
27 776
-42
Medium & long-term (greater than 1 year)
$m
Q4/18
528 674
517 027
2
Debt Guaranteed by Government
$m
Q4/18
544 885
544 803
0


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$b Seasonally adjusted
Jan/19
75.5
75.1
0.6
- Broad money$b Seasonally adjusted
Jan/19
2 123.7
2 111.0
0.6
Domestic credit to the public sector $b
Jan/19
286.4
283.6
1.0
Domestic credit to the private sector$b Seasonally adjusted
Jan/19
2 916.0
2 909.5
0.2
External position (net)$b
Jan/19
458.7
449.1
2.1
Analytical accounts of the central bank (11a)
Reserve money (11b)$m
Mar/20/2019
107 839
108 929
-1.0
Domestic claims on the public sector (11c)$m
Mar/20/2019
88 743
94 013
-5.6
External position
- Gross foreign assets$m
Mar/20/2019
76 135
78 960
-3.6
- Gross foreign liabilities (11d)$m
Mar/20/2019
6 777
3 538
91.6

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$m, Trend
Q4/18
113 934
111 201
2.5
Goods and services debits$m, Trend
Q4/18
- 106 344
- 105 124
-1.2
Net primary income $m, Trend
Q4/18
- 15 662
- 15 756
0.6
Net secondary income$m, Trend
Q4/18
- 333
- 307
-8.5
Balance on current account$m, Trend
Q4/18
- 8 405
- 9 986
15.8
Balance on capital account$m
Q4/18
- 193
- 175
-10.3
Balance on financial account$m
Q4/18
10 055
13 083
-23.1

International Reserves
and
Foreign Currency Liquidity


Official Reserve Assets (14) $m (US)
Feb/19
48 945
44 567
9.8
Reserves Template

Jan/19
Merchandise trade
Exports (f.o.b.)$m
Jan/19
29 542
31 726
-6.9
Imports (Customs Value)$m
Jan/19
26 075
23 534
10.8

International Investment Position
(15) (13)
Foreign assets$m
Q4/18
-2 598 476
-2 626 337
1.1
Direct investment assets$m
Q4/18
- 755 364
- 777 416
2.8
Portfolio investment assets$m
Q4/18
-1 124 770
-1 160 005
3.0
- Equity$m
Q4/18
- 713 026
- 750 788
5.0
- Debt$m
Q4/18
- 411 743
- 409 218
-0.6
Financial derivatives assets$m
Q4/18
- 197 175
- 174 775
-12.8
Other investment assets$m
Q4/18
- 439 717
- 434 693
-1.2
Reserve assets$m
Q4/18
- 81 451
- 79 447
-2.5
Foreign liabilities$m
Q4/18
3 574 126
3 565 481
0.2
Direct investment liabilities$m
Q4/18
1 027 225
1 018 559
0.9
Portfolio investment liabilities$m
Q4/18
1 836 285
1 851 985
-0.8
- Equity$m
Q4/18
548 684
614 821
-10.8
- Debt$m
Q4/18
1 287 601
1 237 164
4.1
Financial derivatives liabilities$m
Q4/18
202 602
182 733
10.9
Other investment liabilities$m
Q4/18
508 013
512 203
-0.8
External Debt (16)$m
Q4/18
2 084 046
2 035 883
2.4

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)
Sep Qtr 2018
25 101.9
24 992.8
0.4%


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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.