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
Q2/18
470 561
465 713
1
Final Consumption Expenditure $m
Q2/18
353 647
350 392
0.9
- General Government$m
Q2/18
87 352
86 450
1
- Households$m
Q2/18
266 295
263 942
0.9
Gross Fixed Capital Formation$m
Q2/18
113 222
112 041
1.1
- Private$m
Q2/18
90 728
89 848
1
- Public$m
Q2/18
22 494
22 193
1.4
Exports of Goods and Services$m
Q2/18
106 307
103 629
2.6
Imports of Goods and Services$m
Q2/18
103 495
100 285
3.2
Changes in Inventories $m
Q2/18
1 290
1 155
na
Statistical Discrepancy$m
Q2/18
-410
-1 220
na


Expenditure on Gross Domestic Product (GDP)

Chain Volume Measures,
Seasonally adjusted
Gross domestic product$m
Q2/18
441 942
438 159
0.9
Final Consumption Expenditure$m
Q2/18
344 008
341 465
0.7
- General Government$m
Q2/18
85 568
84 709
1
- Households$m
Q2/18
258 440
256 756
0.7
Gross Fixed Capital Formation$m
Q2/18
110 021
110 007
0
- Private$m
Q2/18
88 001
87 980
0
- Public$m
Q2/18
22 020
22 027
0
Exports of Goods and Services$m
Q2/18
88 837
87 843
1.1
Imports of Goods and Services$m
Q2/18
101 698
101 250
0.4
Changes in Inventories$m
Q2/18
1 160
1 242
na
Statistical Discrepancy$m
Q2/18
-385
-1 148
na

Production Index
Industrial Production Index,
Total Industries
(1)
(2015-2016 = 100.0), Seasonally adjusted
Q2/18
105
104.8
0.2
Labour Market
Employed Persons '000, TrendAug 2018
12 620.7
12 591.8
0.2%
Unemployed Persons

'000, TrendAug 2018
711.9
714.6
-0.4%
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
Q2/18
128.7
128.2
0.4%

Price Indexes
(1)
Consumer price index(2011–12 = 100.0)
Q2/18
113.0
112.6
0.4
Producer Price Indexes: Final demand(2011–12 = 100.0)
Q2/18
109.4
109.1
+0.3%
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
Q2/18
183 710
160 555
14.4
Expenses (5)
$m
Q2/18
166 185
158 687
4.7
Net operating balance
$m
Q2/18
17 525
1 869
na
Net acquisition of non-financial assets (6)
$m
Q2/18
11 586
4 561
na
Net lending/borrowing (GFS basis)
$m
Q2/18
5 939
-2 693
na
Financial assets
$m
Q1/18
13 652
9 827
n.a
Domestic
$m
Q1/18
11 451
3 788
n.a
Central bank and other
depository corporations
$m
Q1/18
-3 126
1 380
n.a
Financial corps nec
$m
Q1/18
2 839
1 957
n.a
Non-financial corps
$m
Q1/18
13 281
-2 782
n.a
Households and NPISH
$m
Q1/18
6 268
1 413
n.a
Foreign
$m
Q1/18
2 201
6 039
n.a
Liabilities
$m
Q1/18
12 041
13 419
n.a
Domestic
$m
Q1/18
15 764
2 847
n.a
Central bank and other
depository corporations
$m
Q1/18
8 479
-717
n.a
Financial corps nec
$m
Q1/18
-506
5 339
n.a
Non-financial corps
$m
Q1/18
3 793
-3 848
n.a
Households and NPISH
$m
Q1/18
3 955
2 023
n.a
Foreign
$m
Q1/18
-3 723
10 572
n.a
Net errors and omissions (7)
$m
Q1/18
-2 899
-105
n.a

Central government operations (Commonwealth Government Operations) (8) (9)
Revenue
$m
May/18
49 256
44 274
Expense
$m
May/18
38 839
35 487
Net Operating Balance
$m
May/18
10 417
8 787
Net Acquisition of non-financial assets
$m
May/18
976
-282
Net Lending /(Borrowing)
$m
May/18
9 442
9 068
Other Economic Flows
$m
May/18
-1 977
5 253
Change in Net Worth
$m
May/18
8 066
13 659
Financing of the Change in Net Worth
$m
May/18
Cash and Deposits
$m
May/18
-1 304
1 100
Advances paid
$m
May/18
1 365
932
Investments, loans and placements
$m
May/18
9 688
5 365
Other receivables
$m
May/18
4 316
715
Investments in other public sector entities
$m
May/18
2
-5
Equity accounted investments
$m
May/18
0
0
Investments - shares
$m
May/18
98
1 192
Net Change in financial assets
$m
May/18
14 165
9 299
Net Change in Non-financial Assets
$m
May/18
2 232
612
Deposits held
$m
May/18
1
0
Government securities
$m
May/18
7 897
-4 595
Loans
$m
May/18
-567
254
Other borrowing
$m
May/18
-2
-3
Superannuation liability
$m
May/18
719
762
Other employee liabilities
$m
May/18
-522
284
Suppliers payables
$m
May/18
1 510
-16
Personal benefits payables
$m
May/18
-937
376
Subsidies payables
$m
May/18
-11
64
Grants payables
$m
May/18
-87
-66
Other payables
$m
May/18
674
-1 263
Provisions
$m
May/18
-344
458
Net Incurrence of Liabilities
$m
May/18
8 331
-3 747
Change in Net Worth
$m
May/18
8 066
13 659
Total Liabilities, of which
$m
Q1/18
890 256
874 657
n.a
- Rest of World
$m
Q1/18
320 521
320 028
n.a

Central government debt (Commonwealth Government Debt)
Commonwealth Government Debt
(Total outstanding gross debt)
$m
Aug/18
580 995
574 304
1
By instrument (market value)
Bonds
$m
Aug/18
577 997
570 805
1
Treasury notes
$m
Aug/18
2 992
3 492
-14
Other
$m
Aug/18
6
6
0
By currency (market value)
Domestic currency
$m
Aug/18
580 995
574 304
1
Foreign currencies
$m
Aug/18
0
0
3
By maturity (face value) (10)
Short-term (less than 1 year)
$m
Q2/18
2 500
3 500
-29
Medium & long-term (greater than 1 year)
$m
Q2/18
537 058
524 100
2
Debt Guaranteed by Government
$m
Q2/18
539 558
527 600
2


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$b Seasonally adjusted
Jul/18
74.0
73.7
0.4
- Broad money$b Seasonally adjusted
Jul/18
2 084.7
2 084.8
0.0
Domestic credit to the public sector $b
Jul/18
278.8
271.3
2.8
Domestic credit to the private sector$b Seasonally adjusted
Jul/18
2 852.1
2 839.0
0.4
External position (net)$b
Jul/18
435.9
445.0
-2.0
Analytical accounts of the central bank (11a)
Reserve money (11b)$m
Sep/12/18
105 149
105 214
-0.1
Domestic claims on the public sector (11c)$m
Sep/12/18
95 336
98 059
-2.8
External position
- Gross foreign assets$m
Sep/12/18
78 056
78 351
-0.4
- Gross foreign liabilities (11d)$m
Sep/12/18
6 399
6 905
-7.3

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$m, Trend
Q2/18
106 058
101 916
4.1
Goods and services debits$m, Trend
Q2/18
-103 097
-100 221
-2.9
Net primary income $m, Trend
Q2/18
-15 555
-15 100
-3.0
Net secondary income$m, Trend
Q2/18
-280
- 287
2.4
Balance on current account$m, Trend
Q2/18
-12 875
-13 692
6.0
Balance on capital account$m
Q2/18
-143
-20
-615.0
Balance on financial account$m
Q2/18
12 681
7 131
77.8

International Reserves
and
Foreign Currency Liquidity


Official Reserve Assets (14) $m (US)
Aug/18
51 528
51 350
0.3
Reserves Template

Jun/18
Merchandise trade
Exports (f.o.b.)$m
Jul/18
29 038
29 644
-2.0
Imports (Customs Value)$m
Jul/18
25 191
25 576
-1.5

International Investment Position
(15) (13)
Foreign assets$m
Q2/18
-2 601 235
-2 501 570
-4.0
Direct investment assets$m
Q2/18
- 753 782
-711 539
-5.9
Portfolio investment assets$m
Q2/18
-1 130 151
-1 086 233
-4.0
- Equity$m
Q2/18
-718 156
-690 273
-4.0
- Debt$m
Q2/18
-411 996
-395 960
-4.0
Financial derivatives assets$m
Q2/18
-176 590
-164 573
-7.3
Other investment assets$m
Q2/18
-460 628
-457 698
-0.6
Reserve assets$m
Q2/18
-80 083
-81 526
1.8
Foreign liabilities$m
Q2/18
3 554 665
3 435 498
3.5
Direct investment liabilities$m
Q2/18
993 970
957 707
3.8
Portfolio investment liabilities$m
Q2/18
1 865 904
1 796 586
3.9
- Equity$m
Q2/18
606 169
564 857
7.3
- Debt$m
Q2/18
1 259 735
1 231 728
2.3
Financial derivatives liabilities$m
Q2/18
190 326
176 183
8.0
Other investment liabilities$m
Q2/18
504 466
505 022
-0.1
External Debt (16)$m
Q2/18
2 045 588
2 015 246
1.5

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.