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5671.0 - Lending Finance, Australia, Aug 2014  
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 13/10/2014   
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AUGUST KEY FIGURES

Jul 2014
Aug 2014
Jul 2014 to Aug 2014
$m
$m
% change

TREND ESTIMATES
Housing finance for owner occupation(a)
16 842
16 820
-0.1
Personal finance
8 638
8 725
1.0
Commercial finance
44 467
44 554
0.2
Lease finance
436
441
1.1
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED ESTIMATES
Housing finance for owner occupation(a)
16 971
16 631
-2.0
Personal finance
8 467
8 907
5.2
Commercial finance
47 898
40 100
-16.3
Lease finance
418
454
8.7

(a) Excludes alterations and additions

Personal Finance
Graph: Lending finance adjusted time series all lenders, total personal finance commitments, total

Commercial Finance
Graph: Commercial Finance




AUGUST KEY POINTS


AUGUST 2014 COMPARED WITH JULY 2014:

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 2.0%.


PERSONAL FINANCE
  • The trend series for the value of total personal finance commitments rose 1.0%. Fixed lending commitments rose 1.0% and revolving credit commitments rose 0.9%.
  • The seasonally adjusted series for the value of total personal finance commitments rose 5.2%. Revolving credit commitments rose 5.9% and fixed lending commitments rose 4.7% .


COMMERCIAL FINANCE
  • The trend series for the value of total commercial finance commitments rose 0.2%. Revolving credit commitments rose 0.4% and fixed lending commitments rose 0.1%.
  • The seasonally adjusted series for the value of total commercial finance commitments fell 16.3% in August 2014, after a rise of 3.4% in July 2014. Fixed lending commitments fell 18.6%, after a rise of 21.0% in the previous month. Revolving credit commitments fell 9.6%, following a fall of 26.8% in the previous month.


LEASE FINANCE
  • The trend series for the value of total lease finance commitments rose 1.1% in August 2014 and the seasonally adjusted series rose 8.7%, after a fall of 7.3% in July 2014.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
September 2014 12 November 2014
October 2014 12 December 2014
November 2014 14 January 2015
December 2014 13 February 2015
January 2015 13 March 2015
February 2015 14 April 2015



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 an impact on:
  • Commercial Finance values for the period of July 2014

Seasonally adjusted and trend series are revised as a result of the incorporation of estimates for the latest month and the revision of seasonal factors due to the concurrent seasonal adjustment methodology.


PROPOSED REMOVAL OF TABLES

The ABS is reviewing the usage of some Lending Finance tables, with the aim of improving the relevance of data released and minimising the reporting load placed on businesses.

As part of this review, we are seeking user feedback on the possible removal from future releases of 38 current time series spreadsheets on the downloads tab of the ABS website. The list of tables is shown at Proposed Removal of Tables. If you have any feedback on the possible removal of these tables, please email <finacct@abs.gov.au> or phone the Financial Statistics Section on Sydney (02) 9268 4186.


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