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5671.0 - Lending Finance, Australia, Mar 2012  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 16/05/2012   
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MARCH KEY FIGURES

Feb 2012
Mar 2012
Feb 2012 to Mar 2012
$m
$m
% change

TREND ESTIMATES
Housing finance for owner occupation(a)
13 643
13 574
-0.5
Personal finance
7 237
7 229
-0.1
Commercial finance
31 033
30 655
-1.2
Lease finance
488
498
2.0
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED ESTIMATES
Housing finance for owner occupation(a)
13 394
13 354
-0.3
Personal finance
7 167
7 245
1.1
Commercial finance
29 202
31 784
8.8
Lease finance
494
506
2.5

(a) Excludes alterations and additions

Personal Finance
Graph: Personal Finance

Commercial Finance
Graph: Commercial Finance




MARCH KEY POINTS


MARCH 2012 COMPARED WITH FEBRUARY 2012:

HOUSING FINANCE FOR OWNER OCCUPATION
  • The total value of owner occupied housing commitments excluding alterations and additions fell 0.5% in trend terms and the seasonally adjusted series fell 0.3%.


PERSONAL FINANCE
  • The trend series for the value of total personal finance commitments fell 0.1%. Revolving credit commitments fell 0.6%, while fixed lending commitments rose 0.3%.
  • The seasonally adjusted series for the value of total personal finance commitments rose 1.1%. Revolving credit commitments rose 1.2% and fixed lending commitments rose 1.0%.


COMMERCIAL FINANCE
  • The trend series for the value of total commercial finance commitments fell 1.2%. Revolving credit commitments fell 6.5%, while fixed lending commitments rose 0.7%.
  • The seasonally adjusted series for the value of total commercial finance commitments rose 8.8% in March 2012, after a fall of 8.1% in February 2012. Revolving credit commitments rose 20.5%, after a fall of 27.0% in the previous month. Fixed lending commitments rose 5.2%, after a fall of 0.1% in the previous month.


LEASE FINANCE
  • The trend series for the value of total lease finance commitments rose 2.0% and the seasonally adjusted series rose 2.5%.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
April 2012 12 June 2012
May 2012 16 July 2012
June 2012 13 August 2012
July 2012 11 September 2012
August 2012 16 October 2012
September 2012 13 November 2012



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 impacted on:
  • Personal finance values for the period December 2011 to February 2012
  • Commercial finance values for December 2011 and February 2012
  • Lease finance values for February 2012.

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


INQUIRIES

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