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5671.0 - Lending Finance, Australia, Jul 2007  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 11/09/2007   
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JULY KEY FIGURES

Jun 2007
Jul 2007
Jun 2007 to Jul 2007
$m
$m
% change

TREND ESTIMATES
Housing finance for owner occupation
15 535
15 673
0.9
Personal finance
7 050
7 129
1.1
Commercial finance
41 033
41 583
1.3
Lease finance
543
541
-0.4
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED ESTIMATES
Housing finance for owner occupation
16 336
15 086
-7.7
Personal finance
7 861
6 758
-14.0
Commercial finance
48 584
38 277
-21.2
Lease finance
517
531
2.7

Personal finance
Graph: Personal Finance

Commercial finance
Graph: Commercial Finance



JULY KEY POINTS


JULY 2007 COMPARED WITH JUNE 2007:

HOUSING FINANCE FOR OWNER OCCUPATION

  • The total value of owner occupied housing commitments excluding alterations and additions decreased by 7.7% (seasonally adjusted) while the trend series rose 0.9%.


PERSONAL FINANCE
  • The seasonally adjusted series for the value of total personal finance commitments fell by 14.0%. This decrease was due to falls in both revolving credit commitments (down 14.6%) and fixed lending commitments (down 13.3%).
  • The trend series for the value of total personal finance rose 1.1% due to a rise in both revolving credit commitments (up 1.7%) and fixed lending commitments (up 0.4%).


COMMERCIAL FINANCE
  • The seasonally adjusted series for the value of total commercial finance commitments fell by 21.2%. This decrease was due to a fall in both fixed lending commitments (down 22.6%) and revolving credit commitments (down 18.8%).
  • The trend series for the value of total commercial finance commitments rose 1.3%. This was due to a rise in both fixed lending commitments (up 1.9%) and revolving credit commitments (up 0.4%).


LEASE FINANCE
  • Lease finance commitments (seasonally adjusted) increased by 2.7%. The lease finance trend series fell by 0.4%.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
August 2007 15 October 2007
September 2007 12 November 2007
October 2007 12 December 2007
November 2007 21 January 2008
December 2007 13 February 2008
January 2008 12 March 2008



REVISIONS

Revisions were made to include the latest available administrative and survey data.



INQUIRIES

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