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5671.0 - Lending Finance, Australia, Nov 2011  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 17/01/2012   
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NOVEMBER KEY FIGURES

Oct 2011
Nov 2011
Oct 2011 to Nov 2011
$m
$m
% change

TREND ESTIMATES
Housing finance for owner occupation(a)
13 632
13 663
0.2
Personal finance
7 383
7 396
0.2
Commercial finance
34 229
34 403
0.5
Lease finance
442
458
3.6
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED ESTIMATES
Housing finance for owner occupation(a)
13 487
13 790
2.2
Personal finance
7 806
7 199
-7.8
Commercial finance
36 624
33 098
-9.6
Lease finance
426
490
15.1

(a) Excludes alterations and additions

Personal Finance
Graph: Personal Finance

Commercial Finance
Graph: Commercial Finance




NOVEMBER KEY POINTS


NOVEMBER 2011 COMPARED WITH OCTOBER 2011:

HOUSING FINANCE FOR OWNER OCCUPATION
  • The total value of owner occupied housing commitments excluding alterations and additions rose 0.2% in trend terms and the seasonally adjusted series rose 2.2%.


PERSONAL FINANCE
  • The trend series for the value of total personal finance commitments rose 0.2%. Fixed lending commitments rose 0.7%, while revolving credit commitments fell 0.4%.
  • The seasonally adjusted series for the value of total personal finance commitments fell 7.8% in November 2011, after a 9.9% rise in October 2011. Revolving credit commitments fell 17.0% in November 2011, while fixed lending commitments rose 1.0%.


COMMERCIAL FINANCE
  • The trend series for the value of total commercial finance commitments rose 0.5%. Revolving credit commitments rose 1.2% and fixed lending commitments rose 0.1%.
  • The seasonally adjusted series for the value of total commercial finance commitments fell 9.6% in November 2011, after a 15.5% rise in October 2011. Revolving credit commitments fell 19.1%, after a 34.5% rise in the previous month. Fixed lending commitments fell 4.2%, after a 6.9% rise in the previous month.


LEASE FINANCE
  • The trend series for the value of total lease finance commitments rose 3.6% and the seasonally adjusted series rose 15.1%.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
December 2011 15 February 2012
January 2012 15 March 2012
February 2012 16 April 2012
March 2012 16 May 2012
April 2012 12 June 2012
May 2012 16 July 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:
  • Commercial finance values for the period January 2003 to October 2011;
  • Personal finance values for the period January 2003 to October 2011;
  • Lease finance values for March 2003 and the periods March 2004 to June 2004, August 2004 to October 2004, June 2011 and August 2011;
  • Investment housing values for the period January 2003 to October 2011; and
  • Owner occupied housing finance values for the period January 2003 to October 2011.

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

For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 or Joe Whelan on Canberra (02) 6252 5747.


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