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5232.0.55.001 - Assets and Liabilities of Australian Securitisers, Mar 2012  
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NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE (QUARTER) Release Date
June 2012 23 August 2012
September 2012 28 November 2012



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SUMMARY COMMENTARY


KEY FIGURES

Securitisers, Australia - Assets and Liabilities(a)

Dec Qtr 2011
Mar Qtr 2012
Dec Qtr 2011 to Mar Qtr 2012
$m
$m
%

Total assets at end of qtr
133 652
128 034
-4.2
of which
Mortgages
Residential
110 474
105 883
-4.2
Non-residential
2 624
2 582
-1.6
Total liabilities at end of qtr
133 652
128 034
-4.2
of which
Asset backed Securities
Issued domestically
100 515
95 599
-4.9
Issued off shore
20 419
19 051
-6.7

(a) See paragraph 7 of the Explanatory Notes for details of the coverage of these statistics.



Assets of Securitisers

As at 31 March 2012, total assets of Australian securitisers were $128.0b, down $5.6b (4.2%) on 31 December 2011.

PERCENTAGE CHANGE IN TOTAL ASSETS, from previous quarter
Graph: Percentage Change In Total Assets, from previous quarter


During the March quarter 2012, the fall in total assets was due primarily to falls in residential mortgage loans (down $4.6b, 4.2%), cash and deposits (down $0.4b, 8.5%), other loans (down $0.2b, 1.8%) and long-term asset backed bonds (down $0.2b, 11.5%).

Mortgage assets, which accounted for 84.7% of total assets, were $108.5b as at 31 March 2012, a fall of $4.6b (4.1%) during the quarter.

NET ACQUISITION OF MORTGAGES DURING QUARTER
Graph: NET ACQUISITION OF MORTGAGES DURING QUARTER



Liabilities of Securitisers

As at 31 March 2012, total liabilities of Australian securitisers were $128.0b, down $5.6b (4.2%) on 31 December 2011. The fall in total liabilities was due to falls in long-term asset backed securities issued in Australia (down $5.0b, 5.4%) and asset backed securities issued overseas (down $1.4b, 6.7%). These falls were partially offset by a rise in loans and placements ($0.8b, 9.8%).

CHANGE IN LEVEL OF ASSET BACKED SECURITIES, from previous quarter
Graph: CHANGE IN LEVEL OF ASSET BACKED SECURITIES, from previous quarter


Asset backed securities issued overseas as a proportion of total liabilities fell to 14.9% in the March quarter 2012, down 0.4 percentage points on the December quarter 2011 percentage of 15.3%.

Asset backed securities issued domestically as a proportion of total liabilities fell to 74.7% in the March quarter 2012, down 0.5 percentage points on the December quarter 2011 percentage of 75.2%.

ASSET BACKED SECURITIES, (percentage of total liabilities)
Graph: ASSET BACKED SECURITIES, (percentage of total liabilities)



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