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5232.0.55.001 - Assets and Liabilities of Australian Securitisers, Mar 2010  
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FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE (QUARTER) Release Date
June 2010 26 August 2010
September 2010 25 November 2010



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SUMMARY COMMENTARY


KEY FIGURES

Securitisers, Australia - Assets and Liabilities(a)

Dec Qtr 2009
Mar Qtr 2010
Dec Qtr 2009 to Mar Qtr 2010
$m
$m
%

Total assets at end of qtr
160 758
154 162
-4.1
of which
Mortgages
Residential
119 839
117 403
-2.0
Non-residential
5 291
4 889
-7.6
Total liabilities at end of qtr
160 758
154 162
-4.1
of which
Asset backed Securities
Issued domestically
106 464
105 081
-1.3
Issued off shore
43 083
38 146
-11.5

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



Assets of Securitisers

As at 31 March 2010, total assets of Australian securitisers were $154.2b, down $6.6b (4.1%) on December quarter 2009. This is the eleventh consecutive quarterly fall for the assets of Australian securitisers.

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


Mortgage assets, which accounted for 79.3% of total assets, were $122.3b at 31 March 2010, a decrease of $2.8b (2.3%) during the quarter.

During the March quarter 2010, the decrease in total assets was due primarily to falls in residential mortgages (down $2.4b, 2.0%), the holdings of long term securities, asset backed bonds (down $1.7b, 15.0%) and the holdings of other loans (down $1.3b, 9.4%).

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



Liabilities of Securitisers

The $6.6b decrease in total liabilities during the March quarter 2010 was primarily due to falls in asset backed securities issued overseas (down $4.9b, 11.5%) and short term asset backed securities issued in Australia (down $1.6b, 7.7%).

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 decreased to 24.7% in the March quarter 2010, down 2.1 percentage points on December quarter 2009.

Asset backed securities issued domestically as a proportion of total liabilities increased to 68.2% in the March quarter 2010, up 2.0 percentage points on December quarter 2009.

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



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