1345.0 - Key Economic Indicators, 2017  
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This table contains a summary of Australia's key economic indicators. Data contained in this table is updated as soon as it becomes available. Please also see Measures of Australia's Progress which is a summary of key social, environmental and economic national progress indicators.

National Accounts
International Accounts
Consumption and Investment
Production
Prices
Labour Force and Demography
Incomes
Housing Finance


Main
Features
Period
Units
Value
Change
Previous
Period
Change
Corresponding
Period Last
Year
National Accounts
Gross domestic product GDP, Chain volume measures - TrendJun Qtr 2017
$m
427 713
0.7%
2.1%
Gross domestic product GDP, Chain volume measures - Annual2016-17
$m
1 693 119
1.9%
na

International Accounts
Balance on Goods and Services - TrendAug 2017
$m
735
-27.7%
..
Total Goods and Services Credits - TrendAug 2017
$m
32 226
-0.5%
16.3%
Total Goods and Services Debits - TrendAug 2017
$m
31 490
0.4%
7.8%
Balance on Current Account - Trend Jun Qtr 2017
$m
-5 623
-4.7 %
60.0 %
Net International Investment Position (IIP) - OriginalJun Qtr 2017
$m
1 000 264
-2.4 %
-4.4 %
Net Foreign Debt - OriginalJun Qtr 2017
$m
990 599
-2.1 %
-6.2 %

Consumption and investment
Retail turnover at current prices - TrendAug 2017
$m
26051.2
0.1%
2.8%
Actual New Capital Expenditure in volume terms - TrendJun Qtr 2017
$m
28169
0.6%
-4.0%
Inventories held by Private Businesses, in volume terms - TrendJun 2017
$m
156 456
0.3%
1.7%
Total new motor vehicle sales - TrendSept 2017
no.
99 850
-0.3
1.7

Production
Income from sales of goods and services by Manufacturers in volume terms - TrendJun 2017
$m
80 744
-0.2%
-2.7%
Dwelling unit approvals - TrendAug 2017
no.
18 312
1.1%
-6.5%
Building approvals -TrendAug 2017
$m
9 914.7
-0.3%
-1.2%
Total dwelling units commenced - trendJun 2017
no.
52 283
-3.0%
-11.3%
Building work done - Chain Volume Measures - TrendJun 2017
$m
27 070.3
0.5%
-0.1%
Engineering construction work done - Chain Volume Measures - trendJun 2017
$m
20 197.6
0.7%
-4.4%

Prices
Consumer price index (2011-12 = 100.0) - OriginalJun Qtr 2017
Index no.
110.7
0.2
1.9
Producer Price Indexes, Final Demand (2011-12 = 100.0) - OriginalJun Qtr 2017
Index no.
107.8
+0.5%
+1.7%
Import price index (2011-12 = 100.0) - OriginalJun Qtr 2017
Index no.
103.8
-0.1%
+0.3%
Export price index (2011-12 = 100.0) - OriginalJun Qtr 2017
Index no.
90.5
-5.7%
22.5%
Wage Price Index (2008-2009 = 100.0) - OriginalJun Qtr 2017
Index no.
126.1
0.4%
1.9%

Labour Force and Demography
Employed persons - TrendSep 2017
'000
12 281.2
0.2%
2.8%
Participation rate - TrendSep 2017
%
65.2
0.1 pts
0.6 pts
Unemployment rate - TrendSep 2017
%
5.5
0.0 pts
-0.2 pts
Employment to Population ratio - Trend Sep 2017
%
61.5
0.1 pts
0.6 pts
Job Vacancies - TrendAug 2017
'000
201.3
3.9%
14.0%
Estimated resident population - (Preliminary)Mar Qtr 2016
'000
24,511.8
0.5%
1.6%
Short-term overseas visitor arrivals - Trend (a)Aug 2017
'000
756.0
0.8%
7.9%
For unemployment and participation rates, the changes are given as percentage points.

Incomes
Company gross operating profits (in current price terms) - TrendJun 2017
$m
82 392
3.2%
31.0%
Average weekly earnings, full-time adults: ordinary time - TrendMay 2017
$
1543.80
np
1.8%

Housing Finance
Housing finance for owner occupation, dwellings financed - TrendAug 2017
no.
56 429
1.0%
3.5%

na not available
np not published
. . not applicable or not available
(a) Data revised from July 2004 to December 2013. For information see Explanatory Note 12 & 13.