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5671.0 - Lending Finance, Australia, May 2014  
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MAY KEY FIGURES

Apr 2014
May 2014
Apr 2014 to May 2014
$m
$m
% change

TREND ESTIMATES
Housing finance for owner occupation(a)
16 777
16 804
0.2
Personal finance
8 288
8 348
0.7
Commercial finance
42 094
42 308
0.5
Lease finance
420
420
-0.1
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED ESTIMATES
Housing finance for owner occupation(a)
16 858
16 732
-0.7
Personal finance
7 963
8 689
9.1
Commercial finance
43 753
41 110
-6.0
Lease finance
360
441
22.4

(a) Excludes alterations and additions

Personal Finance
Graph: Personal Finance

Commercial Finance
Graph: Commercial Finance




MAY KEY POINTS


MAY 2014 COMPARED WITH APRIL 2014:

HOUSING FINANCE FOR OWNER OCCUPATION
  • The total value of owner occupied housing commitments excluding alterations and additions rose 0.2% in trend terms, while the seasonally adjusted series fell 0.7%.


PERSONAL FINANCE
  • The trend series for the value of total personal finance commitments rose 0.7%. Revolving credit commitments rose 1.9%, while fixed lending commitments fell 0.2%.
  • The seasonally adjusted series for the value of total personal finance commitments rose 9.1%. Revolving credit commitments rose 20.4% and fixed lending commitments rose 0.9%.


COMMERCIAL FINANCE
  • The trend series for the value of total commercial finance commitments rose 0.5%. Revolving credit commitments rose 3.9%, while fixed lending commitments fell 0.7%.
  • The seasonally adjusted series for the value of total commercial finance commitments fell 6.0% in May 2014, after a rise of 5.9% in April 2014. Fixed lending commitments fell 11.2%, after a rise of 5.8% in the previous month. Revolving credit commitments rose 9.3%, following a rise of 6.0% in the previous month.


LEASE FINANCE
  • The trend series for the value of total lease finance commitments fell 0.1% in May 2014, while the seasonally adjusted series rose 22.4%, after a fall of 21.2% in April 2014.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
June 2014 11 August 2014
July 2014 12 September 2014
August 2014 13 October 2014
September 2014 12 November 2014
October 2014 12 December 2014
November 2014 14 January 2015



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 (Wholesale Finance and Other) for the periods January 2013 to April 2014
  • Housing Finance value for April 2014.

Seasonally adjusted and trend series are 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.


FEEDBACK

The ABS is reviewing the usage of some Lending Finance tables, with the aim of improving the relevance of data released and minimising the reporting load placed on businesses.

As part of this review, we are seeking user feedback on the possible removal from future releases of the following time series spreadsheets on the downloads tab of the ABS website:

TABLE 6 Commercial finance commitments, by purpose (fixed loans)
TABLE 7Lease and commercial finance commitments, stocks and flows
TABLE 10Lease finance commitments for motor vehicles
TABLE 11Commercial and lease finance commitments for plant and equipment
TABLE 12Lease finance commitments for plant and equipment
TABLE 13Lending Finance Seasonal Factors and Forward Factors for 12 months, by purpose and lender
TABLES 27 to 30Lease finance commitments: summary, by purpose, by purpose by lender, by industry
TABLES 31 to 38Lease finance commitments by purpose and state and territory
TABLES 39 to 41Operating lease finance commitments: by purpose, by lender, by industry
TABLES 42 to 49Operating lease finance commitments by purpose and state and territory
TABLES 52 to 60Personal finance commitments, fixed loans and revolving credit by state and territory

If you have any feedback on the possible removal of these tables, please email <finacct@abs.gov.au> or phone Financial Statistics Section on Sydney (02) 9268 4186.


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INQUIRIES

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