1345.0 - Key Economic Indicators, Summary  
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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.

National Accounts
International Accounts
Consumption and Investment
Production
Prices
Labour Force and Demography
Incomes
Lending to Households and Businesses


Main
Features
Period
Units
Value
Change
Previous
Period
Change
Corresponding
Period Last
Year
National Accounts
Gross domestic product GDP, Chain volume measures - TrendMar Qtr 2019
$m
463 613
0.3%
1.7%
Gross domestic product GDP, Chain volume measures - Annual2017-18
$m
1 815 372
2.9%
na

International Accounts
Balance on Goods and Services - TrendMay 2019
$m
6 089
2.9%
340.3%
Total Goods and Services Credits - TrendMay 2019
$m
41 398
0.8%
15.5%
Total Goods and Services Debits - TrendMay 2019
$m
35 310
0.5%
2.5%
Balance on Current Account - Trend Mar Qtr 2019
$m
-2 006
67.6%
84.3%
Net International Investment Position (IIP) - OriginalMar Qtr 2019
$m
966 146
-3.2%
3.6%
Net Foreign Debt - OriginalMar Qtr 2019
$m
1 099 476
0.5%
8.1%

Consumption and investment
Retail turnover at current prices - TrendMay 2019
$m
27373.7
0.2
2.7
Actual New Capital Expenditure in volume terms - TrendMarch quarter 2019
$m
29 451
-0.6
-0.8
Inventories held by Private Businesses, in volume terms - TrendMar 2019
$m
162 129
0.2%
1.0%
Total new motor vehicle sales - TrendDec 2017
no.
99 756
0.2
2.8

Production
Income from sales of goods and services by Manufacturers in volume terms - TrendMar 2019
$m
81 819
-1.1%
-3.4%
Dwelling unit approvals - TrendMay 2019
no.
14 778
-0.5%
-20.9%
Building approvals -TrendMay 2019
$m
9 295.6
-0.2%
-8.9%
Total dwelling units commenced - trendMar 2019
no.
46 284
-7.9%
-21.8%
Building work done - Chain Volume Measures - TrendMar 2019
$m
29 752.8
-0.9%
-1.2%
Engineering construction work done - Chain Volume Measures - trendMar 2019
$m
20 972.4
-4.0%
-12.2%

Prices
Consumer price index (2011-12 = 100.0) - OriginalMar Qtr 2019
Index no.
114.1
0.0%
1.3%
Producer Price Indexes, Final Demand (2011-12 = 100.0) - OriginalMar Qtr 2018
Index no.
111.2
+0.4%
+1.9%
Import price index (2011-12 = 100.0) - OriginalMar Qtr 2018
Index no.
112.1
-0.5%
5.2%
Export price index (2011-12 = 100.0) - OriginalMar Qtr 2018
Index no.
109.2
4.5%
15.3%
Wage Price Index (2008-2009 = 100.0) - OriginalMar Qtr 2019
Index no.
131.2
0.5%
2.3%

Labour Force and Demography
Employed persons - TrendMay 2019
'000
12 856.6
0.2%
2.7%
Participation rate - TrendMay 2019
%
65.9
0.1 pts
0.4 pts
Unemployment rate - TrendMay 2019
%
5.1
0.0 pts
-0.3 pts
Employment to Population ratio - Trend May 2019
%
62.5
0.0 pts
0.5 pts
Job Vacancies - TrendMay 2019
'000
243.2
0.3%
4.2%
Estimated resident population - (Preliminary)Dec Qtr 2018
'000
25,180.2
0.3%
1.6%
Short-term overseas visitor arrivals - Trend (a)May 2019
'000
789.6
0.6%
2.9%
For unemployment and participation rates, the changes are given as percentage points.

Incomes
Company gross operating profits (in current price terms) - TrendMar 2019
$m
93 001
2.0%
8.8%
Average weekly ordinary time earnings, full-time adults - TrendNovember 2018
$
1604.9
np
2.4%

Lending to Households and Businesses
Housing finance for owner occupation, dwellings financed - TrendMay 2019
no.
46 316
-0.7%
-12.2%
Lending to Households - TrendMay 2019
$m
30 552
-0.6%
-15.9%
Lending to Businesses - TrendMay 2019
$m
37 561
3.6%
13.7%

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.