5232.0.55.001 - Assets and Liabilities of Australian Securitisers, Dec 2017
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Assets of Securitisers
At 31 December 2017, total assets of Australian securitisers were $132.5b, up $7.3b (5.9%) on 30 September 2017.
During the December quarter 2017, the rise in total assets was primarily due to an increase in residential mortgage assets (up $6.0b, 6.0%) and by an increase in other loans assets (up $0.9b, 6.1%).
Liabilities of Securitisers
At 31 December 2017, total liabilities of Australian securitisers were $132.5b, up $7.3b (5.9%) on 30 September 2017. The increase in total liabilities was primarily due to an increase in long term asset backed securities issued in Australia (up $8.6b, 8.0%). This was offset by a notable decrease in short term asset backed securities issued in Australia (down $1.1b, 22.8%), and loans and placements (down $0.3b, 4.1%).
At 31 December 2017, asset backed securities issued in Australia as a proportion of total liabilities increased to 89.8%, up 0.7 percentage points on the September quarter 2017 proportion of 89.1%. Asset backed securities issued overseas as a proportion of total liabilities decreased to 2.6%, down 0.1 percentage points on the September quarter 2017 proportion of 2.7%.
In this issue, revisions have been made to the original series as a result of improved survey data and coverage improvements. These revisions have impacted assets and liabilities back to and including December 2016.
For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070.
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