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 Indicators


Main
Features
Period
Units
Value
Change
Previous
Period
Change
Corresponding
Period Last
Year
National Accounts
Gross domestic product GDP, Chain volume measures - TrendSep Qtr 2019
$m
477 305
0.5%
1.8%
Gross domestic product GDP, Chain volume measures - Annual2018-19
$m
1 886 576
2.0%
na

International Accounts
Balance on Goods and Services - TrendDec 2019
$m
4 799
-7.1%
25.6%
Total Goods and Services Credits - TrendDec 2019
$m
40 701
-0.6%
4.3%
Total Goods and Services Debits - TrendDec 2019
$m
35 902
0.4%
2.0%
Balance on Current Account - Trend Sep Qtr 2019
$m
8 384
110.6
. .
Net International Investment Position (IIP) - OriginalSep Qtr 2019
$m
975 989
-2.2
0.7
Net Foreign Debt - OriginalSep Qtr 2019
$m
1 163 343
1.8
8.6

Consumption and investment
Retail turnover at current prices - TrendDecember 2019
$m
27,836.3
0.3
2.8
Actual New Capital Expenditure in volume terms - TrendDecember quarter 2019
$m
28 663
-1.4
-4.5
Inventories held by Private Businesses, in volume terms - TrendSep 2019
$m
164 840
-0.4%
-0.7%
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 - TrendSep 2019
$m
83 210
-0.5%
-3.6%
Dwelling unit approvals - TrendDecember 2019
no.
14 423
2.1%
-5.9%
Building approvals -TrendDecember 2019
$m
9 279.9
-0.6%
-1.0%
Total dwelling units commenced - trendSep 2019
no.
42 065
-4.7%
-23.5%
Building work done - Chain Volume Measures - TrendDec 2019
$m
29 147.9
-2.0%
-6.5%
Engineering construction work done - Chain Volume Measures - trendDec 2019
$m
20 926.7
-0.5%
-6.8%

Prices
Consumer price index (2011-12 = 100.0) - OriginalDec Qtr 2019
Index no.
116.2
0.7%
1.8%
Producer Price Indexes, Final Demand (2011-12 = 100.0) - OriginalDecember 2019 Qtr
Index no.
112.4
+0.3%
+1.4%
Import price index (2011-12 = 100.0) - OriginalDec Qtr 2019
Index no.
114.3
0.7%
1.4%
Export price index (2011-12 = 100.0) - OriginalDec Qtr 2019
Index no.
108.8
-5.2%
4.1%
Wage Price Index (2008-2009 = 100.0) - OriginalDec Qtr 2019
Index no.
133.5
0.5%
2.2%

Labour Force and Demography
Employed persons - TrendJanuary 2020
'000
12 996.7
0.2%
2.0%
Participation rate - TrendJanuary 2020
%
66.0
0.0 pts
0.4 pts
Unemployment rate - TrendJanuary 2020
%
5.2
0.0 pts
0.1 pts
Employment to Population ratio - Trend January 2020
%
62.6
0.0 pts
0.3 pts
Job Vacancies - TrendNov 2019
'000
237.1
-0.4%
-2.3%
Estimated resident population - (Preliminary)June Qtr 2019
'000
25,364.3
0.3%
1.5%
Short-term overseas visitor arrivals - Trend (a)December 2019
'000
797.2
0.3%
2.6%
For unemployment and participation rates, the changes are given as percentage points.

Incomes
Company gross operating profits (in current price terms) - TrendSep 2019
$m
98 545
1.9%
10.6%
Average weekly ordinary time earnings, full-time adults - TrendNovember 2019
$
1 658.70
np
3.2%

Lending Indicators
Housing finance for owner occupation, dwellings financed - TrendDecember 2019
. .
. .
. .
New housing loan commitments - TrendDecember 2019
$m
19516.0
2.5
11.7
New housing loan commitments to Owner Occupiers - TrendDecember 2019
$m
14124.0
2.8
15.3
New housing loan commitments to Investors - TrendDecember 2019
$m
5392.0
1.7
3.2
New personal loan commitments for fixed term loans - TrendDecember 2019
$m
1758.0
0.9
4.3
New business loan commitments for construction - TrendDecember 2019
$m
3133.0
-0.2
46.6
New business loan commitments for the purchase of property - TrendDecember 2019
$m
4751.0
-0.5
-15.1

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.