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REAL SECTOR
FISCAL SECTOR
FINANCIAL SECTOR
EXTERNAL SECTOR
POPULATION


REAL SECTOR



SDDS Data Category
and Component
Unit
Description
Reference Period for
latest data
Latest
data
Data for previous
reference period
% change
from
previous
reference
period
Further
information

National Accounts
Expenditure on Gross Domestic Product (GDP)
Current Prices,
Seasonally adjusted
Gross domestic product$m
Q2/19
496 630
490 582
1.2
Final Consumption Expenditure $m
Q2/19
368 340
363 285
1.4
- General Government$m
Q2/19
94 590
92 066
2.7
- Households$m
Q2/19
273 750
271 219
0.9
Gross Fixed Capital Formation$m
Q2/19
111 516
113 096
-1.4
- Private$m
Q2/19
87 741
88 925
-1.3
- Public$m
Q2/19
23 775
24 171
-1.6
Exports of Goods and Services$m
Q2/19
124 751
119 971
4.0
Imports of Goods and Services$m
Q2/19
104 855
105 135
-0.3
Changes in Inventories $m
Q2/19
-2 411
696
na
Statistical Discrepancy$m
Q2/19
-711
-1 332
na


Expenditure on Gross Domestic Product (GDP)

Chain Volume Measures,
Seasonally adjusted
Gross domestic product$m
Q2/19
465 885
463 653
0.5
Final Consumption Expenditure$m
Q2/19
354 872
351 533
1.0
- General Government$m
Q2/19
91 328
88 963
2.7
- Households$m
Q2/19
263 544
262 570
0.4
Gross Fixed Capital Formation$m
Q2/19
107 275
109 183
-1.7
- Private$m
Q2/19
84 761
86 128
-1.6
- Public$m
Q2/19
22 514
23 055
-2.3
Exports of Goods and Services$m
Q2/19
102 453
101 016
1.4
Imports of Goods and Services$m
Q2/19
96 065
97 379
-1.3
Changes in Inventories$m
Q2/19
-1 982
559
na
Statistical Discrepancy$m
Q2/19
-667
-1 259
na

Production Index
Industrial Production Index,
Total Industries
(1)
(2015-2016 = 100.0), Seasonally adjusted
Q2/19
106.6
105.4
1.2
Labour Market
Employed Persons '000, Trend
September 2019
12 942.8
12 922.5
0.2%
Unemployed Persons

'000, Trend
September 2019
718.0
716.4
0.2%
Average weekly ordinary time
earnings, full-time adults
(2)
$, Trend
Q2/19
1 633.8
1 606.8
np
Wage Price Index,
total hourly rates of pay,
excluding bonuses
(2008-09 = 100.0), Original
Q2/19
131.8
131.2
0.5%

Price Indexes
(1)
Consumer price index(2011–12 = 100.0)
Q2/19
114.8
114.1
0.6
Producer Price Indexes: Final demand(2011–12 = 100.0)
Q2/19
111.6
111.2
+0.4%
Note change of index name: From September quarter 2012 the Labour Price Index will be re-titled the Wage Price Index.
For more information please refer to Wage Price Index, Changes in This Issue for the September quarter 2012

FISCAL SECTOR

SDDS Data Category
and Component
Unit
Description
Reference
Period for
latest data
Latest
data
Data for
previous
reference
period
% change
from
previous
reference
period
Further
information

General Government Operations (3)
Revenue (4)
$m
Q2/19
192 002
168 986
13.6
Expenses (5)
$m
Q2/19
176 042
164 861
6.8
Net operating balance
$m
Q2/19
15 959
4 125
na
Net acquisition of non-financial assets (6)
$m
Q2/19
14 641
6 774
na
Net lending/borrowing (GFS basis)
$m
Q2/19
1 318
–2 649
na
Financial assets
$m
Q2/19
13 950
6 801
n.a
Domestic
$m
Q2/19
8 790
6 509
n.a
Central bank and other
depository corporations
$m
Q2/19
3 978
2 406
n.a
Financial corps nec
$m
Q2/19
1 331
2
n.a
Non-financial corps
$m
Q2/19
5 477
2 464
n.a
Households and NPISH
$m
Q2/19
1 148
2 867
n.a
Foreign
$m
Q2/19
5 160
292
n.a
Liabilities
$m
Q2/19
17 424
5 550
n.a
Domestic
$m
Q2/19
18 951
7 250
n.a
Central bank and other
depository corporations
$m
Q2/19
6 936
-5 011
n.a
Financial corps nec
$m
Q2/19
8 452
6 422
n.a
Non-financial corps
$m
Q2/19
635
2 226
n.a
Households and NPISH
$m
Q2/19
3 039
3 695
n.a
Foreign
$m
Q2/19
-1 527
-1 700
n.a
Net errors and omissions (7)
$m
Q2/19
-1 553
-3 576
n.a

Central government operations (Commonwealth Government Operations) (8) (9)
Revenue
$m
May/19
53 576
46 453
Expense
$m
May/19
40 251
39 433
Net Operating Balance
$m
May/19
13 326
7 020
Net Acquisition of non-financial assets
$m
May/19
1 434
630
Net Lending /(Borrowing)
$m
May/19
11 891
6 390
Other Economic Flows
$m
May/19
-14 736
2 830
Change in Net Worth
$m
May/19
-1 410
9 850
Financing of the Change in Net Worth
Cash and Deposits
$m
May/19
562
123
Advances paid
$m
May/19
1 322
1 175
Investments, loans and placements
$m
May/19
12 132
914
Other receivables
$m
May/19
2 173
2 651
Investments in other public sector entities
$m
May/19
83
-2 971
Equity accounted investments
$m
May/19
52
3 137
Investments - shares
$m
May/19
-1 547
3 333
Net Change in financial assets
$m
May/19
14 777
8 362
Net Change in Non-financial Assets
$m
May/19
586
2 144
Deposits held
$m
May/19
-100
92
Government securities
$m
May/19
17 412
-2 805
Loans
$m
May/19
205
365
Other borrowing
$m
May/19
-46
-6
Superannuation liability
$m
May/19
720
789
Other employee liabilities
$m
May/19
-455
250
Suppliers payables
$m
May/19
1 290
1 124
Personal benefits payables
$m
May/19
-745
146
Subsidies payables
$m
May/19
24
-31
Grants payables
$m
May/19
-266
-167
Other payables
$m
May/19
-185
28
Provisions
$m
May/19
-1 081
869
Net Incurrence of Liabilities
$m
May/19
16 773
655
Change in Net Worth
$m
May/19
-1 410
9 850
Total Liabilities, of which
$m
Q2/19
1 042 745
975 077
n.a
- Rest of World
$m
Q2/19
354 500
348 316
n.a

Central government debt (Commonwealth Government Debt)
Commonwealth Government Debt
(Total outstanding gross debt)
$m
Aug/19
655 424
637 241
3
By instrument (market value)
Bonds
$m
Aug/19
648 931
632 741
3
Treasury notes
$m
Aug/19
6 487
4 494
44
Other
$m
Aug/19
6
6
0
By currency (market value)
Domestic currency
$m
Aug/19
655 424
637 240
3
Foreign currencies
$m
Aug/19
0
0
3
By maturity (face value) (10)
Short-term (less than 1 year)
$m
Q2/19
3 000
4 000
-25
Medium & long-term (greater than 1 year)
$m
Q2/19
545 133
537 036
2
Debt Guaranteed by Government
$m
Q2/19
548 133
541 036
1


FINANCIAL SECTOR


SDDS Data Category
and Component
Unit
Description
Reference
Period for
latest data
Latest
data
Data for
previous
reference
period
% change
from
previous
reference
period
Further
information


Analytical accounts of the banking sector
Monetary aggregates
- Currency$b Seasonally adjusted
Aug/19
77.6
77.0
0.8
- Broad money$b Seasonally adjusted
Aug/19
2 137.0
2 134.0
0.1
Domestic credit to the public sector $b
Aug/19
301.8
302.0
-0.1
Domestic credit to the private sector$b Seasonally adjusted
Aug/19
2 929.3
2 921.8
0.2
External position (net)$b
Aug/19
398.8
400.9
-0.5
Analytical accounts of the central bank (11a)
Reserve money (11b)$m
Oct/09/2019
110 694
111 208
-0.5
Domestic claims on the public sector (11c)$m
Oct/09/2019
99 874
98 338
1.6
External position
- Gross foreign assets$m
Oct/09/2019
72 763
82 356
-11.6
- Gross foreign liabilities (11d)$m
Oct/09/2019
3 911
6 880
-43.2

Interest rates
- Interbank Overnight Cash Rate%
Daily
- 13 week Treasury Note%
Daily
- 10 year Treasury Bond%
Daily
Financial soundness indicators (12)
Quarterly

Stock market
- S&P/ASX 200(Dec 1979 = 500)
Daily



EXTERNAL SECTOR


SDDS Data Category
and Component
Unit
Description
Reference
Period for
latest data
Latest
data
Data for
previous
reference
period
% change
from
previous
reference
period
Further
information


Balance of Payments
(13)
Goods and services credits$m, Trend
Q2/19
124 409
119 924
3.7
Goods and services debits$m, Trend
Q2/19
-105 129
-105 231
0.1
Net primary income $m, Trend
Q2/19
-14 273
-15 002
4.9
Net secondary income$m, Trend
Q2/19
-249
-331
24.8
Balance on current account$m, Trend
Q2/19
4 758
-640
. .
Balance on capital account$m
Q2/19
-234
-200
-17.0
Balance on financial account$m
Q2/19
-3 929
3 630
. .

International Reserves
and
Foreign Currency Liquidity


Official Reserve Assets (14) $m (US)
Sep/19
46 594
48 510
-4.0
Reserves Template

Aug/19
Merchandise trade
Exports (f.o.b.)$m
Aug/19
33 362
34 691
-3.8
Imports (Customs Value)$m
Aug/19
26 006
26 361
-1.3

International Investment Position
(15) (13)
Foreign assets$m
Q2/19
-2 824 423
-2 701 211
-4.6
Direct investment assets$m
Q2/19
-816 603
-795 984
-2.6
Portfolio investment assets$m
Q2/19
-1 232 383
-1 187 391
-3.8
- Equity$m
Q2/19
-807 653
-769 533
-5.0
- Debt$m
Q2/19
-424 730
-417 858
-1.6
Financial derivatives assets$m
Q2/19
-264 082
-206 643
-27.8
Other investment assets$m
Q2/19
-430 403
-429 109
-0.3
Reserve assets$m
Q2/19
-80 953
-82 084
1.4
Foreign liabilities$m
Q2/19
3 825 983
3 693 546
3.6
Direct investment liabilities$m
Q2/19
1 059 982
1 049 303
1.0
Portfolio investment liabilities$m
Q2/19
1 947 284
1 902 911
2.3
- Equity$m
Q2/19
646 883
605 767
6.8
- Debt$m
Q2/19
1 300 401
1 297 145
0.3
Financial derivatives liabilities$m
Q2/19
274 308
215 328
27.4
Other investment liabilities$m
Q2/19
544 409
526 004
3.5
External Debt (16)$m
Q2/19
2 139 816
2 115 047
1.2

Exchange Rates
- Spot (17)
Daily
- Forward (18)
Daily
- Trade-weighted index
Daily


POPULATION


SDDS Data Category
and Component
Unit
Description
Reference
Period for
latest data
Latest
data
Data for
previous
reference
period
% change
from
previous
reference
period
Further
information

Population
Estimated resident population -
(Preliminary)
('000)
Mar Qtr 2019
25,287.4
25,180.2
0.5%


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Footnotes

1. Australia has taken a flexibility option on periodicity on these categories. Data are disseminated quarterly.

2. The reference period is a specific week in the middle month of the quarter.

3. Data for General Government Operations (GGO) are from two different sources with different release dates. Revenue, expenses, net operating balance, net acquisition of non-financial assets and net lending/borrowing are drawn from data compiled on a Government Finance Statistics (GFS) basis covering all levels of government in Australia while the data on financing are drawn from data compiled on a System of National Accounts 1993 (SNA93) basis. The quarterly GFS data are released approximately 2 months after the reference period while the quarterly financing data are released approximately 3 months after the reference period. When the reference period differs between the GFS and the national accounts data, the net errors and omissions in the GGO cannot be derived and will be shown as 'na', meaning it is not applicable.

4. The recognition of taxation revenue in GFS is based on the taxation liability method (TLM) where taxes are recognised the earlier of when an assessment of a tax liability is made, or a cash payment is received. This method is adopted in GFS as it currently provides more certainty in the recording of revenue and less possibility of material mis-statement. This recognition differs from the economic transactions method (ETM) used for the Australian national accounts that records taxation revenue when the associated economic activity has occurred.

5. Includes GFS depreciation for central government which is an accounting measure which does not align well with the Australian national accounts measure of consumption of fixed capital.

6. The Australian national accounts estimate may differ from the GFS estimate due to two issues. Firstly, the Australian national accounts estimate includes a measure of consumption of fixed capital that is an economic measure based on the expected economic life of an asset and current replacement costs, whereas the GFS estimate includes a measure of depreciation that is an accounting measure based on taxation guidelines for allowable depreciation and the original cost of the asset. Secondly, the Australian national accounts estimates include capitalised expenditure for intangible fixed assets which is recorded in the GFS as consumption expenditure.

7. Net lending derived from revenues and expenditures will differ from net lending derived from financing data because of different concepts, sources and methods employed. The net errors and omissions represent the difference between the net lending derived from GFS data and net lending derived from the national accounts data.

8. Financing of the change in net worth includes transactions and other economic flows

9. Net Lending/Borrowing plus Other Economic Flows does not equal the Change in Net Worth because transactions in Non Financial Assets are funded from transactions in Financial Assets and Liabilities

10. With the exception of Treasury Indexed Bonds which are valued at face value plus the capital accretion component.

11a. The RBA does not lend to the non-bank private sector and is not permitted to lend to banks, except in exceptional circumstances as lender of last-resort..

11b. Reserve money is obtained by summing “Australian notes on issue” and “Exchange Settlement Balances”, from the Reserve Bank’s Statement of Liabilities and Assets

11c.The weekly series uses the RBA's total Australian dollar investments as a proxy, which overstates the true amount as it also includes claims on Australian Depository Institutions. More accurate data are disseminated in the Central Bank Survey with a lag of one month.

11d. From 6 April 2016 the series includes both domestic and foreign currency liabilities, but excludes any domestic currency liabilities arising from swap line activation. Liabilities arising from swap line activation are included in the Central Bank Survey, which is disseminated with a lag of one month.

12. Quarterly data are provided to the IMF by the RBA.

13. As of September quarter 2009, this data is provided on a BPM6 basis.

14 Official reserve assets data have been adjusted for securities sold under repurchase agreements. Weekly data on the RBA's gross holdings of gold and foreign exchange assets are also published. However, these data are not adjusted for securities sold under repurchase agreements, and do not include the reserve position in the IMF.

15. More detailed International Investment Position data, including gross assets and liabilities, are published in ABS cat. no. 5302.0.

16. Gross external debt as defined in External Debt Statistics: Guide for Compilers and Users. More detail on these data are provided via the External Debt link.

17. Spot rates of the AUD against 13 currencies, the SDR and on a trade-weighted basis are updated daily and can be found in the link provided in the 'Further Information' section.

18. Historical data on 1,3 and 6 month forward margins against the USD are available from the Reserve Bank on request. Enquiries can be directed to International Department on (02) 9551 8457. The margins are the representative buying and selling quotations as determined by the RBA. The margins take the form of basis points which may be added to the spot exchange rate to derive the indicative forward rate.