5232.0 - Australian National Accounts: Finance and Wealth, Mar 2015 Quality Declaration
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 25/06/2015
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SELECTED FINANCIAL INSTRUMENTS
The listed share market rose $142.9b, with net transactions of $9.6b and valuation increases of $133.3b. Bank shares recorded the largest valuation increase ($66.1b) in March quarter 2015 followed by other private non-financial corporations shares ($51.1b) which recorded its first increase since December quarter 2013.
Loan market transactions ($82.6b) reached near record highs following large transactions in June quarter 2014 ($89.2b) and June quarter 2007 ($106.5b). March quarter 2015 transactions was driven by long term loans ($65.2b) where households borrowing from securitisers ($16.2) and banks ($11.1b) coupled with other private non-financial corporations borrowing from banks ($11.9b) were the largest drivers.
The bond market rose by $88.7b in the March quarter 2015 following a similar rise in December quarter 2014 of $87.1b. In the March quarter 2015 net transactions were $43.9b and valuation increases were $44.8b. The bond market has continued to grow with the most recent decrease occurring between September and December quarter 2010.
Net transactions in bonds were driven by securitisers ($17.6b) and national general government ($16.1b) net issuances during March quarter 2015. The valuation increase was driven by rest of world bonds ($19.1b) which recorded the largest valuation increase since the December quarter 2008 ($22.4b), followed by national general government bonds ($10.6b) and banks bonds ($7.9b).
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