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International Monetary Fund - Special Data Dissemination Standard, IMF

Contains the main economic and financial statistics produced by the ABS and other agencies, such as the Reserve Bank of Australia

Reference period
2006
Released
14/08/2006
Next release Unknown
First release

Real Sector

SDDS Data Category and ComponentUnit DescriptionReference Period for latest dataLatest dataData for previous reference period% change from previous reference period
National Accounts
Expenditure on Gross Domestic Product (GDP)
Current Prices, Seasonally adjusted
 Gross domestic product$m
Q2/20
468,424
506,779
-7.6
 Final Consumption Expenditure$m
Q2/20
344,361
376,406
-8.5
  General Government$m
Q2/20
103,812
100,654
3.1
  Households$m
Q2/20
240,549
275,753
-12.8
 Gross Fixed Capital Formation$m
Q2/20
108,387
113,737
-4.7
  Private$m
Q2/20
82,326
87,985
-6.4
  Public$m
Q2/20
26,061
25,752
1.2
 Exports of Goods and Services$m
Q2/20
109,095
118,368
-7.8
 Imports of Goods and Services$m
Q2/20
85,235
99,227
-14.1
 Changes in Inventories$m
Q2/20
-4,642
35
na
 Statistical Discrepancy$m
Q2/20
-3,542.88
-2,540.86
na
Expenditure on Gross Domestic Product (GDP)
Chain Volume Measures, Seasonally adjusted
 Gross domestic product$m
Q2/20
445,799
479,339
-7.0
 Final Consumption Expenditure$m
Q2/20
333,194
362,595
-8.1
  General Government$m
Q2/20
99,676
96,853
2.9
  Households$m
Q2/20
233,518
265,742
-12.1
 Gross Fixed Capital Formation$m
Q2/20
104,432
109,760
-4.9
  Private$m
Q2/20
79,640
85,218
-6.5
  Public$m
Q2/20
24,791
24,542
1.0
 Exports of Goods and Services$m
Q2/20
95,650
102,509
-6.7
 Imports of Goods and Services$m
Q2/20
80,020
91,862
-12.9
 Changes in Inventories$m
Q2/20
-4,085
-1,261
na
 Statistical Discrepancy$m
Q2/20
-3,372
-2,403
na
Production Index
 Industrial Production Index,
Total Industries
 (1)
(2017-2018 = 100.0) Seasonally adjusted
Q2/20
101.6
105.2
-3.3
Labour Market
 Employed Persons'000, Seasonally Adjusted
Sep/20
12571.9
12601.5
-0.2
 Unemployed Persons'000, Seasonally Adjusted
Sep/20
937.4
926.2
1.2
 Average weekly ordinary time earnings, full-time adults (2)$, Seasonally Adjusted
Q2/20
1,713.9
1,658.4
np
 Wage Price Index, total hourly rates of pay, excluding bonuses(2008-09 = 100.0), Original
Q2/20
134.1
134.1
0.0
Price Indexes (1)
 Consumer price index(2011–12 = 100.0)
Q2/20
114.4
116.6
-1.9
 Producer Price Indexes: Final demand(2011–12 = 100.0)
Q2/20
111.2
112.6
-1.2
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 ComponentUnit DescriptionReference Period for latest dataLatest dataData for previous reference period% change from previous reference period
General Government Operations (3)
 Revenue (4)
$m
Q2/20
170,572
169,199
0.8
 Expenses (5)
$m
Q2/20
252,252
177,257
42.3
 Net operating balance
$m
Q2/20
-81,680
-8,058
na
 Net acquisition of non-financial assets (6)
$m
Q2/20
15,725
7,702
na
 Net lending/borrowing (GFS basis)
$m
Q2/20
-97,405
-15,759
na
 Financial assets
$m
Q2/20
58,111
30,998
na
 Domestic
$m
Q2/20
62,627
27,839
na
 Domestic
$m
Q2/20
47,294
16,430
na
 Financial corps nec
$m
Q2/20
653
793
na
 Non-financial corps
$m
Q2/20
21,101
22,493
na
 Households and NPISH
$m
Q2/20
992
3,393
na
 Foreign
$m
Q2/20
-4,516
3,159
na
 Liabilities
$m
Q2/20
146,749
44,056
na
 Domestic
$m
Q2/20
120,396
75,811
na
 Central bank and other depository corporations
$m
Q2/20
66,245
61,737
na
 Financial corps nec
$m
Q2/20
39,234
6,624
na
 Non-financial corps
$m
Q2/20
751
4,430
na
 Households and NPISH
$m
Q2/20
14,720
4,612
na
 Foreign
$m
Q2/20
26,353
-31,755
na
 Net errors and omissions (7)
$m
Q2/20
-4,575
-9,743
na
Central government operations (Commonwealth Government Operations) (8) (9a) (9b)
 Revenue
$m
May 2020
43,870
44,231
 
 Expense$mMay 202079,54552,651 
 Net Operating Balance
$m
May 2020
-35,675
-8,420
 
 Net Acquisition of non-financial assets
$m
May 2020
1,641
746
 
 Net Lending /(Borrowing)
$m
May 2020
-37,316
-9,166
 
 Other Economic Flows
$m
May 2020
2,744
2,039
 
 Change in Net Worth
$m
May 2020
-32,931
-6,380
 
Financing of the Change in Net Worth
 Cash and Deposits
$m
May 2020
-1,594
997
 
 Advances paid
$m
May 2020
1,357
1,391
 
 Investments, loans and placements
$m
May 2020
34,870
-3,433
 
 Other receivables
$m
May 2020
4,161
4,102
 
 Investments in other public sector entities
$m
May 2020
103
36
 
 Equity accounted investments
$m
May 2020
5
-20
 
 Investments - shares
$m
May 2020
369
-2,539
 
 Net Change in financial assets
$m
May 2020
39,270
533
 
 Net Change in Non-financial Assets
$m
May 2020
5,074
-34
 
 Deposits held
$m
May 2020
-68
57
 
 Government securities
$m
May 2020
58,224
15,016
 
 Loans
$m
May 2020
-1,020
-4,771
 
 Lease liabilities (9c)
$m
May 2020
-102
257
 
 Superannuation liability
$m
May 2020
861
754
 
 Other employee liabilities
$m
May 2020
386
-627
 
 Suppliers payables
$m
May 2020
3,784
253
 
 Personal benefits payables
$m
May 2020
1,096
207
 
 Subsidies payables
$m
May 2020
45
434
 
 Grants payables
$m
May 2020
-124
-258
 
 Other payables
$m
May 2020
-504
-485
 
 Provisions
$m
May 2020
14,695
-3,956
 
 Net Incurrence of Liabilities
$m
May 2020
77,275
6,880
 
 Change in Net Worth
$m
May 2020
-32,931
-6,380
 
 Total Liabilities, of which
$m
Q2/20
1,271,139
1,161,537
na
  Rest of World
$m
Q2/20
385,306
365,149
na
Central government debt (Commonwealth Government Debt)
 Commonwealth Government Debt (Total outstanding gross debt)
$m
Aug-20
845,490
825,691
2
By instrument (market value)
 Bonds
$m
Aug-20
780,246
761,944
2
 Treasury notes
$m
Aug-20
65,238
63,742
2
 Other
$m
Aug-20
6
6
1
By currency (market value)
 Domestic currency
$m
Aug-20
845,490
825,690
2
 Foreign currencies
$m
Aug-20
0
0
-1
By maturity (face value) (10)
 Short-term (less than 1 year)
$m
Q2/20
58,750
40,612
45
 Medium & long-term (greater than 1 year)
$m
Q2/20
632,780
545,542
16
 Debt Guaranteed by Government
$m
Q2/20
691,530
586,154
18

Financial sector

SDDS Data Category and ComponentUnit DescriptionReference Period for latest dataLatest dataData for previous reference period% change from previous reference period
Analytical accounts of the banking sector
 Monetary aggregates
  Currency$b Seasonally adjusted
Aug/20
90.1
89.0
1.2
  Broad money$b Seasonally adjustedAug/20
2,384.2
2,362.6
0.8
 Domestic credit to the public sector$bAug/20
377.8
379.1
-0.3
 Domestic credit to the private sector$b Seasonally adjustedAug/20
2,998.7
2,997.6
0.0
 External position (net)$bAug/20
344.0
351.9
-2.2
Analytical accounts of the central bank (11a)
 Reserve money (11b)$mOct/14/2020167,309168,319-0.6
 Domestic claims on the public sector (11c)$mOct/14/2020234,972237,643-1.1
 External position
  Gross foreign assets$mOct/14/202062,40663,398-1.6
  Gross foreign liabilities (11d)$mOct/14/20202,6943,470-22.4
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 ComponentUnit DescriptionReference Period for latest dataLatest dataData for previous reference period% change from previous reference period
Balance of Payments (13)
 Goods and services credits$m, Trend
Q2/20
na
na
na
 Goods and services debits$m, Trend
Q2/20
na
na
na
 Net primary income$m, Trend
Q2/20
na
na
na
 Net secondary income$m, Trend
Q2/20
na
na
na
 Balance on current account$m, Trend
Q2/20
na
na
na
 Balance on capital account$m
Q2/20
-219
-534
59.0
 Balance on financial account$m
Q2/20
-18,417
-10,315
-78.5
International Reserves and Foreign Currency Liquidity
 Official Reserve Assets (14)$m (US)Sep 202043,75543,882-0.3
 Reserves Template Aug 2020   
Merchandise trade
 Exports (f.o.b.)$mAug-20
28,319
28,935
-2.1
 Imports (Customs Value)$mAug-20
24,026
25,811
-6.9
International Investment Position (15) (13)
 Foreign assets$m
Q2/20
-3,069,660
-3,274,093
6.2
 Direct investment assets$m
Q2/20
-862,115
-852,671
-1.1
 Portfolio investment assets$m
Q2/20
-1,234,346
-1,258,528
1.9
  Equity$m
Q2/20
-791,725
-810,641
2.3
  Debt$m
Q2/20
- 442,621
-447,886
1.2
 Financial derivatives assets$m
Q2/20
- 412,987
-522,422
20.9
 Other investment assets$m
Q2/20
- 494,915
-543,660
9.0
 Reserve assets$m
Q2/20
- 65,297
-96,813
32.6
 Foreign liabilities$m
Q2/20
3,980,251
4,125,422
-3.5
 Direct investment liabilities$m
Q2/20
1,087,936
1,058,751
2.8
 Portfolio investment liabilities$m
Q2/20
1,898,068
1,890,402
0.4
  Equity$m
Q2/20
597,246
513,138
16.4
  Debt$m
Q2/20
1,300,823
1,377,264
-5.6
 Financial derivatives liabilities$m
Q2/20
412,503
510,545
-19.2
 Other investment liabilities$m
Q2/20
581,744
665,724
-12.6
 External Debt (16)$m
Q2/20
2,176,567
2,350,882
-7.4
Exchange Rates
 Spot (17) 
Daily
   
 Forward (18) 
Daily
   
 Trade-weighted index 
Daily
   

Population

SDDS Data Category and ComponentUnit DescriptionReference Period for latest dataLatest dataData for previous reference period% change from previous reference period
Population
 Estimated resident population -(Preliminary)('000)
Mar Qtr 2020
25,650.0
25,536.1
0.4

Footnotes

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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

9a. 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

9b. The new Australian Accounting Standard, AASB 16 Leases (AASB 16), applied to all Australian Government entities from 1 July 2019. New non-financial assets and liabilities are recognised on the balance sheet that were previously accounted for as operating expenses. The implementation of AASB 16 has been reflected in the Australian Government General Government Sector Monthly Financial Statements from the December 2019 reporting period.

9c. Includes impacts resulting from the implementation of AASB 16. Disclosed as 'Other borrowing' prior to the December 2019 reporting period.

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.