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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
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National Accounts
Expenditure on Gross Domestic Product (GDP)
Current Prices, Seasonally adjusted
Gross domestic product$mQ2/21544,222527,4473.2
Final Consumption Expenditure$mQ2/21389,351382,4821.8
 General Government$mQ2/21109,460107,4941.8
 Households$mQ2/21279,891274,9871.8
Gross Fixed Capital Formation$mQ2/21123,851118,6384.4
 Private$mQ2/2194,35191,3933.2
 Public$mQ2/2129,50027,2458.3
Exports of Goods and Services$mQ2/21125,857118,8945.9
Imports of Goods and Services$mQ2/2196,95593,4613.7
Changes in Inventories$mQ2/212,3122,310na
Statistical Discrepancy$mQ2/21-194-1,415na
 
Expenditure on Gross Domestic Product (GDP)
Chain Volume Measures, Seasonally adjusted
Gross domestic product$mQ2/21505,134501,7880.7
Final Consumption Expenditure$mQ2/21377,032372,6481.2
 General Government$mQ2/21105,543104,2031.3
 Households$mQ2/21271,490268,4451.1
Gross Fixed Capital Formation$mQ2/21120,588116,8383.2
 Private$mQ2/2191,39989,6502.0
 Public$mQ2/2129,19027,1887.4
Exports of Goods and Services$mQ2/21103,615107,020-3.2
Imports of Goods and Services$mQ2/2198,45296,9901.5
Changes in Inventories$mQ2/212,5293,618na
Statistical Discrepancy$mQ2/21-180-1,346na
 
Production Index
Industrial Production Index,
Total Industries
 (1)
(2018-2019 = 100.0) Seasonally adjustedQ2/21100.7100.9-0.2
 
Labour Market
Employed Persons'000, Seasonally adjustedSep/2112,884.613,022.6-1.1
Unemployed Persons'000, Seasonally adjustedSep/21626.0617.11.4
Average weekly ordinary time earnings, full-time adults (2)$, Seasonally adjustedQ2/211,737.11,711.6na
Wage Price Index, total hourly rates of pay, excluding bonuses(2008-09 = 100.0), OriginalQ2/21136.5136.10.3
 
Price Indexes (1)
Consumer price index(2011–12 = 100.0)Q2/21118.8117.90.8
Producer Price Indexes: Final demand(2011–12 = 100.0)Q2/21113.6112.80.7

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  

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General Government Operations (3)
Revenue (4)$mQ2/21207,241177,33516.9
Expenses (5)$mQ2/21204,609198,0953.3
Net operating balance$mQ2/212,632-20,760na
Net acquisition of non-financial assets (6)$mQ2/2118,2799,985na
Net lending/borrowing (GFS basis)$mQ2/21-15,647-30,745na
Financial assets$mQ2/218,0502,341na
 Domestic$mQ2/215,6373,363na
  Central bank and other depository corporations$mQ2/212,360-6,308na
  Financial corps nec$mQ2/2110,0252,752na
  Non-financial corps$mQ2/21-1,20811,791na
  Households and NPISH$mQ2/21-1,2464,290na
 Foreign$mQ2/212,413-1,022na
Liabilities$mQ2/2120,05613,075na
 Domestic$mQ2/2122,47918,738na
  Central bank and other depository corporations$mQ2/214,83721,461na
  Financial corps nec$mQ2/215,050-5,200na
  Non-financial corps$mQ2/21-3,5372,717na
  Households and NPISH$mQ2/2113,614416na
 Foreign$mQ2/21-2,423-5,663na
Net errors and omissions (7)$mQ2/211,125-3,966na
 
Central government operations (Commonwealth Government Operations) (8) (9a) (9b)
Revenue$mAug 202145,40039,427 
Expense$mAug 202153,09351,989 
Net Operating Balance$mAug 2021-7,693-12,562 
Net Acquisition of non-financial assets$mAug 2021-158-1,169 
Net Lending /(Borrowing)$mAug 2021-7,535-11,393 
Other Economic Flows$mAug 20216,531-19,694 
Change in Net Worth$mAug 2021-1,162-32,256 
 
Financing of the Change in Net Worth
Cash and Deposits$mAug 20212,919-9,064 
Advances paid$mAug 2021-461-1,035 
Investments, loans and placements$mAug 202117,9632,289 
Other receivables$mAug 20219561,186 
Investments in other public sector entities$mAug 2021-52-127 
Equity accounted investments$mAug 202151-49 
Investments - shares$mAug 2021501-312 
Net Change in financial assets$mAug 202121,877-7,112 
Net Change in Non-financial Assets$mAug 2021-234-603 
Deposits held$mAug 2021-59-80 
Government securities$mAug 202111,22624,752 
Loans$mAug 202112,471-1,300 
Lease liabilities (9c)$mAug 2021-225-92 
Superannuation liability$mAug 2021942548 
Other employee liabilities$mAug 2021410-4,350 
Suppliers payables$mAug 2021-251-1,360 
Personal benefits payables$mAug 202163426 
Subsidies payables$mAug 2021-17-101 
Grants payables$mAug 2021-74-545 
Other payables$mAug 2021-434913 
Provisions$mAug 2021-1,2485,729 
Net Incurrence of Liabilities$mAug 202122,80424,541 
Change in Net Worth$mAug 2021-1,162-32,256 
Total Liabilities, of which$mQ2/211,389,0591,384,895na
 Rest of World$mQ2/21454,409453,705na
 
Central government debt (Commonwealth Government Debt)
Commonwealth Government Debt (Total outstanding gross debt)$mSep-21912,954924,397-1
By instrument (market value)
Bonds$mSep-21886,149894,591-1
Treasury notes$mSep-2126,80029,800-10
Other$mSep-2155-0
By currency (market value)
Domestic currency$mSep-21912,954924,397-1
Foreign currencies$mSep-2100-1
By maturity (face value) (10)
Short-term (less than 1 year)$mQ3/2149,28927,25081
Medium & long-term (greater than 1 year)$mQ3/21796,215796,1860
Debt Guaranteed by Government$mQ3/21845,503823,4363

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Analytical accounts of the banking sector
Monetary aggregates
 Currency$b Seasonally adjustedAug/2194.994.30.6
 Broad money$b Seasonally adjustedAug/212,554.92,549.50.2
Domestic credit to the public sector$bAug/21335.8339.6-1.1
Domestic credit to the private sector$b Seasonally adjustedAug/213,140.83,121.90.6
External position (net)$bAug/21338.5339.3-0.2
 
Analytical accounts of the central bank (11a)
Reserve money (11b)$mOct/20/2021498,214501,930-0.7
Domestic claims on the public sector (11c)$mOct/20/2021520,874518,9660.4
External position
 Gross foreign assets$mOct/20/202167,92669,207-1.9
 Gross foreign liabilities (11d)$mOct/20/202123,13019,79316.9
 
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   

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Balance of Payments (13)
Goods and services credits$m, TrendQ2/21nanana
Goods and services debits$m, TrendQ2/21nanana
Net primary income$m, TrendQ2/21nanana
Net secondary income$m, TrendQ2/21nanana
Balance on current account$m, TrendQ2/21nanana
Balance on capital account$mQ2/21-218-182-19.8
Balance on financial account$mQ2/21-24,230-14,630-65.6
 
International Reserves and Foreign Currency Liquidity
Official Reserve Assets (14)$m (US)Sep 202159,19157,9952.1
Reserves Template Aug 2021   
 
Merchandise trade
Exports (f.o.b.)$mAug-2143,96942,2444.1
Imports (Customs Value)$mAug-2127,69828,256-2.0
 
International Investment Position (15) (13)
Foreign assets$mQ2/21-3,137,523-3,018,788-3.9
Direct investment assets$mQ2/21-874,539-859,333-1.8
Portfolio investment assets$mQ2/21-1,475,128-1,364,921-8.1
 Equity$mQ2/21-1,070,983-973,949-10.0
 Debt$mQ2/21-404,145-390,972-3.4
Financial derivatives assets$mQ2/21-278,146-297,1076.4
Other investment assets$mQ2/21-444,191-433,148-2.6
Reserve assets$mQ2/21-65,519-64,278-1.9
Foreign liabilities$mQ2/214,022,6453,933,7462.3
Direct investment liabilities$mQ2/211,096,3381,090,4510.5
Portfolio investment liabilities$mQ2/212,086,9282,008,6583.9
 Equity$mQ2/21758,212699,5348.4
 Debt$mQ2/211,328,7161,309,1241.5
Financial derivatives liabilities$mQ2/21291,646299,675-2.7
Other investment liabilities$mQ2/21547,733534,9622.4
External Debt (16)$mQ2/212,150,7592,117,6841.6
 
Exchange Rates
Spot (17) Daily   
Forward (18) Daily   
Trade-weighted index Daily   

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Population
Estimated resident population - (Preliminary)('000)Mar Qtr 202125,704.325,683.40.08

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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 net purchases of non-financial assets don’t impact net worth (change in net worth = net operating balance+OEF).

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.