1344.0 - International Monetary Fund - Special Data Dissemination Standard, 2017  
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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
Q4/16
435 445
422 834
3
Final Consumption Expenditure $m
Q4/16
326 725
323 628
1
- General Government$m
Q4/16
80 580
80 422
0.2
- Households$m
Q4/16
246 145
243 206
1.2
Gross Fixed Capital Formation$m
Q4/16
106 795
103 523
3.2
- Private$m
Q4/16
86 458
84 692
2.1
- Public$m
Q4/16
20 337
18 831
8
Exports of Goods and Services$m
Q4/16
91 820
82 153
11.8
Imports of Goods and Services$m
Q4/16
87 152
85 691
1.7
Changes in Inventories $m
Q4/16
12
1 585
na
Statistical Discrepancy$m
Q4/16
-2 755
-2 363
na


Expenditure on Gross Domestic Product (GDP)

Chain Volume Measures,
Seasonally adjusted
Gross domestic product$m
Final Consumption Expenditure$m
Q4/16
422 505
417 974
1.1
- General Government$m
Q4/16
318 559
316 359
0.7
- Households$m
Q4/16
77 999
77 989
0
Gross Fixed Capital Formation$m
Q4/16
240 561
238 370
0.9
- Private$m
Q4/16
103 943
101 298
2.6
- Public$m
Q4/16
83 708
82 505
1.5
Exports of Goods and Services$m
Q4/16
20 235
18 793
7.7
Imports of Goods and Services$m
Q4/16
90 431
88 504
2.2
Changes in Inventories$m
Q4/16
88 308
87 080
1.4
Statistical Discrepancy$m
Q4/16
552
1 228
na

Production Index
Q4/16
-2 673
-2 336
na
Industrial Production Index,
Total Industries
(1)
(2013-2014 = 100.0), Seasonally adjusted
Q4/16
101.8
100.8
1
Labour Market
Employed Persons '000, Trend
Mar 2017
12 033.4
12 016.9
0.1%
Unemployed Persons

'000, Trend
Mar 2017
749.5
743.7
0.8%
Average weekly ordinary time
earnings, full-time adults
(2)
$, Trend
Q4/16
1533.10
1516.30
np
Wage Price Index,
total hourly rates of pay,
excluding bonuses
(2008-09 = 100.0), Original
Q4/16
125.1
124.6
0.4%

Price Indexes
(1)
Consumer price index(2011–12 = 100.0)
Q1/17
110.5
110.0
0.5
Producer Price Indexes: Final demand(2011–12 = 100.0)
Q4/16
106.8
106.3
+0.5%
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
Q4/16
151 061
135 964
11.1
Expenses (5)
$m
Q4/16
153 176
155 912
-1.8
Net operating balance
$m
Q4/16
-2 115
-19 948
na
Net acquisition of non-financial assets (6)
$m
Q4/16
6 964
2 245
na
Net lending/borrowing (GFS basis)
$m
Q4/16
-22 193
-9 078
na
Financial assets
$m
Q4/16
-11 778
10 380
n.a
Domestic
$m
Q4/16
-11 588
11 604
n.a
Central bank and other
depository corporations
$m
Q4/16
9 978
3 403
n.a
Financial corps nec
$m
Q4/16
-1 112
-531
n.a
Non-financial corps
$m
Q4/16
-18 633
11 088
n.a
Households and NPISH
$m
Q4/16
2 479
3 262
n.a
Foreign
$m
Q4/16
-190
-1 224
n.a
Liabilities
$m
Q4/16
6 839
27 997
n.a
Domestic
$m
Q4/16
4 711
23 177
n.a
Central bank and other
depository corporations
$m
Q4/16
13 002
13 247
n.a
Financial corps nec
$m
Q4/16
164
8 219
n.a
Non-financial corps
$m
Q4/16
-3 539
3 113
n.a
Households and NPISH
$m
Q4/16
-3 476
-497
n.a
Foreign
$m
Q4/16
2 128
4 820
n.a
Net errors and omissions (7)
$m
Q4/16
-3 179
-3 715
n.a

Central government operations (Commonwealth Government Operations) (8) (9)
Revenue
$m
Feb/17
39 880
28 194
Expense
$m
Feb/17
33 743
39 882
Net Operating Balance
$m
Feb/17
6 137
-11 688
Net Acquisition of non-financial assets
$m
Feb/17
13
-240
Net Lending /(Borrowing)
$m
Feb/17
6 124
-11 449
Other Economic Flows
$m
Feb/17
910
-3 150
Change in Net Worth
$m
Feb/17
7 047
-14 838
Financing of the Change in Net Worth
$m
Feb/17
Cash and Deposits
$m
Feb/17
1 907
-4 223
Advances paid
$m
Feb/17
295
34
Investments, loans and placements
$m
Feb/17
-3 693
440
Other receivables
$m
Feb/17
1 648
392
Investments in other public sector entities
$m
Feb/17
610
786
Equity accounted investments
$m
Feb/17
1
34
Investments - shares
$m
Feb/17
235
213
Net Change in financial assets
$m
Feb/17
1 003
-2 324
Net Change in Non-financial Assets
$m
Feb/17
-234
-474
Deposits held
$m
Feb/17
-25
17
Government securities
$m
Feb/17
-7 831
10 836
Loans
$m
Feb/17
-34
-180
Other borrowing
$m
Feb/17
3
1
Superannuation liability
$m
Feb/17
780
2 147
Other employee liabilities
$m
Feb/17
39
82
Suppliers payable
$m
Feb/17
489
-1 770
Personal benefits payable
$m
Feb/17
195
891
Subsidies payable
$m
Feb/17
33
-60
Grants payable
$m
Feb/17
-154
97
Other provisions and payables
$m
Feb/17
228
-20
Net Incurrence of Liabilities
$m
Feb/17
-6 278
12 040
Change in Net Worth
$m
Feb/17
7 047
-14 838
Total Liabilities, of which
$m
Q4/16
935 955
941 223
n.a
- Rest of World
$m
Q4/16
287 275
298 660
n.a

Central government debt (Commonwealth Government Debt)
Commonwealth Government Debt
(Total outstanding gross debt)
$m
Mar/17
530 813
511 016
4
By instrument (market value)
Bonds
$m
Mar/17
526 815
508 004
4
Treasury notes
$m
Mar/17
3 991
2 990
33
Other
$m
Mar/17
6
21
-71
By currency (market value)
Domestic currency
$m
Mar/17
530 812
511 008
4
Foreign currencies
$m
Mar/17
0
7
-98
By maturity (face value) (10)
Short-term (less than 1 year)
$m
Q1/17
4 000
15 328
-74
Medium & long-term (greater than 1 year)
$m
Q1/17
486 542
455 455
7
Debt Guaranteed by Government
$m
Q1/17
490 542
470 784
4


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$b, Seasonally adjusted
Feb/17
69.8
69.8
-0.1
- Broad money$b, Seasonally adjusted
Feb/17
1 992.1
1 985.0
0.4
Domestic credit to the public sector $b
Feb/17
258.7
258.6
0.0
Domestic credit to the private sector$b, Seasonally adjusted
Feb/17
2 668.4
2 659.1
0.3
External position (net)$b
Feb/17
426.3
403.6
5.6
Analytical accounts of the central bank (11a)
Reserve money (11b)$m
Apr/19/17
101 725
101 735
0.0
Domestic claims on the public sector (11c)$m
Apr/19/17
92 968
93 069
-0.1
External position
- Gross foreign assets$m
Apr/19/17
85 596
83 644
2.3
- Gross foreign liabilities (11d)$m
Apr/19/17
10 383
9 079
14.4

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 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$m, Trend
Q4/16
89 188
83 611
6.7
Goods and services debits$m, Trend
Q4/16
-86 736
-85 838
-1.0
Net primary income $m, Trend
Q4/16
-7 454
-7 015
-6.3
Net secondary income$m, Trend
Q4/16
-434
-425
-2.1
Balance on current account$m, Trend
Q4/16
-5 437
-9 667
43.8
Balance on capital account$m
Q4/16
-140
-100
-40.0
Balance on financial account$m
Q4/16
3 358
11 837
-71.6

International Reserves
and
Foreign Currency Liquidity


Official Reserve Assets (14) $m (US)
Mar/17
61 125
51 356
19.0
Reserves Template

Feb/17
Merchandise trade
Exports (f.o.b.)$m
Feb/17
23 341
22 786
2.4
Imports (Customs Value)$m
Feb/17
19 351
21 491
-10.0

International Investment Position
(15) (13)
Foreign assets$m
Q4/16
-2 226 432
-2 151 098
-3.5
Direct investment assets$m
Q4/16
-610 496
-589 897
-3.5
Portfolio investment assets$m
Q4/16
-869 818
-847 544
-2.6
- Equity$m
Q4/16
-553 654
-530 859
-4.3
- Debt$m
Q4/16
-316 163
-316 685
0.2
Financial derivatives assets$m
Q4/16
-193 414
-199 007
2.8
Other investment assets$m
Q4/16
-476 625
-448 829
-6.2
Reserve assets$m
Q4/16
-76 079
-65 821
-15.6
Foreign liabilities$m
Q4/16
3 248 044
3 192 510
1.7
Direct investment liabilities$m
Q4/16
851 694
828 140
2.8
Portfolio investment liabilities$m
Q4/16
1 659 820
1 639 676
1.2
- Equity$m
Q4/16
525 784
501 312
4.9
- Debt$m
Q4/16
1 134 036
1 138 363
-0.4
Financial derivatives liabilities$m
Q4/16
212 511
212 815
-0.1
Other investment liabilities$m
Q4/16
524 019
511 879
2.4
External Debt (16)$m
Q4/16
1 926 696
1 918 891
0.4

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)
Sep Qtr 2016
24,220.2
24,128.9
0.4%


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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.