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
Q2/17
446 938
447 446
-0.1
Final Consumption Expenditure $m
Q2/17
335 398
330 934
1.3
- General Government$m
Q2/17
84 444
82 613
2.2
- Households$m
Q2/17
250 954
248 321
1.1
Gross Fixed Capital Formation$m
Q2/17
109 772
107 552
2.1
- Private$m
Q2/17
85 764
86 230
-0.5
- Public$m
Q2/17
24 009
21 322
12.6
Exports of Goods and Services$m
Q2/17
94 148
96 841
-2.8
Imports of Goods and Services$m
Q2/17
91 078
89 438
1.8
Changes in Inventories $m
Q2/17
-570
2 620
na
Statistical Discrepancy$m
Q2/17
-732
-1 063
na


Expenditure on Gross Domestic Product (GDP)

Chain Volume Measures,
Seasonally adjusted
Gross domestic product$m
Final Consumption Expenditure$m
Q2/17
427 948
424 450
0.8
- General Government$m
Q2/17
323 427
320 826
0.8
- Households$m
Q2/17
80 079
79 133
1.2
Gross Fixed Capital Formation$m
Q2/17
243 348
241 693
0.7
- Private$m
Q2/17
105 837
104 263
1.5
- Public$m
Q2/17
82 256
83 185
-1.1
Exports of Goods and Services$m
Q2/17
23 581
21 078
11.9
Imports of Goods and Services$m
Q2/17
90 943
88 524
2.7
Changes in Inventories$m
Q2/17
91 138
90 083
1.2
Statistical Discrepancy$m
Q2/17
-419
1 928
na

Production Index
Q2/17
-701
-1 008
na
Industrial Production Index,
Total Industries
(1)
(2013-2014 = 100.0), Seasonally adjusted
Q1/17
102.8
102.0
0.7
Labour Market
Employed Persons '000, TrendAug 2017
12 249.5
12 222.4
0.2%
Unemployed Persons

'000, TrendAug 2017
723.2
725.3
-0.3%
Average weekly ordinary time
earnings, full-time adults
(2)
$, Trend
Q2/17
1543.80
1532.20
np
Wage Price Index,
total hourly rates of pay,
excluding bonuses
(2008-09 = 100.0), Original
Q2/17
126.1
125.6
0.4%

Price Indexes
(1)
Consumer price index(2011–12 = 100.0)
Q2/17
110.7
110.5
0.2
Producer Price Indexes: Final demand(2011–12 = 100.0)
Q2/17
107.8
107.3
+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
Q2/17
167 684
152 178
10.2
Expenses (5)
$m
Q2/17
159 892
152 872
4.6
Net operating balance
$m
Q2/17
7 792
-694
na
Net acquisition of non-financial assets (6)
$m
Q2/17
13 371
4 420
na
Net lending/borrowing (GFS basis)
$m
Q2/17
-5 579
-5 114
na
Financial assets
$m
Q2/17
18 654
22 282
n.a
Domestic
$m
Q2/17
19 738
19 969
n.a
Central bank and other
depository corporations
$m
Q2/17
21 523
6 362
n.a
Financial corps nec
$m
Q2/17
8 634
5 706
n.a
Non-financial corps
$m
Q2/17
-13 426
12 103
n.a
Households and NPISH
$m
Q2/17
1 294
4 163
n.a
Foreign
$m
Q2/17
-1 084
2 313
n.a
Liabilities
$m
Q2/17
22 121
19 580
n.a
Domestic
$m
Q2/17
23 363
6 114
n.a
Central bank and other
depository corporations
$m
Q2/17
12 428
1 753
n.a
Financial corps nec
$m
Q2/17
4 827
4 111
n.a
Non-financial corps
$m
Q2/17
3 789
203
n.a
Households and NPISH
$m
Q2/17
3 504
-158
n.a
Foreign
$m
Q2/17
-1 242
13 466
n.a
Net errors and omissions (7)
$m
Q2/17
3 020
-1 982
n.a

Central government operations (Commonwealth Government Operations) (8) (9)
Revenue
$m
Jul/17
35 818
32 786
Expense
$m
Jul/17
40 544
42 478
Net Operating Balance
$m
Jul/17
-4 726
-9 692
Net Acquisition of non-financial assets
$m
Jul/17
-521
1 367
Net Lending /(Borrowing)
$m
Jul/17
-4 205
-11 059
Other Economic Flows
$m
Jul/17
-2 380
-7 492
Change in Net Worth
$m
Jul/17
-7 106
35 037
Financing of the Change in Net Worth
$m
Jul/17
Cash and Deposits
$m
Jul/17
-91
897
Advances paid
$m
Jul/17
235
-3 866
Investments, loans and placements
$m
Jul/17
-19 704
3 350
Other receivables
$m
Jul/17
2 402
-6 536
Investments in other public sector entities
$m
Jul/17
1 065
-6 207
Equity accounted investments
$m
Jul/17
291
-282
Investments - shares
$m
Jul/17
-2 105
439
Net Change in financial assets
$m
Jul/17
-17 906
-12 204
Net Change in Non-financial Assets
$m
Jul/17
628
3 219
Deposits held
$m
Jul/17
-3
-31
Government securities
$m
Jul/17
-9 098
-1 013
Loans
$m
Jul/17
-795
400
Other borrowing
$m
Jul/17
52
-16
Superannuation liability
$m
Jul/17
516
-44 609
Other employee liabilities
$m
Jul/17
57
-649
Suppliers payable
$m
Jul/17
-2 467
2 306
Personal benefits payable
$m
Jul/17
1 677
-2 111
Subsidies payable
$m
Jul/17
-61
43
Grants payable
$m
Jul/17
-1 124
787
Other provisions and payables
$m
Jul/17
1 073
873
Net Incurrence of Liabilities
$m
Jul/17
-10 172
-44 021
Change in Net Worth
$m
Jul/17
-7 106
35 037
Total Liabilities, of which
$m
Q2/17
953 257
959 344
n.a
- Rest of World
$m
Q2/17
300 543
301 100
n.a

Central government debt (Commonwealth Government Debt)
Commonwealth Government Debt
(Total outstanding gross debt)
$m
Aug/17
543 483
538 156
1
By instrument (market value)
Bonds
$m
Aug/17
539 987
533 659
1
Treasury notes
$m
Aug/17
3 490
4 490
-22
Other
$m
Aug/17
6
6
0
By currency (market value)
Domestic currency
$m
Aug/17
543 483
538 156
1
Foreign currencies
$m
Aug/17
0
0
1
By maturity (face value) (10)
Short-term (less than 1 year)
$m
Q2/17
3 500
4 000
-13
Medium & long-term (greater than 1 year)
$m
Q2/17
504 292
486 542
4
Debt Guaranteed by Government
$m
Q2/17
507 792
490 542
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$b, Seasonally adjusted
Aug/17
71.6
71.1
0.7
- Broad money$b, Seasonally adjusted
Aug/17
2 049.5
2 042.0
0.4
Domestic credit to the public sector $b
Aug/17
259.6
256.4
1.2
Domestic credit to the private sector$b, Seasonally adjusted
Aug/17
2 743.3
2 730.8
0.5
External position (net)$b
Aug/17
394.2
403.6
-2.3
Analytical accounts of the central bank (11a)
Reserve money (11b)$m
Oct/11/17
102 254
102 211
0.0
Domestic claims on the public sector (11c)$m
Oct/11/17
82 667
90 202
-8.4
External position
- Gross foreign assets$m
Oct/11/17
73 670
77 167
-4.5
- Gross foreign liabilities (11d)$m
Oct/11/17
7 277
8 692
-16.3

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$m, Trend
Q2/17
98 313
95 394
3.1
Goods and services debits$m, Trend
Q2/17
- 91 174
- 89 308
-2.1
Net primary income $m, Trend
Q2/17
- 12 283
- 10 991
-11.8
Net secondary income$m, Trend
Q2/17
- 479
- 469
-2.1
Balance on current account$m, Trend
Q2/17
- 5 623
- 5 373
-4.7
Balance on capital account$m
Q2/17
- 151
- 144
-4.9
Balance on financial account$m
Q2/17
3 949
6 274
-37.1

International Reserves
and
Foreign Currency Liquidity


Official Reserve Assets (14) $m (US)
Sep/17
58 691
60 295
-2.7
Reserves Template

Aug/17
Merchandise trade
Exports (f.o.b.)$m
Aug/17
25 183
25 090
0.4
Imports (Customs Value)$m
Aug/17
26 269
30 104
-12.7

International Investment Position
(15) (13)
Foreign assets$m
Q2/17
-2 237 641
-2 178 377
-2.7
Direct investment assets$m
Q2/17
- 623 041
- 622 314
-0.1
Portfolio investment assets$m
Q2/17
- 897 029
- 877 464
-2.2
- Equity$m
Q2/17
- 565 749
- 557 876
-1.4
- Debt$m
Q2/17
- 331 280
- 319 588
-3.7
Financial derivatives assets$m
Q2/17
- 156 375
- 145 106
-7.8
Other investment assets$m
Q2/17
- 477 120
- 453 528
-5.2
Reserve assets$m
Q2/17
- 84 077
- 79 965
-5.1
Foreign liabilities$m
Q2/17
3 237 904
3 202 996
1.1
Direct investment liabilities$m
Q2/17
880 804
861 156
2.3
Portfolio investment liabilities$m
Q2/17
1 664 693
1 659 407
0.3
- Equity$m
Q2/17
541 553
552 118
-1.9
- Debt$m
Q2/17
1 123 140
1 107 289
1.4
Financial derivatives liabilities$m
Q2/17
189 122
180 491
4.8
Other investment liabilities$m
Q2/17
503 285
501 942
0.3
External Debt (16)$m
Q2/17
1 900 341
1 879 769
1.1

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 2016
24,511.8
24,385.6
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.