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1344.0 - International Monetary Fund - Special Data Dissemination Standard, 2015  
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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
Q4/14
401 757
399 500
0.6
Final Consumption Expenditure $m
Q4/14
300 117
296 663
1.2
- General Government$m
Q4/14
72 219
71 674
0.8
- Households$m
Q4/14
227 898
224 989
1.3
Gross Fixed Capital Formation$m
Q4/14
106 229
105 792
0.4
- Private$m
Q4/14
88 401
87 838
0.6
- Public$m
Q4/14
17 828
17 955
-0.7
Exports of Goods and Services$m
Q4/14
80 594
79 642
1.2
Imports of Goods and Services$m
Q4/14
83 025
83 542
-0.6
Changes in Inventories $m
Q4/14
-743
1 690
na
Statistical Discrepancy$m
Q4/14
-1414
-746
na


Expenditure on Gross Domestic Product (GDP)

Chain Volume Measures,
Seasonally adjusted
Gross domestic product$m
Q4/14
397 341
395 170
0.5
Final Consumption Expenditure$m
Q4/14
289 122
286 872
0.8
- General Government$m
Q4/14
70 300
70 020
0.4
- Households$m
Q4/14
218 821
216 851
0.9
Gross Fixed Capital Formation$m
Q4/14
102 472
102 207
0.3
- Private$m
Q4/14
84 828
84 404
0.5
- Public$m
Q4/14
17 644
17 804
-0.9
Exports of Goods and Services$m
Q4/14
84 614
83 774
1.0
Imports of Goods and Services$m
Q4/14
76 623
78 597
-2.5
Changes in Inventories$m
Q4/14
-845
1 652
na
Statistical Discrepancy$m
Q4/14
-1 399
-738
na

Production Index
Industrial Production Index,
Total Industries
(1)
(2009-2010 = 100.0), Seasonally adjusted
Q4/14
105.5
105.3
0.3
Labour Market
Employed Persons '000, Trend
Apr 2015
11725.0
11705.9
0.2%
Unemployed Persons

'000, Trend
Apr 2015
767.5
768.0
-0.1%
Average weekly ordinary time
earnings, full-time adults
(2)
$, Trend
Q4/14
1476.30
1455.00
np
Wage Price Index,
total hourly rates of pay,
excluding bonuses
(2008-2009 = 100.0), Original
Q1/15
120.7
120.2
0.4%

Price Indexes
(1)
Consumer price index(2011–12 = 100.0)
Q1/15
106.8
106.6
0.2
Producer Price Indexes: Final demand(2011–12 = 100.0)
Q1/15
104.6
104.1
+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
Q4/14
138 750
125 387
10.7
Expenses (5)
$m
Q4/14
145 795
145 546
0.2
Net operating balance
$m
Q4/14
7 046
–20 159
na
Net acquisition of non-financial assets (6)
$m
Q4/14
4 711
2 663
na
Net lending/borrowing (GFS basis)
$m
Q4/14
11 757
–22 823
na
Financial assets
$m
Q4/14
-1 995
9 642
n.a
Domestic
$m
Q4/14
-1 664
11 110
n.a
Central bank and other
depository corporations
$m
Q4/14
-159
4 064
n.a
Financial corps nec
$m
Q4/14
-3 538
-2 315
n.a
Non-financial corps
$m
Q4/14
2 684
11 264
n.a
Households and NPISH
$m
Q4/14
2 395
3 867
n.a
Foreign
$m
Q4/14
-331
-1 468
n.a
Liabilities
$m
Q4/14
9 160
20 442
n.a
Domestic
$m
Q4/14
1 869
2 053
n.a
Central bank and other
depository corporations
$m
Q4/14
374
11 636
n.a
Financial corps nec
$m
Q4/14
4 265
3 842
n.a
Non-financial corps
$m
Q4/14
-2 463
3 472
n.a
Households and NPISH
$m
Q4/14
-201
3 896
n.a
Foreign
$m
Q4/14
7 291
7 463
n.a
Net errors and omissions (7)
$m
Q4/14
-1 304
-1 882
n.a

Central government operations (Commonwealth Government Operations) (8) (9)
Revenue
$m
Mar/15
37 655
31 108
Expense
$m
Mar/15
34 045
31 941
Net Operating Balance
$m
Mar/15
3 610
-833
Net Acquisition of non-financial assets
$m
Mar/15
200
162
Net Lending /(Borrowing)
$m
Mar/15
3 410
-994
Other Economic Flows
$m
Mar/15
-3 208
2 265
Change in Net Worth
$m
Mar/15
402
1 432
Financing of the Change in Net Worth
$m
Mar/15
Cash and Deposits
$m
Mar/15
-642
171
Advances paid
$m
Mar/15
712
389
Investments, loans and placements
$m
Mar/15
16 483
1 700
Other receivables
$m
Mar/15
-2 149
3 541
Investments in other public sector entities
$m
Mar/15
-673
533
Equity accounted investments
$m
Mar/15
0
0
Investments - shares
$m
Mar/15
-1 624
2 099
Net Change in financial assets
$m
Mar/15
12 108
8 433
Net Change in Non-financial Assets
$m
Mar/15
612
110
Deposits held
$m
Mar/15
-1
-1
Government securities
$m
Mar/15
11 640
5 260
Loans
$m
Mar/15
-34
-271
Other borrowing
$m
Mar/15
34
-17
Superannuation liability
$m
Mar/15
791
708
Other employee liabilities
$m
Mar/15
218
190
Suppliers payable
$m
Mar/15
-343
169
Personal benefits payable
$m
Mar/15
813
193
Subsidies payable
$m
Mar/15
44
39
Grants payable
$m
Mar/15
-141
16
Other provisions and payables
$m
Mar/15
-703
826
Net Incurrence of Liabilities
$m
Mar/15
12 318
7 111
Change in Net Worth
$m
Mar/15
402
1 432
Total Liabilities, of which
$m
Q4/14
729 547
709 424
n.a
- Rest of World
$m
Q4/14
269 692
254 945
n.a

Central government debt (Commonwealth Government Debt)
Commonwealth Government Debt
(Total outstanding gross debt)
$m
Feb/15
409 066
403 806
1
By instrument (market value)
Bonds
$m
Feb/15
403 566
396 809
2
Treasury notes
$m
Feb/15
5 478
6 975
-21
Other
$m
Feb/15
22
22
-1
By currency (market value)
Domestic currency
$m
Feb/15
409 057
403 798
1
Foreign currencies
$m
Feb/15
8
8
0
By maturity (face value) (10)
Short-term (less than 1 year)
$m
Q4/14
22 797
34 297
-34
Medium & long-term (greater than 1 year)
$m
Q4/14
332 977
311 240
7
Debt Guaranteed by Government
$m
Q4/14
355 774
345 537
3


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$b, Seasonally adjusted
Mar/15
61.7
62.2
-0.8
- Broad money$b, Seasonally adjusted
Mar/15
1 770.5
1 764.0
0.3
Domestic credit to the public sector $b
Mar/15
215.2
214.8
0.2
Domestic credit to the private sector$b, Seasonally adjusted
Mar/15
2 382.8
2 371.4
0.5
External position (net)$b
Mar/15
354.3
353.4
0.3
Analytical accounts of the central bank (11)
Reserve money (12)$m
May/13/15
87 012
87 301
-0.3
Domestic claims on the public sector$m
May/13/15
78 791
75 622
4.2
External position
- Gross foreign assets$m
May/13/15
69 252
73 387
-5.6
- Gross foreign liabilities$m
May/13/15
1 640
1 299
26.3

Interest rates
- Interbank Overnight Cash Rate%
Daily
- 13 week Treasury Note%
Daily
- 10 year Treasury Bond%
Daily
Financial soundness indicators (13)
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
(14)
Goods and services credits$m, Trend
Q4/14
79 176
80 329
–1.4
Goods and services debits$m, Trend
Q4/14
–83 088
–83 855
0.9
Net primary income $m, Trend
Q4/14
–6 832
–7 689
11.1
Net secondary income$m, Trend
Q4/14
–536
–542
1.1
Balance on current account$m, Trend
Q4/14
–11 279
–11 757
4.1
Balance on capital account$m
Q4/14
–146
–101
–44.6
Balance on financial account$m
Q4/14
11 698
14 848
–21.2

International Reserves
and
Foreign Currency Liquidity


Official Reserve Assets (15)$m (US)
Apr/15
54 100
56 873
-4.9
Reserves Template

Mar/15
Merchandise trade
Exports (f.o.b.)$m
Mar/15
22 343
20 689
8.0
Imports (Customs Value)$m
Apr/15
22 049
21 113
4.4

International Investment Position
(16) (14)
Foreign assets$m
Q4/14
–1 956 786
–1 827 822
–7.1
Direct investment assets$m
Q4/14
–579 208
–550 707
–5.2
Portfolio investment assets$m
Q4/14
–757 768
–715 357
–5.9
- Equity$m
Q4/14
–494 146
–457 580
–8.0
- Debt$m
Q4/14
–263 622
–257 777
–2.3
Financial derivatives assets$m
Q4/14
–184 109
–137 786
–33.6
Other investment assets$m
Q4/14
–369 995
–363 080
–1.9
Reserve assets$m
Q4/14
–65 705
–60 892
–7.9
Foreign liabilities$m
Q4/14
2 822 935
2 701 753
4.5
Direct investment liabilities$m
Q4/14
726 841
708 180
2.6
Portfolio investment liabilities$m
Q4/14
1 523 952
1 467 562
3.8
- Equity$m
Q4/14
458 024
452 841
1.1
- Debt$m
Q4/14
1 065 927
1 014 720
5.0
Financial derivatives liabilities$m
Q4/14
196 586
153 137
28.4
Other investment liabilities$m
Q4/14
375 556
372 874
0.7
External Debt (17)$m
Q4/14
1 674 976
1 613 485
3.8

Exchange Rates
- Spot (18)
Daily
- Forward (19)
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 2014
23,581.0
23,490.7
0.38%


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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.

11. 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.

12. Reserve money is obtained by summing “Australian notes on issue” and “Exchange Settlement Balances”, from the Reserve Bank’s Statement of Liabilities and Assets.

13. Quarterly data are provided to the IMF by the RBA.

14. As of September quarter 2009, this data is provided on a BPM6 basis.

15 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.

16. More detailed International Investment Position data, including gross assets and liabilities, are published in ABS cat. no. 5302.0.

17. 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.

18. 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.

19. 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.





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