1344.0 - International Monetary Fund - Special Data Dissemination Standard, 2016  
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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
Q3/16
422 132
419 878
0.5
Final Consumption Expenditure $m
Q3/16
323 338
322 242
0.3
- General Government$m
Q3/16
79 854
80 409
-0.7
- Households$m
Q3/16
243 485
241 833
0.7
Gross Fixed Capital Formation$m
Q3/16
103 679
106 464
-2.6
- Private$m
Q3/16
84 843
85 343
-0.6
- Public$m
Q3/16
18 836
21 120
-10.8
Exports of Goods and Services$m
Q3/16
81 140
78 281
3.7
Imports of Goods and Services$m
Q3/16
85 823
85 661
0.2
Changes in Inventories $m
Q3/16
1 388
360
na
Statistical Discrepancy$m
Q3/16
-1 590
-1 808
na


Expenditure on Gross Domestic Product (GDP)

Chain Volume Measures,
Seasonally adjusted
Gross domestic product$m
Final Consumption Expenditure$m
Q3/16
417 688
419 674
-0.5
- General Government$m
Q3/16
316 308
315 446
0.3
- Households$m
Q3/16
77 644
77 832
-0.2
Gross Fixed Capital Formation$m
Q3/16
238 664
237 613
0.4
- Private$m
Q3/16
101 340
104 168
-2.7
- Public$m
Q3/16
82 559
83 211
-0.8
Exports of Goods and Services$m
Q3/16
18 781
20 957
-10.4
Imports of Goods and Services$m
Q3/16
87 791
87 543
0.3
Changes in Inventories$m
Q3/16
87 230
86 111
1.3
Statistical Discrepancy$m
Q3/16
1 053
435
na

Production Index
Q3/16
-1 573
-1 807
na
Industrial Production Index,
Total Industries
(1)
(2013-2014 = 100.0), Seasonally adjusted
Q3/16
101
101.5
-0.5
Labour Market
Employed Persons '000, Trend
Oct 2016
11 946.6
11 947.6
0.0%
Unemployed Persons

'000, Trend
Oct 2016
708.6
712.7
-0.6%
Average weekly ordinary time
earnings, full-time adults
(2)
$, Trend
Q2/16
1516.00
1500.00
np
Wage Price Index,
total hourly rates of pay,
excluding bonuses
(2008-09 = 100.0), Original
Q3/16
124.6
123.7
0.7%

Price Indexes
(1)
Consumer price index(2011–12 = 100.0)
Q3/16
109.4
108.6
0.7
Producer Price Indexes: Final demand(2011–12 = 100.0)
Q3/16
106.3
106.0
+0.3%
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
Q3/16
136 027
154 952
-12.2
Expenses (5)
$m
Q3/16
155 724
154 457
0.8
Net operating balance
$m
Q3/16
-19 696
496
na
Net acquisition of non-financial assets (6)
$m
Q3/16
2 274
11 307
na
Net lending/borrowing (GFS basis)
$m
Q3/16
-21 970
-10 811
na
Financial assets
$m
Q2/16
-3 573
17 813
n.a
Domestic
$m
Q2/16
-5 166
18 749
n.a
Central bank and other
depository corporations
$m
Q2/16
-3 906
15 808
n.a
Financial corps nec
$m
Q2/16
-2 575
-1 117
n.a
Non-financial corps
$m
Q2/16
4 300
6 564
n.a
Households and NPISH
$m
Q2/16
-842
4 285
n.a
Foreign
$m
Q2/16
1 593
-936
n.a
Liabilities
$m
Q2/16
3 965
33 219
n.a
Domestic
$m
Q2/16
6 866
32 932
n.a
Central bank and other
depository corporations
$m
Q2/16
-120
18 301
n.a
Financial corps nec
$m
Q2/16
3 218
4 059
n.a
Non-financial corps
$m
Q2/16
1 370
6 859
n.a
Households and NPISH
$m
Q2/16
3 177
4 929
n.a
Foreign
$m
Q2/16
-2 901
287
n.a
Net errors and omissions (7)
$m
Q2/16
-3 517
8 154
n.a

Central government operations (Commonwealth Government Operations) (8) (9)
Revenue
$m
Oct/16
38 090
24 924
Expense
$m
Oct/16
36 971
35 491
Net Operating Balance
$m
Oct/16
1 120
-10 567
Net Acquisition of non-financial assets
$m
Oct/16
609
-280
Net Lending /(Borrowing)
$m
Oct/16
510
-10 288
Other Economic Flows
$m
Oct/16
7 594
-1 228
Change in Net Worth
$m
Oct/16
8 713
-11 795
Financing of the Change in Net Worth
$m
Oct/16
Cash and Deposits
$m
Oct/16
1 341
-142
Advances paid
$m
Oct/16
132
645
Investments, loans and placements
$m
Oct/16
3 929
-2 066
Other receivables
$m
Oct/16
2 506
88
Investments in other public sector entities
$m
Oct/16
666
2 332
Equity accounted investments
$m
Oct/16
-1
-75
Investments - shares
$m
Oct/16
19
-588
Net Change in financial assets
$m
Oct/16
8 592
193
Net Change in Non-financial Assets
$m
Oct/16
135
-3 132
Deposits held
$m
Oct/16
-1
3
Government securities
$m
Oct/16
-1 367
6 916
Loans
$m
Oct/16
7
-9
Other borrowing
$m
Oct/16
0
7
Superannuation liability
$m
Oct/16
684
828
Other employee liabilities
$m
Oct/16
-14
349
Suppliers payable
$m
Oct/16
183
1 033
Personal benefits payable
$m
Oct/16
685
-309
Subsidies payable
$m
Oct/16
63
-18
Grants payable
$m
Oct/16
-33
17
Other provisions and payables
$m
Oct/16
-193
39
Net Incurrence of Liabilities
$m
Oct/16
14
8 856
Change in Net Worth
$m
Oct/16
8 713
-11 795
Total Liabilities, of which
$m
Q2/16
885 783
839 157
n.a
- Rest of World
$m
Q2/16
292 971
291 769
n.a

Central government debt (Commonwealth Government Debt)
Commonwealth Government Debt
(Total outstanding gross debt)
$m
Oct/16
506 028
507 395
0%
By instrument (market value)
Bonds
$m
Oct/16
502 019
502 884
0%
Treasury notes
$m
Oct/16
3 987
4 489
-11%
Other
$m
Oct/16
21
21
0%
By currency (market value)
Domestic currency
$m
Oct/16
506 020
507 387
0%
Foreign currencies
$m
Oct/16
7
7
0%
By maturity (face value) (10)
Short-term (less than 1 year)
$m
Q3/16
4 500
5 000
-10%
Medium & long-term (greater than 1 year)
$m
Q3/16
445 785
421 232
6%
Debt Guaranteed by Government
$m
Q3/16
450 285
426 232
6%


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$b, Seasonally adjusted
Oct/16
69.0
68.9
0.2
- Broad money$b, Seasonally adjusted
Oct/16
1 939.8
1 926.9
0.7
Domestic credit to the public sector $b
Oct/16
251.9
256.5
-1.8
Domestic credit to the private sector$b, Seasonally adjusted
Oct/16
2 612.1
2 599.9
0.5
External position (net)$b
Oct/16
398.6
396.1
0.6
Analytical accounts of the central bank (11a)
Reserve money (11b)$m
Nov/30/16
96 701
96 626
0.1
Domestic claims on the public sector (11c)$m
Nov/30/16
94 040
92 195
2.0
External position
- Gross foreign assets$m
Nov/30/16
74 912
71 039
5.5
- Gross foreign liabilities (11d)$m
Nov/30/16
8 312
8 435
-1.5

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$m, Trend
Q3/16
80 052
78 218
2.3
Goods and services debits$m, Trend
Q3/16
-85 151
-85 365
0.3
Net primary income $m, Trend
Q3/16
-6 469
-7 099
8.9
Net secondary income$m, Trend
Q3/16
-390
-373
-4.6
Balance on current account$m, Trend
Q3/16
-11 959
-14 619
18.2
Balance on capital account$m
Q3/16
-126
-174
27.6
Balance on financial account$m
Q3/16
15 847
15 492
2.3

International Reserves
and
Foreign Currency Liquidity


Official Reserve Assets (14) $m (US)
Oct/16
49 376
50 225
-1.7
Reserves Template

Oct/16
Merchandise trade
Exports (f.o.b.)$m
Oct/16
21 387
21 295
0.4
Imports (Customs Value)$m
Oct/16
21 721
22 038
-1.4

International Investment Position
(15) (13)
Foreign assets$m
Q3/16
-2 148 930
-2 176 528
1.3
Direct investment assets$m
Q3/16
-592 018
-580 495
-2.0
Portfolio investment assets$m
Q3/16
-843 926
-827 531
-2.0
- Equity$m
Q3/16
-529 733
-512 625
-3.3
- Debt$m
Q3/16
-314 193
-314 906
0.2
Financial derivatives assets$m
Q3/16
-198 848
-235 018
15.4
Other investment assets$m
Q3/16
-448 317
-463 856
3.3
Reserve assets$m
Q3/16
-65 821
-69 628
5.5
Foreign liabilities$m
Q3/16
3 192 209
3 214 425
-0.7
Direct investment liabilities$m
Q3/16
833 953
830 006
0.5
Portfolio investment liabilities$m
Q3/16
1 635 717
1 626 905
0.5
- Equity$m
Q3/16
501 300
473 878
5.8
- Debt$m
Q3/16
1 134 416
1 153 027
-1.6
Financial derivatives liabilities$m
Q3/16
212 517
247 722
-14.2
Other investment liabilities$m
Q3/16
510 021
509 792
0.0
External Debt (16)$m
Q3/16
1 916 975
1 939 057
-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
24,051.4
23,943.9
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.