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5671.0 - Lending Finance, Australia, Apr 2012  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 12/06/2012   
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APRIL KEY FIGURES

Mar 2012
Apr 2012
Mar 2012 to Apr 2012
$m
$m
% change

TREND ESTIMATES
Housing finance for owner occupation(a)
13 603
13 540
-0.5
Personal finance
7 257
7 242
-0.2
Commercial finance
32 138
32 355
0.7
Lease finance
513
528
2.9
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED ESTIMATES
Housing finance for owner occupation(a)
13 445
13 573
0.9
Personal finance
7 252
7 299
0.6
Commercial finance
32 191
35 339
9.8
Lease finance
512
547
6.8

(a) Excludes alterations and additions

Personal Finance
Graph: Personal Finance

Commercial Finance
Graph: Commercial Finance




APRIL KEY POINTS


APRIL 2012 COMPARED WITH MARCH 2012:

HOUSING FINANCE FOR OWNER OCCUPATION
  • The total value of owner occupied housing commitments excluding alterations and additions fell 0.5% in trend terms and the seasonally adjusted series rose 0.9%.


PERSONAL FINANCE
  • The trend series for the value of total personal finance commitments fell 0.2%. Revolving credit commitments fell 1.2%, while fixed lending commitments rose 0.6%.
  • The seasonally adjusted series for the value of total personal finance commitments rose 0.6%. Revolving credit commitments rose 0.9% and fixed lending commitments rose 0.5%.


COMMERCIAL FINANCE
  • The trend series for the value of total commercial finance commitments rose 0.7%. Fixed lending commitments rose 1.3%, while revolving credit commitments fell 1.1%.
  • The seasonally adjusted series for the value of total commercial finance commitments rose 9.8% in April 2012, following a rise of 10.1% in March 2012. Revolving credit commitments rose 25.1%, following a rise of 23.4% in the previous month. Fixed lending commitments rose 4.3%, following a rise of 5.9% in the previous month.


LEASE FINANCE
  • The trend series for the value of total lease finance commitments rose 2.9% and the seasonally adjusted series rose 6.8%.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
May 2012 16 July 2012
June 2012 13 August 2012
July 2012 11 September 2012
August 2012 16 October 2012
September 2012 13 November 2012
October 2012 12 December 2012



REVISIONS

In this issue revisions have been made to the original series as a result of improved reporting of survey and administrative data. These revisions have impacted on:
  • Personal finance values for the period March 2012
  • Commercial finance values for the periods January 2012 and March 2012
  • Owner occupied housing values for the periods February 2012 and March 2012.

Seasonally adjusted and trend series have been revised as a result of revisions to the original series, the incorporation of estimates for the latest month and the revision of seasonal factors due to the concurrent seasonal adjustment methodology.


INQUIRIES

For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 or Andriy Opryshko on Canberra (02) 6252 5223.


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