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5671.0 - Lending Finance, Australia, Apr 2009  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 15/06/2009   
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APRIL KEY FIGURES

Mar 2009
Apr 2009
Mar 2009 to Apr 2009
$m
$m
% change

TREND ESTIMATES
Housing finance for owner occupation
15 430
15 883
2.9
Personal finance
6 345
6 340
-0.1
Commercial finance
27 959
27 918
-0.1
Lease finance
450
435
-3.3
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED ESTIMATES
Housing finance for owner occupation
15 750
16 050
1.9
Personal finance
6 260
6 270
0.2
Commercial finance
31 086
27 066
-12.9
Lease finance
461
422
-8.4


Personal finance
Graph: PERSONAL FINANCE

Commercial finance
Graph: COMMERCIAL FINANCE




APRIL KEY POINTS


APRIL 2009 COMPARED WITH MARCH 2009:

HOUSING FINANCE FOR OWNER OCCUPATION
  • The total value of owner occupied housing commitments excluding alterations and additions increased 2.9% in trend terms and the seasonally adjusted series rose 1.9%.


PERSONAL FINANCE
  • The trend series for the value of total personal finance commitments decreased 0.1%. Revolving credit commitments fell 1.5%, while fixed lending commitments rose 1.6%.
  • The seasonally adjusted series for the value of total personal finance commitments increased 0.2%, with a rise recorded in fixed lending commitments (up 3.8%), while revolving credit commitments fell (down 2.9%).


COMMERCIAL FINANCE
  • The trend series for the value of total commercial finance commitments decreased 0.1%, with a fall recorded in revolving credit commitments (down 1.8%), while fixed lending commitments rose (up 0.7%).
  • The seasonally adjusted series for the value of total commercial finance commitments decreased 12.9%, due mainly to a decrease in fixed lending commitments (down 17.9%). Revolving credit commitments decreased 1.2%.


LEASE FINANCE
  • Lease finance commitments decreased 3.3% in trend terms, while the seasonally adjusted series decreased 8.4%.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
May 2009 13 July 2009
June 2009 11 August 2009
July 2009 14 September 2009
August 2009 12 October 2009
September 2009 11 November 2009
October 2009 14 December 2009



REVISIONS

Minor revisions in original terms were made to Housing finance, Personal finance and Commercial finance for the previous month. Seasonally adjusted and trend series have been revised as a result of the revisions to the original series and the incorporation of estimates for the latest month.


INQUIRIES

For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 or Philip Beresford on Canberra (02) 6252 6052.


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