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5671.0 - Lending Finance, Australia, Apr 2013  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 12/06/2013   
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APRIL KEY FIGURES

Mar 2013
Apr 2013
Mar 2013 to Apr 2013
$m
$m
% change

TREND ESTIMATES
Housing finance for owner occupation(a)
14 360
14 530
1.2
Personal finance
8 029
8 161
1.6
Commercial finance
29 822
29 807
-0.1
Lease finance
509
512
0.7
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED ESTIMATES
Housing finance for owner occupation(a)
14 748
14 609
-0.9
Personal finance
7 948
8 358
5.2
Commercial finance
29 754
30 698
3.2
Lease finance
516
508
-1.5

(a) Excludes alterations and additions

Personal Finance
Graph: Personal Finance

Commercial Finance
Graph: Commercial Finance




APRIL KEY POINTS


APRIL 2013 COMPARED WITH MARCH 2013:

HOUSING FINANCE FOR OWNER OCCUPATION
  • The total value of owner occupied housing commitments excluding alterations and additions rose 1.2% in trend terms, while the seasonally adjusted series fell 0.9%.


PERSONAL FINANCE
  • The trend series for the value of total personal finance commitments rose 1.6%. Fixed lending commitments rose 2.2% and revolving credit commitments rose 0.9%.
  • The seasonally adjusted series for the value of total personal finance commitments rose 5.2%. Revolving credit commitments rose 16.1%, while fixed lending commitments fell 1.4%.


COMMERCIAL FINANCE
  • The trend series for the value of total commercial finance commitments fell 0.1%. Revolving credit commitments fell 1.2%, while fixed lending commitments rose 0.4%.
  • The seasonally adjusted series for the value of total commercial finance commitments rose 3.2% in April 2013, following a rise of 1.7% in March 2013. Revolving credit commitments rose 10.2%, following a rise of 5.1% in the previous month. Fixed lending commitments rose 0.8%, following a rise of 0.6% in the previous month.


LEASE FINANCE
  • The trend series for the value of total lease finance commitments rose 0.7%, while the seasonally adjusted series fell 1.5%, following a fall of 2.6% in March 2013.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
May 2013 15 July 2013
June 2013 12 August 2013
July 2013 11 September 2013
August 2013 15 October 2013
September 2013 12 November 2013
October 2013 13 December 2013



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:
  • Owner occupied housing values for March 2013
  • Commercial finance values for March 2013
  • Lease finance values for March 2013.

Seasonally adjusted and trend series are 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 Tavish Shrestha on Sydney (02) 9268 4615.


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