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5671.0 - Lending Finance, Australia, Mar 2014  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 16/05/2014   
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MARCH KEY FIGURES

Feb 2014
Mar 2014
Feb 2014 to Mar 2014
$m
$m
% change

TREND ESTIMATES
Housing finance for owner occupation(a)
16 717
16 740
0.1
Personal finance
8 211
8 235
0.3
Commercial finance
40 437
40 985
1.4
Lease finance
433
440
1.7
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED ESTIMATES
Housing finance for owner occupation(a)
16 849
16 640
-1.2
Personal finance
8 345
8 201
-1.7
Commercial finance
39 637
40 754
2.8
Lease finance
428
453
5.9

(a) Excludes alterations and additions

Personal Finance
Graph: Lending finance adjusted time series all lenders, total personal finance commitments, total

Commercial Finance
Graph: Commercial Finance




MARCH KEY POINTS


MARCH 2014 COMPARED WITH FEBRUARY 2014:

HOUSING FINANCE FOR OWNER OCCUPATION
  • The total value of owner occupied housing commitments excluding alterations and additions rose 0.1% in trend terms, while the seasonally adjusted series fell 1.2%.


PERSONAL FINANCE
  • The trend series for the value of total personal finance commitments rose 0.3%. Fixed lending commitments rose 0.2% and revolving credit commitments rose 0.3%.
  • The seasonally adjusted series for the value of total personal finance commitments fell 1.7%. Revolving credit commitments fell 4.2%, while fixed lending commitments rose 0.3%.


COMMERCIAL FINANCE
  • The trend series for the value of total commercial finance commitments rose 1.4%. Revolving credit commitments rose 2.3% and fixed lending commitments rose 1.0%.
  • The seasonally adjusted series for the value of total commercial finance commitments rose 2.8% in March 2014, after a fall of 2.6% in February 2014. Revolving credit commitments rose 14.5%, after a fall of 5.2% in the previous month. Fixed lending commitments fell 0.7%, following a fall of 1.8% in the previous month.


LEASE FINANCE
  • The trend series for the value of total lease finance commitments rose 1.7% and the seasonally adjusted series rose 5.9%, following a rise of 1.2% in February 2014


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
April 2014 13 June 2014
May 2014 14 July 2014
June 2014 11 August 2014
July 2014 12 September 2014
August 2014 13 October 2014
September 2014 12 November 2014



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 the periods December 2011 to February 2014
  • Personal finance values for the periods December 2011 to February 2014
  • Commercial finance values for the periods January 2012 to February 2014

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.


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