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5671.0 - Lending Finance, Australia, Jan 2013  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 18/03/2013   
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JANUARY KEY FIGURES

Dec 2012
Jan 2013
Dec 2012 to Jan 2013
$m
$m
% change

TREND ESTIMATES
Housing finance for owner occupation(a)
13 783
13 779
0.0
Personal finance
7 467
7 496
0.4
Commercial finance
30 325
30 396
0.2
Lease finance
508
496
-2.3
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED ESTIMATES
Housing finance for owner occupation(a)
13 586
13 764
1.3
Personal finance
7 511
7 501
-0.1
Commercial finance
31 752
28 994
-8.7
Lease finance
452
515
14.0

(a) Excludes alterations and additions

Personal Finance
Graph: Personal Finance

Commercial Finance
Graph: Commercial Finance




JANUARY KEY POINTS


JANUARY 2013 COMPARED WITH DECEMBER 2012:

HOUSING FINANCE FOR OWNER OCCUPATION
  • The total value of owner occupied housing commitments excluding alterations and additions remained flat in trend terms, while the seasonally adjusted series rose 1.3%.


PERSONAL FINANCE
  • The trend series for the value of total personal finance commitments rose 0.4%. Revolving credit commitments rose 0.5% and fixed lending commitments rose 0.3%.
  • The seasonally adjusted series for the value of total personal finance commitments fell 0.1%. Fixed lending commitments fell 0.3%, while revolving credit commitments rose 0.1%.


COMMERCIAL FINANCE
  • The trend series for the value of total commercial finance commitments rose 0.2%. Fixed lending commitments rose 0.3%, while revolving credit commitments was flat.
  • The seasonally adjusted series for the value of total commercial finance commitments fell 8.7% in January 2013, after a rise of 9.0% in December 2012. Revolving credit commitments fell 18.0%, after a rise of 9.5% in the previous month. Fixed lending commitments fell 4.9%, after a rise of 8.8% in the previous month.


LEASE FINANCE
  • The trend series for the value of total lease finance commitments fell 2.3%, while the seasonally adjusted series rose 14.0%, after a fall of 15.2% in December 2012.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
February 2013 16 April 2013
March 2013 14 May 2013
April 2013 12 June 2013
May 2013 15 July 2013
June 2013 12 August 2013
July 2013 11 September 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 the period of October 2012 to December 2012
  • Personal finance values for December 2012
  • Commercial finance values for the period of November 2012 to December 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 Tavish Shrestha on Sydney (02) 9268 4615.


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