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5671.0 - Lending Finance, Australia, Feb 2007  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 13/04/2007   
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Note: Table 13a replaced at 12:30 pm on 13 April 2007 due to errors in column heading descriptions. No data was in error.



FEBRUARY KEY FIGURES

Jan 2007
Feb 2007
Jan 2007 to Feb 2007
$m
$m
% change

TREND ESTIMATES
Housing finance for owner occupation
14 038
14 146
0.8
Personal finance
6 786
6 834
0.7
Commercial finance
35 706
36 822
3.1
Lease finance
523
525
0.5
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED ESTIMATES
Housing finance for owner occupation
14 131
14 257
0.9
Personal finance
6 891
6 922
0.4
Commercial finance
35 342
40 838
15.6
Lease finance
454
563
24.1

Personal finance
Graph: Personal Finance

Commercial finance
Graph: Commercial Finance



FEBRUARY KEY POINTS


HOUSING FINANCE FOR OWNER OCCUPATION

February 2007 COMPARED WITH January 2007:

  • The total value of owner-occupied housing commitments excluding alterations and additions increased by 0.9% (seasonally adjusted), while the trend series rose 0.8%.


PERSONAL FINANCE

February 2007 COMPARED WITH January 2007:
  • The seasonally adjusted series for the value of total personal finance commitments rose by 0.4%. This increase was due to a rise in both fixed lending commitments (up 0.9%) and revolving credit commitments (up 0.1%).
  • The trend series for the value of total personal finance commitments rose 0.7% due to a rise in revolving credit commitments (up 1.3%) while fixed lending commitments remained virtually unchanged for the third consecutive month.


COMMERCIAL FINANCE

February 2007 COMPARED WITH January 2007:
  • The seasonally adjusted series for the value of total commercial finance commitments rose by 15.6%. This increase was due to a rise in revolving credit commitments (up 60.2%) while fixed lending commitments fell (down 2.6%).
  • The trend series for the value of total commercial finance commitments rose by 3.1%. This increase was due to a rise in both revolving credit commitments (up 5.7%) and fixed lending commitments (up 1.8%).


LEASE FINANCE

February 2007 COMPARED WITH January 2007:
  • Lease finance commitments (seasonally adjusted) increased by 24.1%. The lease finance trend series rose by 0.5%.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
March 2007 15 May 2007
April 2007 12 June 2007
May 2007 11 July 2007
June 2007 10 August 2007
July 2007 11 September 2007
August 2007 15 October 2007



REVISIONS

Minor revisions were made to January 2007 to incorporate the latest available administrative and survey data.



CHANGES IN FORTHCOMING ISSUES

The format of the datacube table 13 for this publication is to be changed to align with the current standard for excel spreadsheets (i.e. in .xls format). The new format will be available as table 13a with both tables 13 and 13a released for the February 2007 and March 2007 issues of 5671.0. Table 13 will be withdrawn from the April 2007 issue. Table 13a will then be renumbered to Table 13.



INQUIRIES

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