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5671.0 - Lending Finance, Australia, Aug 2012  
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AUGUST KEY FIGURES

Jul 2012
Aug 2012
Jul 2012 to Aug 2012
$m
$m
% change

TREND ESTIMATES
Housing finance for owner occupation(a)
13 535
13 614
0.6
Personal finance
7 384
7 389
0.1
Commercial finance
29 816
29 171
-2.2
Lease finance
552
550
-0.4
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED ESTIMATES
Housing finance for owner occupation(a)
13 477
13 647
1.3
Personal finance
7 469
7 220
-3.3
Commercial finance
29 098
27 591
-5.2
Lease finance
556
528
-5.1

(a) Excludes alterations and additions

Personal Finance
Graph: Personal Finance

Commercial Finance
Graph: Commercial Finance




AUGUST KEY POINTS


AUGUST 2012 COMPARED WITH JULY 2012:

HOUSING FINANCE FOR OWNER OCCUPATION
  • The total value of owner occupied housing commitments excluding alterations and additions rose 0.6% in trend terms and the seasonally adjusted series rose 1.3%.


PERSONAL FINANCE
  • The trend series for the value of total personal finance commitments rose 0.1%. Fixed lending commitments rose 0.6%, while revolving credit commitments fell 0.7%.
  • The seasonally adjusted series for the value of total personal finance commitments fell 3.3%. Revolving credit commitments fell 6.9% and fixed lending commitments fell 0.6%.


COMMERCIAL FINANCE
  • The trend series for the value of total commercial finance commitments fell 2.2%. Revolving credit commitments fell 2.3% and fixed lending commitments fell 2.1%.
  • The seasonally adjusted series for the value of total commercial finance commitments fell 5.2% in August 2012, following a fall of 6.7% in July 2012. Revolving credit commitments fell 7.1%, following a fall of 5.9% in the previous month. Fixed lending commitments fell 4.5%, following a fall of 7.0% in the previous month.


LEASE FINANCE
  • The trend series for the value of total lease finance commitments fell 0.4% and the seasonally adjusted series fell 5.1%.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
September 2012 13 November 2012
October 2012 12 December 2012
November 2012 16 January 2013
December 2012 13 February 2013
January 2013 18 March 2013
February 2013 16 April 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:
  • Personal finance values for July 2012
  • Commercial finance values for the period November 2011 to July 2012
  • Owner occupied housing values for July 2012
  • Lease finance values for July 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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