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5671.0 - Lending Finance, Australia, Feb 2012  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 16/04/2012   
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FEBRUARY KEY FIGURES

Jan 2012
Feb 2012
Jan 2012 to Feb 2012
$m
$m
% change

TREND ESTIMATES
Housing finance for owner occupation(a)
13 772
13 768
0.0
Personal finance
7 264
7 243
-0.3
Commercial finance
31 427
30 532
-2.8
Lease finance
475
483
1.8
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED ESTIMATES
Housing finance for owner occupation(a)
13 974
13 410
-4.0
Personal finance
7 470
7 187
-3.8
Commercial finance
31 656
29 003
-8.4
Lease finance
479
498
4.1

(a) Excludes alterations and additions

Personal Finance
Graph: Personal Finance

Commercial Finance
Graph: Commercial Finance




FEBRUARY KEY POINTS


FEBRUARY 2012 COMPARED WITH JANUARY 2012:

HOUSING FINANCE FOR OWNER OCCUPATION
  • The total value of owner occupied housing commitments excluding alterations and additions was flat (0.0%) in trend terms, while the seasonally adjusted series fell 4.0%.


PERSONAL FINANCE
  • The trend series for the value of total personal finance commitments fell 0.3%. Revolving credit commitments fell 0.5% and fixed lending commitments fell 0.1%.
  • The seasonally adjusted series for the value of total personal finance commitments fell 3.8%. Revolving credit commitments fell 9.4%, while fixed lending commitments rose 1.3%.


COMMERCIAL FINANCE
  • The trend series for the value of total commercial finance commitments fell 2.8%. Revolving credit commitments fell 8.1% and fixed lending commitments fell 0.7%.
  • The seasonally adjusted series for the value of total commercial finance commitments fell 8.4% in February 2012, following a fall of 1.5% in January 2012. Revolving credit commitments fell 26.6%, after a rise of 0.3% in the previous month. Fixed lending commitments fell 0.7%, following a fall of 2.3% in the previous month.


LEASE FINANCE
  • The trend series for the value of total lease finance commitments rose 1.8% and the seasonally adjusted series rose 4.1%.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
March 2012 16 May 2012
April 2012 12 June 2012
May 2012 16 July 2012
June 2012 13 August 2012
July 2012 11 September 2012
August 2012 16 October 2012



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:
  • Commercial finance values for November 2011
  • Owner occupied housing finance values for the period November 2011 to January 2012
  • Investment housing values for November 2011.

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 Andriy Opryshko on Canberra (02) 6252 5223.


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