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5671.0 - Lending Finance, Australia, Jul 2012  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 11/09/2012   
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JULY KEY FIGURES

Jun 2012
Jul 2012
Jun 2012 to Jul 2012
$m
$m
% change

TREND ESTIMATES
Housing finance for owner occupation(a)
13 409
13 429
0.1
Personal finance
7 450
7 484
0.5
Commercial finance
31 454
31 147
-1.0
Lease finance
565
571
1.1
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED ESTIMATES
Housing finance for owner occupation(a)
13 573
13 386
-1.4
Personal finance
7 513
7 522
0.1
Commercial finance
31 395
29 819
-5.0
Lease finance
550
569
3.4

(a) Excludes alterations and additions

Personal Finance
Graph: Personal Finance

Commercial Finance
Graph: Commercial Finance




JULY KEY POINTS


JULY 2012 COMPARED WITH JUNE 2012:

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 1.4%.


PERSONAL FINANCE
  • The trend series for the value of total personal finance commitments rose 0.5%. Fixed lending commitments rose 1.0%, while revolving credit commitments fell 0.3%.
  • The seasonally adjusted series for the value of total personal finance commitments rose 0.1%. Fixed lending commitments rose 0.9%, while revolving credit commitments fell 0.9%.


COMMERCIAL FINANCE
  • The trend series for the value of total commercial finance commitments fell 1.0%. Fixed lending commitments fell 1.0% and revolving credit commitments fell 0.9%.
  • The seasonally adjusted series for the value of total commercial finance commitments fell 5.0% in July 2012, after a rise of 1.8% in June 2012. Fixed lending commitments fell 5.2%, after a rise of 2.7% in the previous month. Revolving credit commitments fell 4.4%, following a fall of 0.5% in the previous month.


LEASE FINANCE
  • The trend series for the value of total lease finance commitments rose 1.1% and the seasonally adjusted series rose 3.4%.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
August 2012 16 October 2012
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



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 the period March 2011 to June 2012
  • Commercial finance values for the period February 2010 to June 2012
  • Owner occupied housing values for the period October 2008 to June 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 Canberra (02) 6252 7392.


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