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5671.0 - Lending Finance, Australia, Dec 2012  
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DECEMBER KEY FIGURES

Nov 2012
Dec 2012
Nov 2012 to Dec 2012
$m
$m
% change

TREND ESTIMATES
Housing finance for owner occupation(a)
13 767
13 748
-0.1
Personal finance
7 421
7 434
0.2
Commercial finance
30 626
30 944
1.0
Lease finance
516
501
-2.9
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED ESTIMATES
Housing finance for owner occupation(a)
13 876
13 498
-2.7
Personal finance
7 464
7 475
0.2
Commercial finance
29 347
31 884
8.6
Lease finance
531
449
-15.3

(a) Excludes alterations and additions

Personal Finance
Graph: Personal Finance

Commercial Finance
Graph: Commercial Finance




DECEMBER KEY POINTS


DECEMBER 2012 COMPARED WITH NOVEMBER 2012:

HOUSING FINANCE FOR OWNER OCCUPATION
  • The total value of owner occupied housing commitments excluding alterations and additions fell 0.1% in trend terms and the seasonally adjusted series fell 2.7%.


PERSONAL FINANCE
  • The trend series for the value of total personal finance commitments rose 0.2%. Fixed lending commitments rose 0.4% while revolving credit commitments fell 0.2%.
  • The seasonally adjusted series for the value of total personal finance commitments rose 0.2%. Fixed lending commitments rose 0.9%, while revolving credit commitments fell 0.8%.


COMMERCIAL FINANCE
  • The trend series for the value of total commercial finance commitments rose 1.0%. Revolving credit commitments rose 2.6% and fixed lending commitments rose 0.4%.
  • The seasonally adjusted series for the value of total commercial finance commitments rose 8.6% in December 2012, after a fall of 7.7% in November 2012. Fixed lending commitments rose 8.6%, after a fall of 10.5% in the previous month. Revolving credit commitments rose 8.8%, after a fall of 0.2% in the previous month.


LEASE FINANCE
  • The trend series for the value of total lease finance commitments fell 2.9% and the seasonally adjusted series fell 15.3%, after a fall of 0.9% in November 2012.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
January 2013 18 March 2013
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



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 November 2012
  • Commercial finance values for November 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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