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5519.0.55.001 - Government Finance Statistics, Australia, December Quarter 2009 Quality Declaration 
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DECEMBER QUARTER 2009 KEY FIGURES: ALL LEVELS OF GOVERNMENT

In the December quarter 2009 -

  • Taxation revenue increased 21% to $87,251m.
  • The GFS net operating balance for the general government sector was $-6,534m.
  • The GFS net lending(+)/borrowing(-) position for the general government sector was $-13,564m.
GFS KEY FIGURES: ALL LEVELS OF GOVERNMENT, ORIGINAL

Sept Qtr 2009
Dec Qtr 2009
Sept Qtr 2009 to
Dec Qtr 2009
$m
$m
% change

Current Prices
Taxation revenue
General government
72 063
87 251
21.1
Total revenue
General government
97 686
106 113
8.6
Public Non-Financial corporations
16 026
17 287
7.9
Total expenses
General government
112 124
112 647
0.5
Public Non-Financial corporations
14 253
15 023
5.4
GFS Net operating balance
General government
-14 439
-6 534
..
Public Non-Financial corporations
1 774
2 265
..
GFS Net lending(+)/borrowing(-)
General government
-17 444
-13 564
..
Public Non-Financial corporations
-1 681
-1 154
..


QUARTERLY NATIONAL ACCOUNTS PUBLIC SECTOR MEASURES - KEY FIGURES

The table below includes the key public sector aggregates for the December quarter 2009 which will be included in the Australian National Accounts: National Income, Expenditure and Product(cat.no. 5206.0). The key figures shown include Government Final Consumption Expenditure and Gross Fixed Capital Formation for general government and public corporations, seasonally adjusted for current prices and in chain volume terms.

In the December quarter 2009:
  • In seasonally adjusted chain volume terms, total general government final consumption expenditure increased by $931m, a rise of 1.8% compared with September quarter 2009.
  • General government gross fixed capital formation, in seasonally adjusted chain volume terms, increased by 15.7%.
QUARTERLY NATIONAL ACCOUNTS PUBLIC SECTOR MEASURES - KEY FIGURES, SEASONALLY ADJUSTED

Mar Qtr 2009
Jun Qtr 2009
Sep Qtr 2009
Dec Qtr 2009
Sep Qtr 2009 to
Dec Qtr 2009
$m
$m
$m
$m
% change

Current Prices
General government final consumption expenditure (a)
National - defence
4 597
4 637
4 901
5 216
6.4
National - non-defence
16 284
16 015
16 537
17 237
4.2
Total national
20 881
20 652
21 438
22 452
4.7
State and local
33 476
34 212
34 882
35 350
1.3
Total general government final consumption expenditure
54 356
54 865
56 320
57 803
2.6
Public gross fixed capital formation
General government
National - defence
1 481
1 255
1 481
2 177
47.0
National - non-defence
1 630
1 657
1 524
1 387
-9.0
Total national
3 111
2 911
3 004
3 563
18.6
State and local
6 673
6 882
7 520
8 444
12.3
Total general government
9 784
9 793
10 524
12 008
14.1
Public corporations
Commonwealth
337
336
514
541
5.2
State and local
5 508
5 506
5 496
5 576
1.5
Total public corporations
5 845
5 841
6 010
6 116
1.8
Total public gross fixed capital formation
15 629
15 635
16 534
18 124
9.6
Memorandum item
Net purchases of second-hand assets by public sector
-281
-424
-287
-276
..

Chain Volume (b)
General government final consumption expenditure (a)
National - defence
4 341
4 361
4 591
4 857
5.8
National - non-defence
15 663
15 735
16 004
16 441
2.7
Total national
20 004
20 096
20 596
21 299
3.4
State and local
31 820
32 190
32 422
32 650
0.7
Total general government final consumption expenditure
51 824
52 285
53 018
53 949
1.8
Public gross fixed capital formation
General government
National - defence
1 270
1 122
1 447
2 243
55.0
National - non-defence
1 570
1 772
1 518
1 392
-8.3
Total national
2 839
2 894
2 964
3 635
22.6
State and local
6 543
6 817
7 532
8 510
13.0
Total general government
9 383
9 711
10 496
12 144
15.7
Public corporations
Commonwealth
329
328
507
544
7.3
State and local
5 683
6 014
6 084
6 148
1.1
Total public corporations
6 012
6 343
6 591
6 692
1.5
Total public gross fixed capital formation
15 394
16 054
17 087
18 836
10.2
Memorandum item
Net purchases of second-hand assets by public sector
-269
-412
-284
-276
..

(a) See paragraph 32 of the Explanatory Notes for the relationship between general government final consumption expenditure and GFS aggregates.
(b) Reference year for chain volume measures is 2007-08.

DECEMBER QUARTER 2009 GFS RELEASE

This release presents quarterly government finance statistics on an accrual accounting basis. All tables are presented in GFS operating statement format and are for the general government sector, with the exception of Table 2 which presents data for the public non-financial corporations sector.

Quarterly GFS are released for the current financial year only, other than in the September quarter, when the quarters of the previous financial year are presented. Users requiring data for earlier periods should consult Government Finance Statistics, Australia (cat.no. 5512.0). The latest issue (2007-08) was released on 14 April 2009. Final annual GFS results for 2008-09 are scheduled for release by the ABS in April 2010.

RELEASE OF QUARTERLY GFS THIS ISSUE

Table
Sep 09
Dec 09
Table 1 All Levels of Government - General Government
*
*
Table 2 All Levels of Government - Public Non-Financial Corporations
*
*
Table 3 Commonwealth Government
*
*
Table 4 Total State & Local
*
*
Table 5 New South Wales
*
Table 6 Victoria
*
Table 7 Queensland
*
Table 8 South Australia
*
Table 9 Western Australia
*
Table 10 Tasmania
*
Table 11 Northern Territory
*
Table 12 Australian Capital Territory
*
FORTHCOMING ISSUES

The release of GFS quarterly data is usually coordinated to be the day before the respective issue of Australian National Accounts: National Income, Expenditure and Product (cat. no. 5206.0). The scheduled release dates for the March and June quarter 2010 issues are:

Issue5519.0.55.0015206.0
March 20101 June 20102 June 2010
June 201031 August 20101 September 2010
For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070, email <client.services@abs.gov.au> or Larissa Fischer on Canberra (02) 6252 5392, email <public.finance@abs.gov.au>


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