1345.0 - Key Economic Indicators, 2018  
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This table contains a summary of Australia's key economic indicators. Data contained in this table is updated as soon as it becomes available. Please also see Measures of Australia's Progress which is a summary of key social, environmental and economic national progress indicators.

National Accounts
International Accounts
Consumption and Investment
Production
Prices
Labour Force and Demography
Incomes
Housing Finance


Main
Features
Period
Units
Value
Change
Previous
Period
Change
Corresponding
Period Last
Year
National Accounts
Gross domestic product GDP, Chain volume measures - TrendDec Qtr 2017
$m
433 051
0.6%
2.6%
Gross domestic product GDP, Chain volume measures - Annual2016-17
$m
1 694 483
2.1%
na

International Accounts
Balance on Goods and Services - TrendFeb 2018
$m
262
31.0%
-90.8%
Total Goods and Services Credits - TrendFeb 2018
$m
33 863
1.3%
1.2%
Total Goods and Services Debits - TrendFeb 2018
$m
32 601
1.1%
9.7%
Balance on Current Account - Trend Dec Qtr 2017
$m
-13 672
-17.9%
-63.1%
Net International Investment Position (IIP) - OriginalDec Qtr 2017
$m
986 194
2.9%
0.9%
Net Foreign Debt - OriginalDec Qtr 2017
$m
1 009 975
2.0%
0.3%

Consumption and investment
Retail turnover at current prices - TrendFeb 2018
$m
26412.3
0.4%
2.7%
Actual New Capital Expenditure in volume terms - TrendDec Qtr 2017
$m
29 698
0.8%
4.4%
Inventories held by Private Businesses, in volume terms - TrendDec 2017
$m
156 697
0.0%
0.5%
Total new motor vehicle sales - TrendDec 2017
no.
99 756
0.2
2.8

Production
Income from sales of goods and services by Manufacturers in volume terms - TrendDec 2017
$m
82 849
1.0%
2.6%
Dwelling unit approvals - TrendFeb 2018
no.
18 824
-0.1%
5.5%
Building approvals -TrendFeb 2018
$m
10 242.5
-1.1%
8.6%
Total dwelling units commenced - trendDec 2017
no.
54 035
0.0%
-2.3%
Building work done - Chain Volume Measures - TrendDec 2017
$m
28 150.6
0.5%
1.9%
Engineering construction work done - Chain Volume Measures - trendDec 2017
$m
22 048.6
1.8%
8.3%

Prices
Consumer price index (2011-12 = 100.0) - OriginalDec Qtr 2017
Index no.
112.1
0.6
1.9
Producer Price Indexes, Final Demand (2011-12 = 100.0) - OriginalDec Qtr 2017
Index no.
108.6
+0.6%
+1.7%
Import price index (2011-12 = 100.0) - OriginalDec Qtr 2017
Index no.
104.1
2.0%
1.4%
Export price index (2011-12 = 100.0) - OriginalDec Qtr 2017
Index no.
90.3
2.8%
2.4%
Wage Price Index (2008-2009 = 100.0) - OriginalDec Qtr 2017
Index no.
127.7
0.5%
2.1%

Labour Force and Demography
Employed persons - TrendMar 2018
'000
12 485.8
0.1%
3.1%
Participation rate - TrendMar 2018
%
65.7
0.0 pts
0.8 pts
Unemployment rate - TrendMar 2018
%
5.6
0.0 pts
-0.2 pts
Employment to Population ratio - Trend Mar 2018
%
62.0
0.0 pts
0.9 pts
Job Vacancies - TrendFebruary 2018
'000
220.8
4.0%
18.7%
Estimated resident population - (Preliminary)Sep Qtr 2017
'000
24,702.9
0.4%
1.6%
Short-term overseas visitor arrivals - Trend (a)Feb 2018
'000
752.7
0.0%
4.8%
For unemployment and participation rates, the changes are given as percentage points.

Incomes
Company gross operating profits (in current price terms) - TrendDec 2017
$m
79 944
-0.2%
5.2%
Average weekly ordinary time earnings, full-time adults - TrendNov 2017
$
1 567.90
np
2.3%

Housing Finance
Housing finance for owner occupation, dwellings financed - TrendFeb 2018
no.
54539
-0.6%
-0.2%

na not available
np not published
. . not applicable or not available
(a) Data revised from July 2004 to December 2013. For information see Explanatory Note 12 & 13.