1345.0 - Key Economic Indicators, 2017  
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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 2016
$m
421 338
0.3%
1.9%
Gross domestic product GDP, Chain volume measures - Annual2015-16
$m
1 659 783
2.6%
na

International Accounts
Balance on Goods and Services - TrendMar 2017
$m
3 804
7.5%
..
Total Goods and Services Credits - TrendMar 2017
$m
33 716
1.3%
32.3%
Total Goods and Services Debits - TrendMar 2017
$m
29 912
0.5%
6.5%
Balance on Current Account - Trend Dec Qtr 2016
$m
-5 437
43.8%
73.7%
Net International Investment Position (IIP) - OriginalDec Qtr 2016
$m
1 021 612
-1.9%
6.3%
Net Foreign Debt - OriginalDec Qtr 2016
$m
1 023 055
-2.4%
0.1%

Consumption and investment
Retail turnover at current prices - TrendMar 2017
$m
25679.5
0.0%
2.5%
Actual New Capital Expenditure in volume terms - TrendDec 2016
$m
27393
-3.1%
-14.4%
Inventories held by Private Businesses, in volume terms - TrendDec 2016
$m
155 921
0.7%
1.8%
Total new motor vehicle sales - TrendApr 2017
no.
96 537
0.1%
-1.4%

Production
Income from sales of goods and services by Manufacturers in volume terms - TrendDec 2016
$m
81 807
-0.7%
-3.2%
Dwelling unit approvals - TrendMar 2017
no.
17 528
0.8%
-13.1%
Building approvals -TrendMar 2017
$m
8 735.5
0.1%
-6.5%
Total dwelling units commenced - trendDec 2016
no.
56 357
-1.5%
-3.1%
Building work done - Chain Volume Measures - TrendMar 2017
$m
26 343.4
-1.1%
-1.9%
Engineering construction work done - Chain Volume Measures - trendMar 2017
$m
19 894.8
0.1%
-12.4%

Prices
Consumer price index (2011-12 = 100.0) - OriginalMar Qtr 2017
Index no.
110.5
0.5
2.1
Producer Price Indexes, Final Demand (2011-12 = 100.0) - OriginalMarch Qtr 2017
Index no.
107.3
+0.5%
+1.3%
Import price index (2011-12 = 100.0) - OriginalMar Qtr 2017
Index no.
103.9
1.2%
–0.6%
Export price index (2011-12 = 100.0) - OriginalMar Qtr 2017
Index no.
94.1
9.4%
29.1%
Wage Price Index (2008-2009 = 100.0) - OriginalMar Qtr 2017
Index no.
125.6
0.4%
1.9%

Labour Force and Demography
Employed persons - TrendApr 2017
'000
12 071.3
0.2%
1.3%
Participation rate - TrendApr 2017
%
64.8
0.0 pts
-0.1 pts
Unemployment rate - TrendApr 2017
%
5.8
0.0 pts
0.1 pts
Employment to Population ratio - Trend Apr 2017
%
61.0
0.0 pts
-0.2 pts
Job Vacancies - TrendFeb 2017
'000
186.4
2.6%
9.4%
Estimated resident population - (Preliminary)Sep Qtr 2016
'000
24,220.2
0.4%
1.5%
Short-term overseas visitor arrivals - Trend (a)Mar 2017
'000
712.8
0.1%
6.5%
For unemployment and participation rates, the changes are given as percentage points.

Incomes
Company gross operating profits (in current price terms) - TrendDec 2016
$m
74 291
9.3%
20.0%
Average weekly earnings, full-time adults: ordinary time - TrendNov 2016
$
1533.10
np
2.2%

Housing Finance
Housing finance for owner occupation, dwellings financed - TrendMar 2017
no.
54807
-0.1%
-2.1%

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.