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1345.0 - Key Economic Indicators, 2015  
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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 - TrendMar Qtr 2015
$m
400 039
0.6%
2.2%
Gross domestic product GDP, Chain volume measures - Annual2013-14
$m
1 558 586
2.5%
na

International Accounts
Balance on Goods and Services - TrendApr 2015
$m
-1 883
-18.4%
..
Total Goods and Services Credits - TrendApr 2015
$m
26 726
-0.9%
-5.5%
Total Goods and Services Debits - TrendApr 2015
$m
28 609
0.2%
1.4%
Balance on Current Account - Trend Mar Qtr 2015
$m
-10 138
8.8%
-11.6%
Net International Investment Position (IIP) - OriginalMar Qtr 2015
$m
878 376
1.3%
3.9%
Net Foreign Debt - OriginalMar Qtr 2015
$m
954 672
3.0%
12.7%

Consumption and investment
Retail turnover at current prices - TrendApr 2015
$m
24133.2
0.3%
4.4%
Actual New Capital Expenditure in volume terms - TrendMar Qtr 2015
$m
36399
-2.3%
-5.7%
Inventories held by Private Businesses, in volume terms - TrendMar 2015
$m
150 577
0.0%
0.7%
Total new motor vehicle sales - TrendMay 2015
no.
94 636
0.0%
2.1%

Production
Income from sales of goods and services by Manufacturers in volume terms - TrendMar 2015
$m
84 650
-1.7%
-4.2%
Dwelling unit approvals - TrendMay 2015
no.
19 299
-0.1%
18.5%
Building approvals -TrendMay 2015
$m
8 079.5
-0.9%
10.6%
Total dwelling units commenced - trendJun Qtr 2012
no.
33 125
-2.1%
-14.0%
Building work done - Chain Volume Measures - Trend Mar Qtr 2015
$m
23374.3
2.0 %
6.7 %
Engineering construction work done - Chain Volume Measures - trendMar Qtr 2015
$m
25153.5
-4.7 %
-18.5 %

Prices
Consumer price index (2011-12 = 100.0) - OriginalMar Qtr 2015
Index no.
106.8
0.2%
1.3%
Producer Price Indexes, Final Demand (2011-12 = 100.0) - OriginalMar Qtr 2015
Index no.
104.6
+0.5%
+0.7%
Import price index (2011-12 = 100.0) - OriginalMar Qtr 2015
Index no.
105.0
–0.2%
–3.0%
Export price index (2011-12 = 100.0) - OriginalMar Qtr 2015
Index no.
84.6
–0.8%
–12.2%
Wage Price Index (2008-2009 = 100.0) - OriginalMar Qtr 2015
Index no.
120.7
0.4%
2.3%

Labour Force and Demography
Employed persons - TrendMay 2015
'000
11 747.2
0.1%
1.8%
Participation rate - TrendMay 2015
%
64.8
0.0 pts
0.1 pts
Unemployment rate - TrendMay 2015
%
6.0
0.0 pts
0.1 pts
Employment to Population ratio - Trend May 2015
%
60.8
0.0 pts
0.0 pts
Job Vacancies - TrendMay 2015
'000
155.7
1.9%
7.1%
Estimated resident population - (Preliminary)Dec Qtr 2014
'000
23,625.6
0.27%
1.42%
Short-term overseas visitor arrivals - Trend (a)March 2015
'000
606.0
1.0%
6.7%
For unemployment and participation rates, the changes are given as percentage points.

Incomes
Company gross operating profits (in current price terms) - TrendMar 2015
$m
64 407
0.2%
-5.5%
Average weekly earnings, full-time adults: ordinary time - TrendNov 2014
$
1476.30
np
2.7%
Company Profits before Income Tax (5676.0) has been omitted from this table since the December Quarter 2006 as it is not directly used in compiling National Accounts estimates.
np not published
na not available

Housing Finance
Housing finance for owner occupation, dwellings financed - TrendApr 2015
no.
53546
0.7%
4.7%

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.



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