1344.0 - International Monetary Fund - Special Data Dissemination Standard, 2018  
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REAL SECTOR
FISCAL SECTOR
FINANCIAL SECTOR
EXTERNAL SECTOR
POPULATION


REAL SECTOR



SDDS Data Category
and Component
Unit
Description
Reference Period for
latest data
Latest
data
Data for previous
reference period
% change
from
previous
reference
period
Further
information

National Accounts
Expenditure on Gross Domestic Product (GDP)
Current Prices,
Seasonally adjusted
Gross domestic product$m
Q3/17
449 602
446 867
0.6
Final Consumption Expenditure $m
Q3/17
337 553
336 895
0.2
- General Government$m
Q3/17
82 730
82 668
0.1
- Households$m
Q3/17
254 823
254 227
0.2
Gross Fixed Capital Formation$m
Q3/17
109 186
107 160
1.9
- Private$m
Q3/17
87 208
83 328
4.7
- Public$m
Q3/17
21 978
23 832
-7.8
Exports of Goods and Services$m
Q3/17
96 666
96 820
-0.2
Imports of Goods and Services$m
Q3/17
93 609
93 388
0.2
Changes in Inventories $m
Q3/17
570
-397
na
Statistical Discrepancy$m
Q3/17
-763.623
-223.357
na


Expenditure on Gross Domestic Product (GDP)

Chain Volume Measures,
Seasonally adjusted
Gross domestic product$m
Final Consumption Expenditure$m
Q3/17
430 724
428 171
0.6
- General Government$m
Q3/17
332 454
331 933
0.2
- Households$m
Q3/17
81 684
81 535
0.2
Gross Fixed Capital Formation$m
Q3/17
250 770
250 398
0.1
- Private$m
Q3/17
108 233
106 317
1.8
- Public$m
Q3/17
86 081
82 364
4.5
Exports of Goods and Services$m
Q3/17
22 151
23 953
-7.5
Imports of Goods and Services$m
Q3/17
87 802
86 132
1.9
Changes in Inventories$m
Q3/17
97 539
95 724
1.9
Statistical Discrepancy$m
Q3/17
506
-273
na

Production Index
Q3/17
-732
-214
na
Industrial Production Index,
Total Industries
(1)
(2013-2014 = 100.0), Seasonally adjusted
Q3/17
103
101.6
1.4
Labour Market
Employed Persons '000, Trend
Jan 2018
12 446.6
12 423.6
0.2%
Unemployed Persons

'000, Trend
Jan 2018
720.2
717.6
0.4%
Average weekly ordinary time
earnings, full-time adults
(2)
$, Trend
Q2/17
1543.80
1532.20
np
Wage Price Index,
total hourly rates of pay,
excluding bonuses
(2008-09 = 100.0), Original
Q4/17
127.7
127.1
0.5%

Price Indexes
(1)
Consumer price index(2011–12 = 100.0)
Q4/17
112.1
111.4
0.6
Producer Price Indexes: Final demand(2011–12 = 100.0)
Q4/17
108.6
108.0
+0.6%
Note change of index name: From September quarter 2012 the Labour Price Index will be re-titled the Wage Price Index.
For more information please refer to Wage Price Index, Changes in This Issue for the September quarter 2012

FISCAL SECTOR

SDDS Data Category
and Component
Unit
Description
Reference
Period for
latest data
Latest
data
Data for
previous
reference
period
% change
from
previous
reference
period
Further
information

General Government Operations (3)
Revenue (4)
$m
Q3/17
147 632
167 116
-11.7
Expenses (5)
$m
Q3/17
161 325
159 150
1.4
Net operating balance
$m
Q3/17
-13 693
7 966
na
Net acquisition of non-financial assets (6)
$m
Q3/17
4 817
13 453
na
Net lending/borrowing (GFS basis)
$m
Q3/17
-18 510
-5 486
na
Financial assets
$m
Q3/17
-12 609
24 615
n.a
Domestic
$m
Q3/17
-14 503
25 700
n.a
Central bank and other
depository corporations
$m
Q3/17
-24 089
22 369
n.a
Financial corps nec
$m
Q3/17
1 246
8 813
n.a
Non-financial corps
$m
Q3/17
10 784
-9 495
n.a
Households and NPISH
$m
Q3/17
3 194
4 684
n.a
Foreign
$m
Q3/17
1 894
-1 085
n.a
Liabilities
$m
Q3/17
3 140
29 706
n.a
Domestic
$m
Q3/17
-6 340
30 948
n.a
Central bank and other
depository corporations
$m
Q3/17
-10 246
12 038
n.a
Financial corps nec
$m
Q3/17
4 268
5 237
n.a
Non-financial corps
$m
Q3/17
-1 975
7 145
n.a
Households and NPISH
$m
Q3/17
3 823
7 713
n.a
Foreign
$m
Q3/17
9 480
-1 242
n.a
Net errors and omissions (7)
$m
Q3/17
-5 992
544
n.a

Central government operations (Commonwealth Government Operations) (8) (9)
Revenue
$m
Dec/17
37 215
40 769
Expense
$m
Dec/17
38 221
37 181
Net Operating Balance
$m
Dec/17
-1 006
3 588
Net Acquisition of non-financial assets
$m
Dec/17
693
702
Net Lending /(Borrowing)
$m
Dec/17
-1 699
2 887
Other Economic Flows
$m
Dec/17
7 451
-5 397
Change in Net Worth
$m
Dec/17
2 498
911
Financing of the Change in Net Worth
$m
Nov/17
Cash and Deposits
$m
Dec/17
-713
1 407
Advances paid
$m
Dec/17
853
1 963
Investments, loans and placements
$m
Dec/17
-2 037
4 281
Other receivables
$m
Dec/17
320
31
Investments in other public sector entities
$m
Dec/17
-255
-881
Equity accounted investments
$m
Dec/17
53
-287
Investments - shares
$m
Dec/17
2 296
5 032
Net Change in financial assets
$m
Dec/17
518
11 546
Net Change in Non-financial Assets
$m
Dec/17
485
1 052
Deposits held
$m
Dec/17
0
-14
Government securities
$m
Dec/17
-1 964
11 928
Loans
$m
Dec/17
-259
175
Other borrowing
$m
Dec/17
-7
-42
Superannuation liability
$m
Dec/17
726
478
Other employee liabilities
$m
Dec/17
-74
-245
Suppliers payable
$m
Dec/17
-1 059
2 607
Personal benefits payable
$m
Dec/17
421
-1 626
Subsidies payable
$m
Dec/17
-260
55
Grants payable
$m
Dec/17
-65
-125
Other provisions and payables
$m
Dec/17
608
-572
Provisions
$m
Dec/17
435
-933
Net Incurrence of Liabilities
$m
Dec/17
-1 496
11 687
Change in Net Worth
$m
Dec/17
2 498
911
Total Liabilities, of which
$m
Q3/17
764 054
786 974
n.a
- Rest of World
$m
Q3/17
308 414
300 543
n.a

Central government debt (Commonwealth Government Debt)
Commonwealth Government Debt
(Total outstanding gross debt)
$m
Dec/17
560 001
561 965
0
By instrument (market value)
Bonds
$m
Dec/17
556 506
556 968
0
Treasury notes
$m
Dec/17
3 489
4 991
-30
Other
$m
Dec/17
6
6
0
By currency (market value)
Domestic currency
$m
Dec/17
560 001
561 965
0
Foreign currencies
$m
Dec/17
0
0
0
By maturity (face value) (10)
Short-term (less than 1 year)
$m
Q4/17
3 500
4 500
-22
Medium & long-term (greater than 1 year)
$m
Q4/17
520 523
503 815
3
Debt Guaranteed by Government
$m
Q4/17
524 023
508 315
3


FINANCIAL SECTOR


SDDS Data Category
and Component
Unit
Description
Reference
Period for
latest data
Latest
data
Data for
previous
reference
period
% change
from
previous
reference
period
Further
information


Analytical accounts of the banking sector
Monetary aggregates
- Currency$b, Seasonally adjusted
Dec/17
72.3
72.4
0.0
- Broad money$b, Seasonally adjusted
Dec/17
2 059.2
2 072.0
-0.6
Domestic credit to the public sector $b
Dec/17
269.1
268.1
0.4
Domestic credit to the private sector$b, Seasonally adjusted
Dec/17
2 782.3
2 774.0
0.3
External position (net)$b
Dec/17
411.2
396.4
3.7
Analytical accounts of the central bank (11a)
Reserve money (11b)$m
Feb/14/18
102 869
103 604
-0.7
Domestic claims on the public sector (11c)$m
Feb/14/18
85 893
87 093
-1.4
External position
- Gross foreign assets$m
Feb/14/18
73 053
74 192
-1.5
- Gross foreign liabilities (11d)$m
Feb/14/18
8 100
9 260
-12.5

Interest rates
- Interbank Overnight Cash Rate%
Daily
- 13 week Treasury Note%
Daily
- 10 year Treasury Bond%
Daily
Financial soundness indicators (12)
Quarterly

Stock market
- S&P/ASX 200(Dec 1979 = 500)
Daily



EXTERNAL SECTOR


SDDS Data Category
and Component
Unit
Description
Reference
Period for
latest data
Latest
data
Data for
previous
reference
period
% change
from
previous
reference
period
Further
information


Balance of Payments
(13)
Goods and services credits$m, Trend
Q3/17
97 488
98 297
-0.8
Goods and services debits$m, Trend
Q3/17
-94 265
-93 291
-1.0
Net primary income $m, Trend
Q3/17
-12 587
-12 535
-0.4
Net secondary income$m, Trend
Q3/17
-188
-172
-9.3
Balance on current account$m, Trend
Q3/17
-9 552
-7 701
-24.0
Balance on capital account$m
Q3/17
-117
171
..
Balance on financial account$m
Q3/17
14 183
10 572
34.2

International Reserves
and
Foreign Currency Liquidity


Official Reserve Assets (14) $m (US)
Jan/18
52 751
66 573
-20.8
Reserves Template

Dec/17
Merchandise trade
Exports (f.o.b.)$m
Dec/17
26 683
24 448
9.1
Imports (Customs Value)$m
Dec/17
23 812
25 071
-5.0

International Investment Position
(15) (13)
Foreign assets$m
Q3/17
-2 260 753
-2 274 579
0.6
Direct investment assets$m
Q3/17
-635 364
-619 488
-2.6
Portfolio investment assets$m
Q3/17
-990 484
-968 413
-2.3
- Equity$m
Q3/17
-619 982
-597 392
-3.8
- Debt$m
Q3/17
-370 502
-371 021
0.1
Financial derivatives assets$m
Q3/17
-134 668
-152 889
11.9
Other investment assets$m
Q3/17
-425 411
-449 712
5.4
Reserve assets$m
Q3/17
-74 826
-84 077
11.0
Foreign liabilities$m
Q3/17
3 219 602
3 220 252
0.0
Direct investment liabilities$m
Q3/17
897 634
881 099
1.9
Portfolio investment liabilities$m
Q3/17
1 693 309
1 671 939
1.3
- Equity$m
Q3/17
542 239
541 601
0.1
- Debt$m
Q3/17
1 151 070
1 130 338
1.8
Financial derivatives liabilities$m
Q3/17
149 850
172 685
-13.2
Other investment liabilities$m
Q3/17
478 809
494 529
-3.2
External Debt (16)$m
Q3/17
1 898 196
1 898 322
0.0

Exchange Rates
- Spot (17)
Daily
- Forward (18)
Daily
- Trade-weighted index
Daily


POPULATION


SDDS Data Category
and Component
Unit
Description
Reference
Period for
latest data
Latest
data
Data for
previous
reference
period
% change
from
previous
reference
period
Further
information

Population
Estimated resident population -
(Preliminary)
('000)
Jun Qtr 2017
24,598.9
24,511.8
0.4%


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Footnotes

1. Australia has taken a flexibility option on periodicity on these categories. Data are disseminated quarterly.

2. The reference period is a specific week in the middle month of the quarter.

3. Data for General Government Operations (GGO) are from two different sources with different release dates. Revenue, expenses, net operating balance, net acquisition of non-financial assets and net lending/borrowing are drawn from data compiled on a Government Finance Statistics (GFS) basis covering all levels of government in Australia while the data on financing are drawn from data compiled on a System of National Accounts 1993 (SNA93) basis. The quarterly GFS data are released approximately 2 months after the reference period while the quarterly financing data are released approximately 3 months after the reference period. When the reference period differs between the GFS and the national accounts data, the net errors and omissions in the GGO cannot be derived and will be shown as 'na', meaning it is not applicable.

4. The recognition of taxation revenue in GFS is based on the taxation liability method (TLM) where taxes are recognised the earlier of when an assessment of a tax liability is made, or a cash payment is received. This method is adopted in GFS as it currently provides more certainty in the recording of revenue and less possibility of material mis-statement. This recognition differs from the economic transactions method (ETM) used for the Australian national accounts that records taxation revenue when the associated economic activity has occurred.

5. Includes GFS depreciation for central government which is an accounting measure which does not align well with the Australian national accounts measure of consumption of fixed capital.

6. The Australian national accounts estimate may differ from the GFS estimate due to two issues. Firstly, the Australian national accounts estimate includes a measure of consumption of fixed capital that is an economic measure based on the expected economic life of an asset and current replacement costs, whereas the GFS estimate includes a measure of depreciation that is an accounting measure based on taxation guidelines for allowable depreciation and the original cost of the asset. Secondly, the Australian national accounts estimates include capitalised expenditure for intangible fixed assets which is recorded in the GFS as consumption expenditure.

7. Net lending derived from revenues and expenditures will differ from net lending derived from financing data because of different concepts, sources and methods employed. The net errors and omissions represent the difference between the net lending derived from GFS data and net lending derived from the national accounts data.

8. Financing of the change in net worth includes transactions and other economic flows

9. Net Lending/Borrowing plus Other Economic Flows does not equal the Change in Net Worth because transactions in Non Financial Assets are funded from transactions in Financial Assets and Liabilities

10. With the exception of Treasury Indexed Bonds which are valued at face value plus the capital accretion component.

11a. The RBA does not lend to the non-bank private sector and is not permitted to lend to banks, except in exceptional circumstances as lender of last-resort..

11b. Reserve money is obtained by summing “Australian notes on issue” and “Exchange Settlement Balances”, from the Reserve Bank’s Statement of Liabilities and Assets

11c.The weekly series uses the RBA's total Australian dollar investments as a proxy, which overstates the true amount as it also includes claims on Australian Depository Institutions. More accurate data are disseminated in the Central Bank Survey with a lag of one month.

11d. From 6 April 2016 the series includes both domestic and foreign currency liabilities, but excludes any domestic currency liabilities arising from swap line activation. Liabilities arising from swap line activation are included in the Central Bank Survey, which is disseminated with a lag of one month.

12. Quarterly data are provided to the IMF by the RBA.

13. As of September quarter 2009, this data is provided on a BPM6 basis.

14 Official reserve assets data have been adjusted for securities sold under repurchase agreements. Weekly data on the RBA's gross holdings of gold and foreign exchange assets are also published. However, these data are not adjusted for securities sold under repurchase agreements, and do not include the reserve position in the IMF.

15. More detailed International Investment Position data, including gross assets and liabilities, are published in ABS cat. no. 5302.0.

16. Gross external debt as defined in External Debt Statistics: Guide for Compilers and Users. More detail on these data are provided via the External Debt link.

17. Spot rates of the AUD against 13 currencies, the SDR and on a trade-weighted basis are updated daily and can be found in the link provided in the 'Further Information' section.

18. Historical data on 1,3 and 6 month forward margins against the USD are available from the Reserve Bank on request. Enquiries can be directed to International Department on (02) 9551 8457. The margins are the representative buying and selling quotations as determined by the RBA. The margins take the form of basis points which may be added to the spot exchange rate to derive the indicative forward rate.