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
Q1/18
464 194
454 314
2.2
Final Consumption Expenditure $m
Q1/18
349 238
345 576
1.1
- General Government$m
Q1/18
86 206
84 900
1.5
- Households$m
Q1/18
263 032
260 677
0.9
Gross Fixed Capital Formation$m
Q1/18
110 387
109 490
0.8
- Private$m
Q1/18
88 147
86 869
1.5
- Public$m
Q1/18
22 240
22 621
-1.7
Exports of Goods and Services$m
Q1/18
102 994
95 932
7.4
Imports of Goods and Services$m
Q1/18
98 911
96 953
2
Changes in Inventories $m
Q1/18
965
99
na
Statistical Discrepancy$m
Q1/18
-479
170
na


Expenditure on Gross Domestic Product (GDP)

Chain Volume Measures,
Seasonally adjusted
Gross domestic product$m
Q1/18
437 246
432 786
1
Final Consumption Expenditure$m
Q1/18
340 619
338 452
0.6
- General Government$m
Q1/18
84 615
83 322
1.6
- Households$m
Q1/18
256 004
255 130
0.3
Gross Fixed Capital Formation$m
Q1/18
108 617
108 057
0.5
- Private$m
Q1/18
86 362
85 358
1.2
- Public$m
Q1/18
22 255
22 699
-2
Exports of Goods and Services$m
Q1/18
87 355
85 302
2.4
Imports of Goods and Services$m
Q1/18
100 116
99 577
0.5
Changes in Inventories$m
Q1/18
1 222
390
na
Statistical Discrepancy$m
Q1/18
-451
162
na

Production Index
Industrial Production Index,
Total Industries
(1)
(2015-2016 = 100.0), Seasonally adjusted
Q1/18
104.4
102.2
2.2
Labour Market
Employed Persons '000, Trend
May 2018
12 522.3
12 506.4
Unemployed Persons

'000, Trend
May 2018
723.7
725.1
Average weekly ordinary time
earnings, full-time adults
(2)
$, Trend
Q4/17
1567.9
1545.9
np
Wage Price Index,
total hourly rates of pay,
excluding bonuses
(2008-09 = 100.0), Original
Q1/18
128.2
127.7
0.4%

Price Indexes
(1)
Consumer price index(2011–12 = 100.0)
Q1/18
112.6
112.1
0.4
Producer Price Indexes: Final demand(2011–12 = 100.0)
Q1/18
109.1
108.6
+0.5%
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
Q1/18
160 902
162 828
-1.2
Expenses (5)
$m
Q1/18
158 941
160 935
-1.2
Net operating balance
$m
Q1/18
1 961
1 893
na
Net acquisition of non-financial assets (6)
$m
Q1/18
4 895
6 466
na
Net lending/borrowing (GFS basis)
$m
Q1/18
-2 934
-4 573
na
Financial assets
$m
Q4/17
8 913
-13 780
n.a
Domestic
$m
Q4/17
2 874
-15 675
n.a
Central bank and other
depository corporations
$m
Q4/17
1 221
-23 788
n.a
Financial corps nec
$m
Q4/17
1 992
1 275
n.a
Non-financial corps
$m
Q4/17
-5 635
9 998
n.a
Households and NPISH
$m
Q4/17
1 990
2 881
n.a
Foreign
$m
Q4/17
6 039
1 895
n.a
Liabilities
$m
Q4/17
12 975
3 100
n.a
Domestic
$m
Q4/17
2 597
-6 380
n.a
Central bank and other
depository corporations
$m
Q4/17
-1 426
-9 927
n.a
Financial corps nec
$m
Q4/17
5 539
4 452
n.a
Non-financial corps
$m
Q4/17
-3 589
-2 525
n.a
Households and NPISH
$m
Q4/17
2 022
3 393
n.a
Foreign
$m
Q4/17
10 378
9 480
n.a
Net errors and omissions (7)
$m
Q4/17
435
-5 561
n.a

Central government operations (Commonwealth Government Operations) (8) (9)
Revenue
$m
Apr/18
44 274
36 003
Expense
$m
Apr/18
35 487
38 052
Net Operating Balance
$m
Apr/18
8 787
-2 049
Net Acquisition of non-financial assets
$m
Apr/18
-282
-221
Net Lending /(Borrowing)
$m
Apr/18
9 068
-1 828
Other Economic Flows
$m
Apr/18
5 253
-5 531
Change in Net Worth
$m
Apr/18
13 659
-7 950
Financing of the Change in Net Worth
$m
Apr/18
Cash and Deposits
$m
Apr/18
1 100
-1 188
Advances paid
$m
Apr/18
932
1 234
Investments, loans and placements
$m
Apr/18
5 365
5 973
Other receivables
$m
Apr/18
715
-2 068
Investments in other public sector entities
$m
Apr/18
-5
50
Equity accounted investments
$m
Apr/18
0
0
Investments - shares
$m
Apr/18
1 192
361
Net Change in financial assets
$m
Apr/18
9 299
4 361
Net Change in Non-financial Assets
$m
Apr/18
612
689
Deposits held
$m
Apr/18
0
0
Government securities
$m
Apr/18
-4 595
11 330
Loans
$m
Apr/18
254
894
Other borrowing
$m
Apr/18
-3
-2
Superannuation liability
$m
Apr/18
762
846
Other employee liabilities
$m
Apr/18
284
185
Suppliers payables
$m
Apr/18
-16
206
Personal benefits payables
$m
Apr/18
376
97
Subsidies payables
$m
Apr/18
64
22
Grants payables
$m
Apr/18
-66
-161
Other payables
$m
Apr/18
-1 263
-269
Provisions
$m
Apr/18
458
-146
Net Incurrence of Liabilities
$m
Apr/18
-3 747
13 000
Change in Net Worth
$m
Apr/18
13 659
-7 950
Total Liabilities, of which
$m
Q4/17
873 517
859 700
n.a
- Rest of World
$m
Q4/17
319 809
308 414
n.a

Central government debt (Commonwealth Government Debt)
Commonwealth Government Debt
(Total outstanding gross debt)
$m
Apr/18
562 775
567 371
-1
By instrument (market value)
Bonds
$m
Apr/18
559 778
563 873
-1
Treasury notes
$m
Apr/18
2 991
3 492
-14
Other
$m
Apr/18
6
6
0
By currency (market value)
Domestic currency
$m
Apr/18
567 370
567 370
0
Foreign currencies
$m
Apr/18
0
0
0
By maturity (face value) (10)
Short-term (less than 1 year)
$m
Q1/18
3 500
3 500
0
Medium & long-term (greater than 1 year)
$m
Q1/18
524 100
520 523
1
Debt Guaranteed by Government
$m
Q1/18
527 600
524 023
1


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$b, Seasonally adjusted
Apr/18
73.2
73.4
-0.3
- Broad money$b, Seasonally adjusted
Apr/18
2 074.8
2 080.3
-0.2
Domestic credit to the public sector $b
Apr/18
273.0
271.7
0.5
Domestic credit to the private sector$b, Seasonally adjusted
Apr/18
2 826.6
2 813.5
0.4
External position (net)$b
Apr/18
425.2
428.0
-0.6
Analytical accounts of the central bank (11a)
Reserve money (11b)$m
Jun/13/18
103 838
103 702
0.1
Domestic claims on the public sector (11c)$m
Jun/13/18
104 164
103 921
0.2
External position
- Gross foreign assets$m
Jun/13/18
92 978
93 906
-1.0
- Gross foreign liabilities (11d)$m
Jun/13/18
7 290
6 122
19.1

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$m, Trend
Q1/18
100 291
97 774
2.6
Goods and services debits$m, Trend
Q1/18
- 98 495
- 96 672
-1.9
Net primary income $m, Trend
Q1/18
- 13 684
- 13 393
-2.2
Net secondary income$m, Trend
Q1/18
- 342
- 379
9.8
Balance on current account$m, Trend
Q1/18
- 12 229
- 12 670
3.5
Balance on capital account$m
Q1/18
- 21
- 403
94.8
Balance on financial account$m
Q1/18
7 360
17 402
-57.7

International Reserves
and
Foreign Currency Liquidity


Official Reserve Assets (14) $m (US)
May/18
62 376
55 073
13.3
Reserves Template

Apr/18
Merchandise trade
Exports (f.o.b.)$m
Apr/18
26 065
27 417
-4.9
Imports (Customs Value)$m
Apr/18
23 340
23 753
-1.7

International Investment Position
(15) (13)
Foreign assets$m
Q1/18
-2 428 328
-2 341 955
-3.7
Direct investment assets$m
Q1/18
- 664 115
- 653 471
-1.6
Portfolio investment assets$m
Q1/18
-1 075 114
-1 035 952
-3.8
- Equity$m
Q1/18
- 678 485
- 660 757
-2.7
- Debt$m
Q1/18
- 396 629
- 375 195
-5.7
Financial derivatives assets$m
Q1/18
- 152 715
- 143 094
-6.7
Other investment assets$m
Q1/18
- 454 859
- 421 211
-8.0
Reserve assets$m
Q1/18
- 81 526
- 88 227
7.6
Foreign liabilities$m
Q1/18
3 382 882
3 330 587
1.6
Direct investment liabilities$m
Q1/18
916 423
898 200
2.0
Portfolio investment liabilities$m
Q1/18
1 790 239
1 775 217
0.8
- Equity$m
Q1/18
561 274
587 248
-4.4
- Debt$m
Q1/18
1 228 965
1 187 969
3.5
Financial derivatives liabilities$m
Q1/18
164 247
153 197
7.2
Other investment liabilities$m
Q1/18
511 973
503 974
1.6
External Debt (16)$m
Q1/18
2 005 834
1 954 278
2.6

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)
Dec Qtr 2017
24,770.7
24,702.0
0.3%


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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.