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
Q4/17
454 010
450 347
0.8
Final Consumption Expenditure $m
Q4/17
345 144
339 622
1.6
- General Government$m
Q4/17
84 805
82 976
2.2
- Households$m
Q4/17
260 339
256 646
1.4
Gross Fixed Capital Formation$m
Q4/17
109 092
109 867
-0.7
- Private$m
Q4/17
86 304
87 832
-1.7
- Public$m
Q4/17
22 788
22 035
3.4
Exports of Goods and Services$m
Q4/17
96 061
96 202
-0.1
Imports of Goods and Services$m
Q4/17
96 178
94 225
2.1
Changes in Inventories $m
Q4/17
-94
-29
na
Statistical Discrepancy$m
Q4/17
-16
-1 090
na


Expenditure on Gross Domestic Product (GDP)

Chain Volume Measures,
Seasonally adjusted
Gross domestic product$m
Q4/17
432 685
431 112
0.4
Final Consumption Expenditure$m
Q4/17
338 066
334 286
1.1
- General Government$m
Q4/17
83 164
81 798
1.7
- Households$m
Q4/17
254 902
252 489
1.0
Gross Fixed Capital Formation$m
Q4/17
107 702
108 980
-1.2
- Private$m
Q4/17
84 849
86 780
-2.2
- Public$m
Q4/17
22 853
22 200
2.9
Exports of Goods and Services$m
Q4/17
85 630
87 156
-1.8
Imports of Goods and Services$m
Q4/17
98 712
98 174
0.5
Changes in Inventories$m
Q4/17
14
-93
na
Statistical Discrepancy$m
Q4/17
-15
-1 044
na

Production Index
Industrial Production Index,
Total Industries
(1)
(2015-2016 = 100.0), Seasonally adjusted
Q4/17
101.9
102.0
0.0
Labour Market
Employed Persons '000, Trend
Mar 2018
12 485.8
12 471.8
0.1%
Unemployed Persons

'000, Trend
Mar 2018
735.0
731.5
0.5%
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
Q4/17
127.7
127.1
0.5%

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)
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
Q4/17
162 692
147 647
10.2
Expenses (5)
$m
Q4/17
160 706
161 238
-0.3
Net operating balance
$m
Q4/17
1 986
-13 591
na
Net acquisition of non-financial assets (6)
$m
Q4/17
6 595
4 368
na
Net lending/borrowing (GFS basis)
$m
Q4/17
-4 609
-17 959
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
Feb/18
44 765
31 823
Expense
$m
Feb/18
35 373
40 333
Net Operating Balance
$m
Feb/18
9 392
-8 510
Net Acquisition of non-financial assets
$m
Feb/18
-33
477
Net Lending /(Borrowing)
$m
Feb/18
9 425
-8 986
Other Economic Flows
$m
Feb/18
-1 234
9 750
Change in Net Worth
$m
Feb/18
8 561
-3 841
Financing of the Change in Net Worth
$m
Feb/18
Cash and Deposits
$m
Feb/18
283
967
Advances paid
$m
Feb/18
1 501
1 061
Investments, loans and placements
$m
Feb/18
10 547
-12 705
Other receivables
$m
Feb/18
1 869
1 560
Investments in other public sector entities
$m
Feb/18
62
346
Equity accounted investments
$m
Feb/18
4
13
Investments - shares
$m
Feb/18
-998
638
Net Change in financial assets
$m
Feb/18
13 268
-8 121
Net Change in Non-financial Assets
$m
Feb/18
59
497
Deposits held
$m
Feb/18
0
0
Government securities
$m
Feb/18
3 566
-7 527
Loans
$m
Feb/18
362
-41
Other borrowing
$m
Feb/18
-6
5
Superannuation liability
$m
Feb/18
775
850
Other employee liabilities
$m
Feb/18
159
51
Suppliers payables
$m
Feb/18
953
215
Personal benefits payables
$m
Feb/18
-36
90
Subsidies payables
$m
Feb/18
51
-94
Grants payables
$m
Feb/18
-22
527
Other payables
$m
Feb/18
-1 162
1 288
Provisions
$m
Feb/18
126
854
Net Incurrence of Liabilities
$m
Feb/18
4 766
-3 782
Change in Net Worth
$m
Feb/18
8 561
-3 841
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
Mar/18
567 371
556 041
2
By instrument (market value)
Bonds
$m
Mar/18
563 873
553 542
2
Treasury notes
$m
Mar/18
3 492
2 493
40
Other
$m
Mar/18
6
6
0
By currency (market value)
Domestic currency
$m
Mar/18
567 370
556 040
2
Foreign currencies
$m
Mar/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$b, Seasonally adjusted
Feb/18
72.5
72.1
0.6
- Broad money$b, Seasonally adjusted
Feb/18
2 072.0
2 071.7
0.0
Domestic credit to the public sector $b
Feb/18
268.3
269.2
-0.4
Domestic credit to the private sector$b, Seasonally adjusted
Feb/18
2 797.8
2 786.8
0.4
External position (net)$b
Feb/18
399.9
423.0
-5.5
Analytical accounts of the central bank (11a)
Reserve money (11b)$m
Apr/18/18
104 252
104 804
-0.5
Domestic claims on the public sector (11c)$m
Apr/18/18
98 560
98 840
-0.3
External position
- Gross foreign assets$m
Apr/18/18
80 152
79 742
0.5
- Gross foreign liabilities (11d)$m
Apr/18/18
10 123
7 952
27.3

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$m, Trend
Q4/17
95 670
96 809
-1.2
Goods and services debits$m, Trend
Q4/17
- 95 821
- 94 868
-1.0
Net primary income $m, Trend
Q4/17
- 13 306
- 13 340
0.3
Net secondary income$m, Trend
Q4/17
- 215
- 201
-7.0
Balance on current account$m, Trend
Q4/17
- 13 672
- 11 600
-17.9
Balance on capital account$m
Q4/17
- 413
- 123
-235.8
Balance on financial account$m
Q4/17
13 990
12 765
9.6

International Reserves
and
Foreign Currency Liquidity


Official Reserve Assets (14) $m (US)
Mar/18
58 676
55 152
6.4
Reserves Template

Feb/18
Merchandise trade
Exports (f.o.b.)$m
Feb/18
24 295
25 040
-3.0
Imports (Customs Value)$m
Feb/18
24 710
24 311
6.6

International Investment Position
(15) (13)
Foreign assets$m
Q4/17
-2 338 386
-2 258 717
-3.5
Direct investment assets$m
Q4/17
- 648 715
- 634 892
-2.2
Portfolio investment assets$m
Q4/17
-1 035 960
- 989 162
-4.7
- Equity$m
Q4/17
- 660 746
- 618 548
-6.8
- Debt$m
Q4/17
- 375 214
- 370 615
-1.2
Financial derivatives assets$m
Q4/17
- 143 022
- 134 276
-6.5
Other investment assets$m
Q4/17
- 422 456
- 425 560
0.7
Reserve assets$m
Q4/17
- 88 232
- 74 827
-17.9
Foreign liabilities$m
Q4/17
3 324 580
3 217 067
3.3
Direct investment liabilities$m
Q4/17
907 248
895 550
1.3
Portfolio investment liabilities$m
Q4/17
1 769 567
1 693 972
4.5
- Equity$m
Q4/17
586 462
542 000
8.2
- Debt$m
Q4/17
1 183 104
1 151 973
2.7
Financial derivatives liabilities$m
Q4/17
153 000
149 736
2.2
Other investment liabilities$m
Q4/17
494 765
477 809
3.5
External Debt (16)$m
Q4/17
1 941 517
1 898 563
2.3

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)
Sep Qtr 2017
24,702.9
24,598.9
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.