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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
Q1/19
489 136
482 278
1.4
Final Consumption Expenditure $m
Q1/19
362 760
360 724
0.6
- General Government$m
Q1/19
91 668
91 360
0.3
- Households$m
Q1/19
271 092
269 365
0.6
Gross Fixed Capital Formation$m
Q1/19
113 678
114 096
-0.4
- Private$m
Q1/19
89 132
89 710
-0.6
- Public$m
Q1/19
24 546
24 385
0.7
Exports of Goods and Services$m
Q1/19
118 958
114 719
3.7
Imports of Goods and Services$m
Q1/19
105 364
105 878
-0.5
Changes in Inventories $m
Q1/19
599
886
na
Statistical Discrepancy$m
Q1/19
-1 494
-2 269
na


Expenditure on Gross Domestic Product (GDP)

Chain Volume Measures,
Seasonally adjusted
Gross domestic product$m
Q1/19
463 907
462 032
0.4
Final Consumption Expenditure$m
Q1/19
352 709
351 279
0.4
- General Government$m
Q1/19
90 142
89 394
0.8
- Households$m
Q1/19
262 566
261 885
0.3
Gross Fixed Capital Formation$m
Q1/19
109 559
110 351
-0.7
- Private$m
Q1/19
86 203
87 083
-1.0
- Public$m
Q1/19
23 356
23 268
0.4
Exports of Goods and Services$m
Q1/19
100 185
99 203
1.0
Imports of Goods and Services$m
Q1/19
97 588
97 676
-0.1
Changes in Inventories$m
Q1/19
460
1 048
na
Statistical Discrepancy$m
Q1/19
-1 417
-2 174
na

Production Index
Industrial Production Index,
Total Industries
(1)
(2015-2016 = 100.0), Seasonally adjusted
Q1/19
105.2
104.7
0.5
Labour Market
Employed Persons '000, Trend
May 2019
12 856.6
12 828.2
0.2%
Unemployed Persons

'000, Trend
May 2019
695.2
689.4
0.8%
Average weekly ordinary time
earnings, full-time adults
(2)
$, Trend
Q4/18
1604.9
1586.2
np
Wage Price Index,
total hourly rates of pay,
excluding bonuses
(2008-09 = 100.0), Original
Q1/19
131.2
130.6
0.5%

Price Indexes
(1)
Consumer price index(2011–12 = 100.0)
Q1/19
114.1
114.1
0.0
Producer Price Indexes: Final demand(2011–12 = 100.0)
Q1/19
111.2
110.8
+0.4%
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
Q1/19
168 326
175 252
–4.0
Expenses (5)
$m
Q1/19
164 598
168 581
–2.4
Net operating balance
$m
Q1/19
3 728
6 671
na
Net acquisition of non-financial assets (6)
$m
Q1/19
6 757
9 884
na
Net lending/borrowing (GFS basis)
$m
Q1/19
–3 029
–3 213
na
Financial assets
$m
Q4/18
-7 587
-6 148
n.a
Domestic
$m
Q4/18
-7 915
-7 745
n.a
Central bank and other
depository corporations
$m
Q4/18
-17 092
-1 033
n.a
Financial corps nec
$m
Q4/18
-2 315
-1 496
n.a
Non-financial corps
$m
Q4/18
12 030
-2 422
n.a
Households and NPISH
$m
Q4/18
1 171
1 125
n.a
Foreign
$m
Q4/18
328
1 597
n.a
Liabilities
$m
Q4/18
4 470
7 400
n.a
Domestic
$m
Q4/18
-3 640
10 184
n.a
Central bank and other
depository corporations
$m
Q4/18
-8 218
4 127
n.a
Financial corps nec
$m
Q4/18
4 803
620
n.a
Non-financial corps
$m
Q4/18
-1 929
3 497
n.a
Households and NPISH
$m
Q4/18
1 790
2 944
n.a
Foreign
$m
Q4/18
8 100
-2 784
n.a
Net errors and omissions (7)
$m
Q4/18
1 397
-2 554
n.a

Central government operations (Commonwealth Government Operations) (8) (9)
Revenue
$m
Apr/19
46 453
37 332
Expense
$m
Apr/19
39 433
38 902
Net Operating Balance
$m
Apr/19
7 020
-1 569
Net Acquisition of non-financial assets
$m
Apr/19
630
180
Net Lending /(Borrowing)
$m
Apr/19
6 390
-1 749
Other Economic Flows
$m
Apr/19
2 830
-7 472
Change in Net Worth
$m
Apr/19
9 850
-9 042
Financing of the Change in Net Worth
Apr/19
Cash and Deposits
$m
Apr/19
123
-1 553
Advances paid
$m
Apr/19
1 175
675
Investments, loans and placements
$m
Apr/19
914
-1 771
Other receivables
$m
Apr/19
2 651
-1 971
Investments in other public sector entities
$m
Apr/19
-2 971
49
Equity accounted investments
$m
Apr/19
3 137
0
Investments - shares
$m
Apr/19
3 333
474
Net Change in financial assets
$m
Apr/19
8 362
-4 097
Net Change in Non-financial Assets
$m
Apr/19
2 144
374
Deposits held
$m
Apr/19
92
-9
Government securities
$m
Apr/19
-2 805
3 463
Loans
$m
Apr/19
365
-278
Other borrowing
$m
Apr/19
-6
-7
Superannuation liability
$m
Apr/19
720
849
Other employee liabilities
$m
Apr/19
320
314
Suppliers payables
$m
Apr/19
1 124
410
Personal benefits payables
$m
Apr/19
146
528
Subsidies payables
$m
Apr/19
-31
41
Grants payables
$m
Apr/19
-167
48
Other payables
$m
Apr/19
28
-132
Provisions
$m
Apr/19
869
92
Net Incurrence of Liabilities
$m
Apr/19
655
5 318
Change in Net Worth
$m
Apr/19
9 850
-9 042
Total Liabilities, of which
$m
Q4/18
951 965
944 845
n.a
- Rest of World
$m
Q4/18
338 452
325 227
n.a

Central government debt (Commonwealth Government Debt)
Commonwealth Government Debt
(Total outstanding gross debt)
$m
Apr/19
603 214
606 019
0
By instrument (market value)
Bonds
$m
Apr/19
600 715
602 019
0
Treasury notes
$m
Apr/19
2 493
3 993
-38
Other
$m
Apr/19
6
6
-1
By currency (market value)
Domestic currency
$m
Apr/19
603 214
606 018
0
Foreign currencies
$m
Apr/19
0
0
-1
By maturity (face value) (10)
Short-term (less than 1 year)
$m
Q1/19
4 000
16 210
-75
Medium & long-term (greater than 1 year)
$m
Q1/19
537 036
528 674
2
Debt Guaranteed by Government
$m
Q1/19
541 036
544 885
-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$b Seasonally adjusted
Apr/19
76.3
76.0
0.4
- Broad money$b Seasonally adjusted
Apr/19
2 164.4
2 162.0
0.1
Domestic credit to the public sector $b
Apr/19
291.5
295.7
-1.4
Domestic credit to the private sector$b Seasonally adjusted
Apr/19
2 936.5
2 932.7
0.2
External position (net)$b
Apr/19
426.9
431.7
-1.1
Analytical accounts of the central bank (11a)
Reserve money (11b)$m
Jun/12/2019
108 507
108 506
0.0
Domestic claims on the public sector (11c)$m
Jun/12/2019
96 699
94 795
2.0
External position
- Gross foreign assets$m
Jun/12/2019
84 261
90 926
-7.3
- Gross foreign liabilities (11d)$m
Jun/12/2019
5 637
6 760
-16.6

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$m, Trend
Q1/19
 119 647
 115 272
3.8
Goods and services debits$m, Trend
Q1/19
-105 801
-105 446
-0.3
Net primary income $m, Trend
Q1/19
-15 384
-15 604
1.4
Net secondary income$m, Trend
Q1/19
-467
-419
-11.5
Balance on current account$m, Trend
Q1/19
-2 006
-6 196
67.6
Balance on capital account$m
Q1/19
-190
-162
-17.3
Balance on financial account$m
Q1/19
 1 002
 8 682
-88.5

International Reserves
and
Foreign Currency Liquidity


Official Reserve Assets (14) $m (US)
May/19
55 272
53 262
3.8
Reserves Template

Apr/19
Merchandise trade
Exports (f.o.b.)$m
Apr/19
31 264
31 029
0.8
Imports (Customs Value)$m
Apr/19
25 039
23 984
4.4

International Investment Position
(15) (13)
Foreign assets$m
Q1/19
-2 693 551
-2 592 735
-3.9
Direct investment assets$m
Q1/19
-792 601
-752 322
-5.4
Portfolio investment assets$m
Q1/19
-1 183 006
-1 119 529
-5.7
- Equity$m
Q1/19
-766 122
-707 293
-8.3
- Debt$m
Q1/19
-416 883
-412 236
-1.1
Financial derivatives assets$m
Q1/19
-210 133
-196 415
-7.0
Other investment assets$m
Q1/19
-425 728
-443 018
3.9
Reserve assets$m
Q1/19
-82 084
-81 451
-0.8
Foreign liabilities$m
Q1/19
3 659 697
3 590 707
1.9
Direct investment liabilities$m
Q1/19
1 031 250
1 032 655
-0.1
Portfolio investment liabilities$m
Q1/19
1 891 131
1 840 509
2.8
- Equity$m
Q1/19
 606 756
 548 382
10.6
- Debt$m
Q1/19
1 284 375
1 292 127
-0.6
Financial derivatives liabilities$m
Q1/19
 215 284
 202 499
6.3
Other investment liabilities$m
Q1/19
 522 030
 515 045
1.4
External Debt (16)$m
Q1/19
2 095 650
2 098 302
-0.1

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 2018
25,180.2
25,101.9
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.