Changes to Statistical Tables

15 May 2017

Open Market Operations – Current – A3

The table now shows the intended size of additional OMO dealing round operations. It also now includes securities held via triparty in the market value of securities held under reverse repo.

22 March 2017

Inflation Expectations – G3

The table now shows a longer history for 2-year union expectations, 1-year market economist expectations, and 2-year market economist expectations.

16 March 2017

Bank lending to Business – Selected Statistics – D8

The weighted average interest rates on credit outstanding have been revised to incorporate additional data collected by the RBA. Interest rates also exclude an estimate of intra-group and foreign currency denominated loans. The revisions affect data from December 1994 to January 2017.

2 March 2017

Indicator Lending Rates – F5

Business lending rates – ‘weighted average interest rates on credit outstanding’ have been revised to incorporate additional data collected by the RBA. Interest rates also exclude an estimate of intra-group and foreign currency denominated loans. The revisions affect data from December 1994 to January 2017.

Housing lending rates – the mortgage manager lending rates series have been revised from January 2004 to January 2017 to reflect improvements in the underlying sample. Notes on breaks in series have been added to the table where relevant.

1 February 2017

Renminbi-denominated Deposits and Loans of Australian-resident Financial Institutions – B20

This new table provides data on renminbi-denominated deposits and loans held by Australian-resident financial institutions. These data are compiled from a quarterly survey of financial institutions that represent the bulk of the renminbi market in Australia.

30 November 2016

Real Exchange Rate Measures – F15
Exchange Rates – Daily - Current

New weights for the trade-weighted index (TWI) of the Australian dollar will apply from 1 December 2016. The weights are based on the composition of Australia's merchandise goods and services trade for the 2015/16 financial year. For further information, please see Weights for the TWI.

24 November 2016

Repurchase Agreements and Stock Lending by Banks and RFCs – B3

The series in the above table have been revised due to a correction in the data. The revisions mostly affect the data starting from December 2015.

30 September 2016

Detected Australian Counterfeits by Denomination – A7

The new table provides biannual data on the number of counterfeits detected since 2003. Counterfeit data is also presented in a ‘parts per million (PPM)’ format to provide context when comparing counterfeiting in different periods.

Debt Securities Outstanding – D4

The series in the above table have been revised to reflect a change in Global Industry Classification Standard (GICS) categories, with debt issued by the real estate sector now included within the non-financial corporations category.

19 August 2016

Labour Force – H5

The new table reflects monthly hours worked figures that have been ‘benchmarked’ to a new annual hours worked estimate. For further information, please visit
Labour Force, Australia, Jul 2016 or contact the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

8 August 2016

Zero-coupon Interest Rates – F17

The series in the above table have been revised due to a correction in the data and a change in methodology. The revisions affect the data starting from 2014.

2 August 2016

Real Exchange Rate Measures – F15

The series in the above table have been revised due to the availability of more accurate data. These largely reflect the replacement of price indices with core consumer price indices where they have now become available.

20 June 2016

Repurchase Agreements and Stock Lending by Banks and RFCs – B3

This new table provides data on repurchase agreements and stock lending by banks and Registered Financial Corporations (RFCs). The table reports the aggregate size of borrowing and lending positions, disaggregated by security type and counterparty type. This table will be updated for the most recent end-quarter on the fourth Thursday in February, May, August and November.

9 May 2016

Interest Rates and Yields – Money Market – Daily – F1
Interest Rates and Yields – Money Market – Daily – 1976 to 31 December 2010 – F1

The Cash Rate Total Return Index has been added as a data series in F1, commencing on 4 January 2011. To accommodate this change, the date range for data series in F1 commences on 4 January 2011, and the date range for data series in Historical Table F1 ends at 31 December 2010.

From 10 May 2016, the RBA will commence publishing the Number of Cash Market Transactions as a data series in F1.

16 March 2016

Australian Share Market – F7

The dividend yield and price/earnings ratio series are now based on the S&P/ASX 200 index and are constructed by Thomson Reuters. Previously the data were based on the MSCI Australia index and were constructed by MSCI. The full history of both series has been revised.

25 February 2016

Assets & Liabilities of Australian-located Operations – B11.1
Consolidated Exposures – Immediate and Ultimate Risk Basis – B11.2
Assets of Australian-located Operations – B12.1
Liabilities of Australian-located Operations – B12.2
Consolidated Exposures – Immediate Risk Basis – B13.1
Consolidated Exposures – Ultimate Risk Basis – B13.2

Six data series previously published in B11.1 and B11.2 have been discontinued. These changes are due to the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) ceasing to collect International Banking Statistics from Registered Financial Corporations (RFCs) in September 2010. RFC data will continue to be included in all remaining series between March 2003 and September 2010.

Four data series previously published in B11.1 have been discontinued. These series were:

  • Registered Financial Corporations' (RFCs') international assets of Australian-located operations: Total;
  • RFCs' international assets of Australian-located operations of which: Residents;
  • RFCs' international liabilities of Australian-located operations: Total; and
  • RFCs' international liabilities of Australian-located operations of which: Residents.

Two data series previously published in B11.2 have also been discontinued. These series were:

  • (Exposures in AUD terms) International exposures of the globally consolidated operations of banks and RFCs located in Australia: Foreign claims: Ultimate risk basis: By type of reporting entity: RFCs; and
  • (Exposures in USD terms) International exposures of the globally consolidated operations of banks and RFCs located in Australia: Foreign claims: Ultimate risk basis: By type of reporting entity: RFCs.

New data series have been added to B12.1, B12.2, B13.1 and B13.2. Detailed exposures data split by financial instrument, currency, maturity and sector for four countries have been included in these four tables. These countries are: Cayman Islands; India; Indonesia; and Taiwan. Data series for ‘Other countries’ in these tables will also change reflecting the exclusion of the four countries.

8 January 2016

Indicative Mid Rates of Australian Government Securities – 2013 to Current – F16

Matured Bonds and yields up to the end of the 2015 calendar year have been removed from this table and integrated with yields in the Historical Data section. See the new historical table. The table name for yields from the start of 2016 to present has also been changed to Indicative Mid Rates of Australian Government Securities – F16.

2 November 2015

Real Exchange Rate Measures – F15

The Real G7 GDP-weighted index in the above table will be discontinued from 2016.

Assets of Financial Institutions – B1
Finance Companies & General Financiers – Selected Assets and Liabilities – B10

A number of series in the above tables have been revised due to the availability of more accurate data. These largely reflect the inclusion of additional data on specific provisions and corrections to historical data.

30 October 2015

Growth in Selected Financial Aggregates – D1
Lending and Credit Aggregates – D2
Monetary Aggregates – D3
Bank Lending Classified by Sector – D5

A number of series in the above tables have been revised due to the availability of more accurate data. These largely reflect the inclusion of additional data on specific provisions, improvements to break-adjustments and corrections to historical data.

2 October 2015

Aggregate Measures of Australian Corporate Bond Spreads and Yields – F3

Statistical table F3 has been revised to reflect improvements to methodology and data. The revisions affect the entire time series. The methodology remains consistent with that described in Arsov, Brooks and Kosev (2013), ‘New Measures of Australian Corporate Credit Spreads’, RBA Bulletin December 2013.

The table layout, headings and notes have also been altered to emphasise that the yields and spreads are calculated for a target tenor, providing greater prominence to the effective tenor actually achieved for each observation. The distance between the effective tenor and the relevant target tenor should be considered when interpreting the data on spreads and yields. Ongoing publication of these series is reliant upon data availability; for example, the insufficient availability of bonds around a particular tenor could result in the non-publication of one or more series in the future. These data may be subject to further revisions for reasons such as improvements to methodology, changes to available data and/or reviews of data classifications or quality.

Future releases of table F3 will occur on the third business day of the month.

25 September 2015

Household and Business Balance Sheets – E1

The business sector series in the above table have been revised due to a change in definition. The business sector now refers to the private non-financial corporations sector, as published in ABS Cat No. 5232.0. The revisions affect the entire time series.

Household Finances – Selected Ratios – E2

The series in the above table have been revised to align the scope of the household sector to be consistent with the National Accounts. For further details see ‘Box B: Measuring Household Debt’ in Statement of Monetary Policy, August 2015. The revisions affect the entire time series.

11 September 2015

Indicator Lending Rates – F5

Three housing lending rate series have been added to Statistical Table F5 to reflect investor-specific rates now offered by banks.

Real Exchange Rate Measures – F15

The Real G7 GDP-weighted index in the above table has been revised due to a change in methodology. The revisions affect the data since 1999.

3 July 2015

Liabilities and Assets – Weekly – A1
Liabilities and Assets – Monthly – A1.1

Statistical table A1 has been updated to align with the data in the weekly Statement of Liabilities and Assets media release; see: Liabilities and Assets – Summary – A1. The disaggregated data is now provided in Liabilities and Assets – Detailed A1; although this data is now provided on a lagged basis of up to 4 months.

Statistical table A1.1 will no longer be updated, but past data is available on the Historical Data page.

1 April 2015

RBA Index of Commodity Prices – Table I2

The RBA Index of Commodity Prices has been reweighted according to an average of export values in 2012/13 and 2013/14 (previously it was 2011/12 and 2012/13). The index has been rebased so that the 2013/14 average is 100 (previously it was 2012/13).

12 June 2014

Inflation Expectations – G3

The break-even 10-year inflation rate series in the above table has been revised due to a change in methodology. The revisions affect the data since 1996.

2 June 2014

Commencing today, the Reserve Bank of Australia publishes its statistical tables in a redesigned format to improve the delivery of data to users. The re-design includes the publication of CSV (comma separated value) files, some consolidation of published data and renumbering of some existing tables to accommodate these changes.

Set out below are details of the changes to Statistical Tables implemented from today.

Liabilities and Assets – Monthly – A1

This table has been renumbered A1.1.

Selected Assets and Liabilities of the Private Non-financial Sectors – B20

This table has been renamed and renumbered Household and Business Balance Sheets – E1.

Household Finances – Selected Ratios – B21

This table has been renamed and renumbered Household Finances – Selected Ratios – E2.

Distribution of Household Balance Sheets – B22

This table has been renamed and renumbered Household Balance Sheets – Distribution – E3.

Distribution of Household Gearing – B23

This table has been renamed and renumbered Household Gearing – Distribution – E4.

Distribution of Household Financial Assets – B24

This table has been renamed and renumbered Household Financial Assets – Distribution – E5.

Distribution of Household Non-Financial Assets – B25

This table has been renamed and renumbered Household Non-Financial Assets – Distribution – E6.

Distribution of Household Debt – B26

This table has been renamed and renumbered Household Debt – Distribution - E7.

Bank Lending to Business – Fixed-rate Loans Outstanding by Size and by Interest Rate – D7

This table has been renumbered Bank Lending to Business – Fixed-rate Loans Outstanding by Size and by Interest Rate – D7.1.

Bank Lending to Business – Bills Outstanding by Size and by Interest Rate – D7

This table has been renumbered Bank Lending to Business – Bills Outstanding by Size and by Interest Rate – D7.2.

Bank Lending to Business – Total Credit Outstanding by Size and by Sector – D7

This table has been renumbered Bank Lending to Business – Total Credit Outstanding by Size and by Sector – D7.3.

Bank Lending to Business – New Credit Approvals by Size and by Purpose – D7

This table has been renumbered Bank Lending to Business – New Credit Approvals by Size and by Purpose – D7.4.

Interest Rates and Yields – Money Market – Monthly – F1

This table has been renumbered Interest Rates and Yields – Money Market – Monthly – F1.1.

Capital Market Yields – Government Bonds – Monthly – F2

This table has been renumbered Capital Market Yields – Government Bonds – Monthly – F2.1.

Domestic Banking Fee Income – F6

This table has been renumbered Domestic Banking Fee Income – C9.

Measures of Consumer Price Inflation – G1

This table has been renamed and merged with the table ‘Consumer Price Index – Analytical Series’ to make a new table ‘Consumer Price Inflation – G1’.

Consumer Price Index – G2

This table has been renamed Consumer Price Inflation – Expenditure Groups – G2.

Producer Price Indicators – G3

This table has been discontinued.

Other Price Indicators – G4

This table has been renamed and renumbered Inflation Expectations – G3

Index of Commodity Prices – G5

This table has been renamed and renumbered Commodity Prices – I2.

Labour Costs – G6

This table has been renamed and renumbered Labour Costs and Productivity – H4.

Labour Force – G7

This table has been renumbered Labour Force – H5.

Indicators of Spending and Confidence – G8

This table has been renamed and renumbered Monthly Activity Indicators – H3.

Rural Production – G9

This table has been discontinued.

Gross Domestic Product – G10

This table has been renamed and renumbered Gross Domestic Product and Income – H1.

Gross Domestic Product – Expenditure Components – G11

This table has been renamed and renumbered Demand and Income – H2.

Gross Domestic Product – Income Components – G12

This table has been discontinued.

Balance of Payments – Current Account – H1

This table has been merged with table Balance of Payments – Exports and Imports – H3 to make a new table International Trade and Balance of Payments – I1.

Balance of Payments – Financial Account – H2

This table has been renumbered Balance of Payments – Financial Account – I3.

Balance of Payments – Exports and Imports – H3

This table has been merged with table Balance of Payments – Current Account – H1 to make a new table International Trade and Balance of Payments – I1.

Australia's Gross Foreign Assets and Liabilities – H4

This table has been renumbered Australia's Gross Foreign Assets and Liabilities – I4.

Australia's Net Foreign Liabilities – H5

This table has been renumbered Australia's Net Foreign Liabilities – I5.

Real Gross Domestic Product – I1

This table has been discontinued.

Consumer Prices – I2

This table has been discontinued.

Unemployment – I3

This table has been discontinued.

Consumer Price Index – Analytical Series

This table has been merged with Consumer Price Inflation – G1.

Credit and Charge Card Statistics – Additional Credit Card Statistics

This table has been renamed and renumbered Credit and Charge Card Statistics – C1.1.

Exchange Rates – Daily – 2014 to Current

This table has been renumbered Exchange Rates – Daily – 2014 to Current – F11.1.

Zero-coupon Interest Rates – Analytical Series – 2009 to Current

This table has been renumbered Zero-coupon Interest Rates – Analytical Series – 2009 to Current – F17.

Zero-coupon Interest Rates – Analytical Series – 1992 to 2008

Moved to Historical Statistical Tables page: Zero-coupon Interest Rates – Analytical Series –1992 to 2008– F17

All other tables have the name and number as before.

Category Changes

The ‘Prices and Inflation’ category has been renamed ‘Inflation and Inflation Expectations’.

The ‘Balance of Payments and External Finance’ category has been renamed ‘International Trade and External Finance’.

A new category ‘Household and Business Finance’ was created.

2 May 2014

International Market Interest Rates and Government Security Yields – F14

A number of data series have been deleted from the table – some due to their discontinuation, and subsequently others to report consistent rates across countries.

1 April 2014

RBA Index of Commodity Prices – Table G5

The RBA Index of Commodity Prices has been reweighted according to an average of export values in 2011/12 and 2012/13 (previously it was 2010/11 and 2011/12). The index has been rebased so that the 2012/13 average is 100 (previously it was 2011/12).

Assets of Financial Institutions – B1
Money Market Corporations – Selected Assets & Liabilities – B9
Finance Companies & General Financiers – Selected Assets & Liabilities – B10
Monetary Statistics (IMF Framework) – Authorised Deposit-taking Institutions Survey – D12
Monetary Statistics (IMF Framework) – Consolidated Survey – D13

A number of data series in the above tables have been revised due to the availability of more accurate data. These largely reflect the reclassification of two money market corporations as finance companies, the inclusion of additional credit unions and corrections to historical data.

31 March 2014

Lending and Credit Aggregates – D2
Monetary Aggregates – D3

A number of data series in the above tables have been revised due to the availability of more accurate data. These largely reflect the inclusion of additional credit unions and corrections to historical data.

10 January 2014

Banks – On-balance Sheet Assets, Liabilities and Off-balance Sheet Business – B2

Data series on banks' on-balance sheet assets and liabilities that were previously published in B2 have been discontinued. Banks' on-balance sheet statistics are published by the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) in its Monthly Banking Statistics, which is available on APRA's website. These data are published by APRA on the last business day of each month, the same day as the data previously published by the RBA.

From today, B2 will be renamed ‘Banks – Off-balance Sheet Business – B2’. This table will now only include data on banks' off-balance sheet business, and series breaks and notes related to these data.

The discontinued data series on banks' on-balance sheet assets and liabilities, as well as the series breaks and notes for these data, are now shown in ‘Banks – On-balance Sheet Assets, Liabilities and Off-balance Sheet Business – B2’ in ‘Discontinued Data’. Links to the APRA website are included in External Links – APRA Authorised Deposit-taking Institutions (ADI) Statistics.

19 December 2013

Capital Market Yields and Spreads – Non-government Instruments – F3

This table has been discontinued and is being replaced by a new statistical table ‘Aggregate Measures of Australian Corporate Bond Spreads and Yields – F3’ from December 2013 onwards. The new statistical table provides a more detailed source of information to examine developments in Australian corporate credit markets, particularly at longer maturities. For information on the construction of the new aggregate measures of credit spreads and yields see Arsov, Brooks and Kosev (2013), ‘New Measures of Australian Corporate Credit Spreads’, RBA Bulletin December.

12 November 2013

Open Market Operations – A3

To coincide with the commencement of RBA Open Repurchase Agreements (Repos) this table has been revised to include information on balances held in Exchange Settlement (ES) accounts, Long-dated Market Operations purchases and outstanding Repo portfolio and transaction balances.

15 October 2013

Commonwealth Government Securities Classified by Holder – E3
Maturity Structure of Non-official Holdings of Commonwealth Government Securities – E8
Commonwealth Government Securities Classified by Holder as at 30 June – E9
Commonwealth Government Securities on Issue – E10
Net Lending of All Public Authorities – E11
Turnover of Selected Commonwealth Government Securities – E12.

The market for Commonwealth Government securities (CGS) has recently undergone several infrastructure changes. These changes have resulted in some amendments to statistics published by the Reserve Bank on the CGS market. The main reason why these tables have been discontinued is because the data have become increasingly unreliable over time or are available from alternative sources. A detailed explanation is available in Becker, Lees and Zurawski (2013) ‘Infrastructure Developments in the Market for Commonwealth Government Securities’, RBA Bulletin September.

Australian Government Budget – E1 (Monthly and Annual)

These tables have been discontinued because the data are available from the Department of Finance website in the release ‘Australian Government Monthly Financial Statements' http://www.finance.gov.au/

Australian Government Budget Deficit and Changes in Holdings of Debt – E2

This table is being discontinued because the data is either publically available from the Department of Finance and the AOFM, or because the Reserve Bank estimates based on Austraclear holdings have become increasingly unreliable over time. The Reserve Bank estimates were based on Table E3 which has been discontinued. See also Becker, Lees and Zurawski (2013) ‘Infrastructure Developments in the Market for Commonwealth Government Securities’, RBA Bulletin September.

18 September 2013

Indicative Mid-Rates of Commonwealth Government Securities –2013 to Current – F16

Indicative and executable yields in this table are sourced from Yieldbroker Pty Limited.

12 July 2013

Interest Rates and Yields – Money Market – Daily – F1

Data on the average transaction amount and range of weighted average rates at which banks transact in the domestic interbank market for overnight unsecured funds have been introduced to provide greater detail on the surveyed transactions underpinning the interbank rate reported in Table F1.

20 June 2013

Monetary Statistics (IMF Framework) – Central Bank Survey – Table D11
Monetary Statistics (IMF Framework) – Authorised Deposit-taking Institutions Survey – Table D12
Monetary Statistics (IMF Framework) – Consolidated Survey – Table D13

A number of series in Tables D11, D12 and D13 have been revised to more closely align with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) statistical guidelines. These revisions largely reflect changes in the treatment of some assets and liabilities and the reclassifications of some counterparties.

28 May 2013

Banks – Assets – Table B02
Banks – Liabilities – Table B03
Banks – Consolidated Group Off-Balance Sheet Business – Table B04
Banks – Consolidated Group Impaired Assets – Table B05
Banks – Consolidated Group Capital – Table B06
Building Societies – Selected Assets and Liabilities – Table B07
Credit Unions – Selected Assets and Liabilities – Table B08

Three tables – B02, B03, and B04 – have been merged and the merged table renamed ‘Banks – On-balance Sheet Assets, Liabilities and Off-balance Sheet Business – Table B02’. The same data series from the three original tables will continue to be published in the new B02 table, though their presentation is now different. There are now separate data sheets for banks’ on-balance sheet assets, on-balance sheet liabilities, and off-balance sheet business. Data for banks’ on-balance sheet assets and liabilities will continue to be published on a monthly basis, and data on banks' off-balance sheet business will continue to be published on a quarterly basis. The notes for this table have been expanded to include those previously included in B02, B03, and B04. There are also three separate sheets for series breaks that include those previously included in the separate tables.

Four tables have been discontinued – B05, B06, B07, and B08. From today, these data are published by the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) on its website. A new APRA publication, ‘Quarterly ADI Performance’, contains a range of data for authorised deposit-taking institutions (ADIs), including on-balance sheet assets and liabilities, capital adequacy, profitability, impaired facilities, and asset performance ratios. As the data series in the four discontinued RBA tables have an earlier start date compared to the APRA data, the discontinued RBA tables are now shown in ‘Historical Statistics’, together with links to the APRA website where its data are published.

An explanatory note outlines further details.

21 May 2013

Indicative Mid Rates of Commonwealth Government Securities –2009 to Current – F16

The dealer survey of 4.30 pm mid-rates of Treasury Bonds conducted by the RBA has been discontinued. From 20 May 2013, 4.30 pm mid-rates for Treasury Bonds will be sourced from Yieldbroker Pty Limited and will be based upon executable quotes. The 4.30 pm mid-rates of Capital Index Bonds will continue to be sourced from a survey of bond dealers conducted by the Bank.

Interest Rates and Yields – Money Market - Daily – F1

From 20 May 2013, the dealer survey of 4.30 pm Treasury Note closing yields conducted by the RBA has been discontinued.

2 May 2013

International Share Price Indices – F8

Singapore's ‘Straits Times’ index has been replaced with China's ‘Shanghai A’ index to better reflect the importance of Chinese financial markets to the region. For the Shanghai A index, 31 December 1992 = 100.

12 April 2013

Average Merchant Fees for Debit, Credit and Charge Cards – Table C3

Data on average merchant fees relating to eftpos debit card transactions have been introduced to broaden the scope of Table C3 (previously called ‘Merchant Fees for Credit and Charge Cards’).

Debit Card Statistics – Table C5

A number of data series in Table C5 have been consolidated. Previously, eftpos transactions were reported separately from MasterCard and Visa ‘scheme debit’ transactions. With the establishment of eftpos Payments Australia Limited (ePAL) to manage the eftpos system as a scheme, the eftpos and scheme debit purchase transaction data have been combined. Cash-out transactions using debit cards continue to be reported separately.

2 April 2013

RBA Index of Commodity Prices – Table G5

The RBA Index of Commodity Prices has been rebased so that the 2011/12 average is 100 (previously it was 2008/09). Changes have also been made to the construction of the RBA Index of Commodity Prices and data series have been added to Table G5 which measure movements in the spot prices and average export prices of bulk commodities. For further information on the changes to Table G5 see Robinson T and H Wang (2013), ‘Changes to the RBA Index of Commodity Prices: 2013’, RBA Bulletin, March, pp 23–28.

22 February 2013

Labour Costs – Table G6

The frequency of the average weekly earnings series presented in this table has changed from quarterly to biannual. A series break occurs at May 2012, with data from this point onwards now being published biannually.

31 January 2013

Foreign Exchange Turnover – Against Australian Dollars and Against All Currencies – Tables F9 – F10

From 2013, these statistical tables will be published on a quarterly basis, rather than monthly. The tables will now only present data on daily average foreign exchange turnover for the months of January, April, July and October. These changes reflect changes to the frequency with which the RBA collects data from survey respondents.

20 December 2012

International Banking Statistics – Banks and RFCs – Tables B11.1–B13.2.1

On 12 October 2012, the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) advised banks and Registered Financial Corporations (RFCs) that report International Banking Statistics to APRA that these data will now be non-confidential. This followed a consultation with these entities that ended on 31 July 2012. With these changes, the Reserve Bank of Australia will now publish these data fully in Statistical Tables B11.1–B13.2.1, without the restrictions that had previously been applied to avoid disclosing the confidential exposures of individual entities. The changes have been applied to the data retrospectively.

Further details about APRA's consultation on confidentiality of international exposures data are available on its website.

14 December 2012

Other Price Indicators – Table G4

The Melbourne Institute introduced a trimmed mean measure of consumers' inflation expectations in November 2012. The new trimmed mean measure excludes the highest 25 per cent and lowest 25 per cent of responses to the Melbourne Institute Survey of Consumer Inflationary Expectations. The new trimmed mean measure replaces the median measure of ‘Consumers’ inflation expectations' previously published in Table G4.

7 December 2012

Reserve Bank of Australia – Banknotes on Issue by Denomination – New Table A6

The data covers the value of all banknotes in circulation, by denomination. Coins are excluded. Prior to June 2008 data are to the last Wednesday in each month.

7 November 2012

Open Market Operations – Table A3

This statistical table has been split into three tables to cover three date ranges. The first table records Open Market Operations from 2003 to 2008, the second table covers 2009 to 2011 and the third table 2012 onwards. In the 2012 onwards table, we revised the ‘Outright Transaction Details’ worksheet to be consistent with details of transactions contracted under Open Market Operations that are now published to the Reuters and Bloomberg wire services.

‘Australian Government’ and ‘State & Territory Government Bonds’ have been combined into ‘Bonds with a Residual Maturity of Less than 18 Months’. The ‘Ticker’ has been replaced with the details of the Bond's Issuer, Coupon and Maturity Date.

‘State & Territory Government Discount Securities’ has been replaced with ‘Discount Securities’ and includes securities issued by the State & Territory Governments as well as the Commonwealth's Treasury Note issues, which were previously recorded under ‘Australian Government’. Details have also been added for the Issuer and Maturity Date of securities transacted.

5 November 2012

Producer Price Indicators – Table G3

In the September quarter 2012, the reference period for the Producer Price Indexes was changed to 2011–12. Index numbers are now set to 100.0 for the financial year 2011–12.

25 October 2012

Consumer Price Index – Table G2

In the September quarter 2012, the reference period for the CPI was changed from 1989–90 to 2011–12. Index numbers are now set to 100.0 for the financial year 2011–12. Period-to-period percentage changes may differ slightly to those previously published due to rounding and the re-referencing. These differences do not constitute a revision.

1 June 2012

Capital Market Yields and Spreads – Non-government Instruments – Table F3

Minor revisions have been made to the data prior to May 2012. To be included in the series, bonds now only require a rating by any one of the three major rating agencies. Previously, only bonds rated by S&P were included. Secondly, some bonds issued by Australian subsidiaries of international corporates have been reclassified and are now included in the data. There has been a small increase to the number of bonds included in the series, as a result of these revisions.

2 May 2012

Retail Deposit and Investment Rates – Table F4

The ‘building societies' transaction accounts’ and ‘credit unions' transaction accounts’ have been discontinued as a result of a number of the largest building societies and credit unions renaming as mutual banks. A new series, ‘mutual ADIs' transaction accounts’ has been added to the table, which captures transaction rates for deposit taking institutions with a mutual corporate structure.

15 March 2012

Zero-coupon Interest Rates – Analytical Series – 2009 to Current
Zero-coupon Interest Rates – Analytical Series – 1992 to 2008

These tables give estimated daily zero-coupon yield, forward and discount curves in quarter-year increments out to 10 years into the future. The yield and forward curves are continuously compounded. No attempt is made to adjust for any risk premia, for example term premia. For more information on the construction of these curves see Appendix A of ‘A Term Structure Decompomposition of the Australian Yield Curve’, RBA Research Dicussion Paper 2008–09 and Finlay, R and D Olivan (2012), ‘Extracting Information from Financial Market Instruments’, RBA Bulletin, March, pp 45–54.

Distribution of Household Balance Sheets – Table B22
Distribution of Household Gearing – Table B23
Distribution of Household Financial Assets – Table B24
Distribution of Household Non-Financial Assets – Table B25
Distribution of Household Debt – Table B26

These tables give distributional data on household balance sheets in 2002, 2006 and 2010. They are based on household level data contained in wave 10 of the Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) survey. For more information see Finlay, R (2012), ‘The Distribution of Household Wealth in Australia: Evidence from the 2010 HILDA Survey’, RBA Bulletin, March, pp 19–27.

5 January 2012

Share Market – Table F7

The ‘S&P/ASX 200 Banks’, ‘S&P/ASX 200 Industrials’ and ‘S&P/ASX 200 Resources’ series have been rebased to 5 July 2002 = 3215, the first date that all of these indices are published from. The base value is the value of the S&P/ASX 200 on that day and corrects an inconsistency in the bases that were previously used. Some minor changes to the notes have also been made.

15 December 2011

Daily Foreign Exchange Market Intervention Transactions – Table A5

Both the ‘Market’ and ‘Government and other counterparties’ measures of RBA Net Foreign Exchange Transactions have been replaced with a single new series of RBA Daily Foreign Exchange Market Intervention Transactions. Accordingly, the title of the table has also been changed from ‘Reserve Bank of Australia – Daily Net Foreign Exchange Transactions’ to ‘Reserve Bank of Australia – Daily Foreign Exchange Market Intervention Transactions’. The new series is a considerably more accurate record of the RBA's foreign exchange market interventions from 1989 onwards, although it should not be considered definitive. It has been created by applying a filter to the daily foreign exchange transactions series and utilising institutional knowledge to refine the results. These data will be updated annually following the release of the RBA Annual Report. For further information on the RBA's foreign exchange market intervention transactions, see Newman V, C Potter and M Wright (2011), ‘Foreign Exchange Market Intervention’, RBA Bulletin, December, pp 67–76.

31 October 2011

Bank Lending Classified by Sector – Table D5

The ‘Commercial lending – Non-financial sector’ series has been renamed to ‘Commercial lending – Business sector’. This series has also been made consistent with the construction of the RBA's measure of business credit; in addition to loans outstanding to businesses on the balance sheet of banks, it now includes selected debt securities held by banks and bills on issue.

27 October 2011

Measures of Consumer Price Inflation – Table G1
Consumer Price Index – Table G2

The Measures of Consumer Price Inflation and Consumer Price Index tables have been amended to incorporate changes associated with the introduction of the 16th series of the CPI in the September quarter CPI release. Measures of Consumer Price Inflation now includes the seasonally adjusted CPI published by the ABS. The names of expenditure groups in the Consumer Price Index table have been revised to reflect the 16th series terminology but series identifiers remain the same.

16 September 2011

Measures of Consumer Price Inflation – Table G1

The ‘Weighted median’ and ‘Trimmed mean’ under the heading ‘Other consumer price measures’ have been revised to reflect the revised seasonal factors as per the ABS information paper ‘Seasonal Adjustment of Consumer Price Indexes, 2011’. From the September quarter 2002, the ‘Weighted median’ and ‘Trimmed mean’ data are as released in the information paper. Data for the period prior to September 2002 are calculated by the RBA using seasonal factors provided by the ABS. Note that the results in the ABS information paper are preliminary and are subject to revision when the September quarter 2011 CPI data are released. ‘Weighted median’ and ‘Trimmed mean’ price measures to two decimal places will no longer be published in the table as these data are no longer available from the ABS.

8 April 2011

Measures of Consumer Price Inflation – Table G1

The ‘All groups excluding interest charges and the tax changes of 1999–2000’ series in the ‘Consumer Price Index – Analytical Series’ table has been added to statistical table G1 under the heading ‘Consumer price index’. These data will continue to be published in the ‘Consumer Price Index – Analytical Series’ table.

21 October 2010

International Banking Statistics

Commencing today, the Reserve Bank of Australia has implemented changes to the tables for International Banking Statistics (IBS). Statistical table Assets, Liabilities and Exposures – B11 will no longer be updated because the data are duplicated in statistical table Assets and Liabilities – Additional Locational Data (now numbered B11.1), and Exposures – Additional Consolidated Data (now numbered B11.2). The statistical tables for the IBS have also been renumbered to assist users with searching.

9 July 2010

Labour Force – Table G7

The ‘Aggregate hours worked’ data in this statistical table have been replaced with the labour force survey measure of total monthly hours worked. This series is now consistent with the other labour force survey data in the table. Previously ‘Aggregate hours worked’ data were sourced from the national accounts and referred to total hours worked on a quarterly basis and included hours worked by defence personnel.

The job vacancies series is now reported in the reference month of each survey rather than the end month of the quarter.

14 May 2010

Monetary Statistics (IMF Framework) – Central Bank Survey – Table D11
Monetary Statistics (IMF Framework) – Authorised Deposit-taking Institutions Survey – Table D12
Monetary Statistics (IMF Framework) – Consolidated Survey – Table D13

Three tables have been added to show the monetary statistics survey using the International Monetary Fund (IMF) statistical framework. The consolidated survey comprises data for two subsectors, namely the central bank and authorised deposit-taking institutions. The surveys are based on the accounting identity underlying the sectoral balance sheets and are in accordance with international standards contained in the IMF Monetary and Financial Statistics Manual 2000. The tables will be published on a monthly basis.

12 May 2010

Market Shares of Credit and Charge Card Schemes – Table C2

Changes have been introduced to Table C2 to exclude scheme debit transactions from the market share data. All new market share data will be calculated based on credit and charge card transactions only. Historical data from March 2008 have been revised to remove scheme debit transactions. Data on scheme debit transactions are available in Debit Card Statistics – Table C5. For further information on the changes to Table C2 see Exclusion of Scheme Debit Transactions from Table C2.

15 April 2010

Turnover of Selected Commonwealth Government Securities – Table E12

Data series have been added to this table which show the total Treasury bonds on issue since September 2006. These data were previously published as part of the weekly Turnover of Selected Government Securities press release, which the Reserve Bank will no longer publish.

14 April 2010

Open Market Operations –2009 to Current – Table A3

A series which shows for future dates the value of repurchase agreements scheduled to unwind has been added to the statistical table A3.

6 April 2010

US Dollar Exchange Rates and Gold Price – Table F12

The data in this statistical table have been adjusted to make them compatible with the data in statistical table F11. Previously, USD rates were the exchange rates prevailing at the New York close on the last trading day of each month. The new figures are calculated by crossing the USD/AUD rate with other AUD/currency rates prevailing at the 4.00 pm Sydney Fix on the last day of the month, as shown in statistical table F11. The full history in statistical table F12 has been revised.

23 March 2010

Treasury Note Tenders – 1989–2006 – Table E4
Treasury Bond Tenders – 1982–2006 – Table E5
Treasury Bond Tenders – Amount Allotted, by Years to Maturity – 1982–2006 – Table E5
Treasury Bond Switch Tenders –2008 – Table E6
Treasury Capital Indexed Bonds – 1985–2006 – Table E7

Tenders of Commonwealth Government Securities have been conducted by the Australian Office of Financial Management (AOFM) since October 2006. The Reserve Bank of Australia will no longer update these tables as the data are produced by the AOFM and available from their website. Data on tenders conducted by the Reserve Bank are contained in the historical data section of the website.

21 January 2010

The December 2009 edition of the Reserve Bank Bulletin (released on 17 December) was the last in a monthly format, which until that date included a set of Statistical Tables. From 2010 the Bulletin has been refocused as a quarterly publication of articles and speeches, with the first quarterly Bulletin published on 11 March 2010.

Commencing today the Reserve Bank of Australia has implemented a new data release policy. The historical data files that were previously updated monthly on the Bank's website on the day of release of the hard copy Bulletin (third Thursday each month) are now published on the website as Statistical Tables and updated as data become available (refer to Publication Schedule). Subsequent changes to the Statistical Tables (such as new tables and/or changes to series in the existing tables) will be notified in this document in descending chronological order.

Details of earlier changes to the former Bulletin Statistical Tables are available in Changes to Bulletin Tables – 2000 to 2009.

Set out below are details of changes to Statistical Tables implemented on 21 January.

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Reserve Bank of Australia – Liabilities and Assets – Monthly and Weekly – Table A1

Assets in Table A1 have been amended, with the series for the RBA's holdings of Australian Government securities replacing the previous series for holdings of Australian Government Treasury notes. Australian Government securities previously reported in the ‘Other’ series have been reclassified.

Reserve Bank of Australia – Open Market Operations – Table A3

This statistical table has been adjusted to become consistent with the daily Open Market Operations spreadsheet previously published on the RBA website. Details of repurchase agreements now appear on separate worksheets labelled as ‘Govt & Quasi-Govt Repo Details’ and ‘Private Securities Repo Details’. ‘RP weighted average term’ and ‘RP weighted average rate’ have been replaced with data relating to each term dealt and recorded on the additional worksheets. Details on outright securities transactions contracted under Open Market Operations have also been added. In addition, the statistical table has been split into two ranges of dates, the first recording open market operations from 2003 to 2008, and the second from 2009 onwards.

Reserve Bank of Australia – Daily Net Foreign Exchange Transactions – New Table A5

This table publishes the value of daily net foreign exchange transactions undertaken by the RBA. Updates to the table will be published annually with a one-year lag.

RBA transactions are divided into two types. Market transactions include transactions undertaken with authorised foreign exchange dealers in Australia or overseas. Transactions with Government and other counterparties include foreign exchange transactions with the Australian Government, outright transactions with other central banks and international financial institutions that are not intended to affect the exchange rate, and transactions with clients other than the Australian Government.

Managed Funds – Table B18

Table B18 now includes more detail on the sources of managed funds, specifically data on funds from ‘other domestic’ and ‘overseas’ sources. Data on the asset allocation of domestic managed fund institutions have also been added.

Household Finances – Selected Ratios – Table B21

The ‘Interest payments to disposable income – total’ and ‘Interest payments to disposable income – housing’ are now calculated by the Reserve Bank using average interest rates on outstanding housing and other personal debt. These were previously calculated using unpublished ABS data, which have been discontinued. Prior to 1993, the ABS series are used.

Monetary Aggregates – Table D3

Some minor changes to series titles have been introduced for consistency.

Australian Government Budget – Annual – Table E1

The table includes a new series ‘Latest Budget estimate’. This shows the latest Budget estimates for the current financial year. This series was previously only available in the hard copy version of the table published in the Bulletin, which has been discontinued.

Turnover of Selected Commonwealth Government Securities – New Table E12

These data, which were previously published on the RBA website for only the previous week, are now provided in a time series starting in September 1997.

Interest Rates and Yields – Money Market – Daily and Monthly – Table F1

A series for the cash rate target has been added to the table, as have 1-, 3– and 6-month Treasury Note yields. This table also replaces data previously updated daily on the RBA website in ‘Interest Rates and Yields: Money Market and Commonwealth Government Securities’, which was an extension to Occasional Paper No 10.

Capital Market Yields – Government Bonds – Daily and Monthly – Table F2

A series for 2-year Australian Government bonds yields has been added to the table. This table also replaces data previously updated daily on the RBA website in ‘Interest Rates and Yields: Money Market and Commonwealth Government Securities’, which was an extension to Occasional Paper No 10.

Retail Deposit and Investment Rates – Table F4

Table F4 now includes data on the average indicator rate offered by the five largest banks across all of their term deposits as well as the average indicator rate on their term deposit ‘specials’.

Foreign Exchange Turnover Against Australian Dollars – Table F9
Foreign Exchange Turnover Against All Currencies – Table F10

Tables F9 and F10 now contain turnover of an additional foreign exchange instrument – currency swaps. The series begins in March 2007, and is added to the total turnover series.

Exchange Rates – Daily and Monthly – Table F11

The format of Table F11 has been changed to facilitate an expansion of coverage to include all currencies in the TWI plus the SDR. It has been split in two, to cover 1969 to 2009, and 2010 onwards.

Real Exchange Rate Measures – New Table F15

The real exchange rate measures that were previously published in a separate spreadsheet on the Reserve Bank website will now be included in a new statistical table, F15, with details of their calculation shown in the accompanying Notes.

Indicative Mid Rates of Commonwealth Government Securities – Table F16

This table, which was already published on the RBA website, has been moved to the new Statistics page and split in two – 1992 to 2008, and 2009 to current – to facilitate downloading.

Measures of Consumer Price Inflation – Table G1

The RBA underlying measures shown to two decimal places have been added to this table.

Balance of Payments – Current Account – Monthly – Table H1
Balance of Payments – Current Account – Quarterly – Table H1

These tables have been renamed ‘Exports and Imports – Monthly’ and ‘Balance of Payments – Current Account’.

Exports and Imports of Goods and Services – Table H3

This table has been renamed ‘Balance of Payments – Exports and Imports’.

International Economic Statistics – Real Gross Domestic Product – Table I1
International Economic Statistics – Consumer Prices – Table I2
International Economic Statistics – Unemployment – Table I3

All series in these tables are now available in downloadable Excel format. The base year for data in Table I1 has been changed to 2000 = 100.