Financial Aggregates August 2019

Release date: 30 September 2019

The table below presents a summary of the latest financial aggregates statistics.

Financial Aggregates
Percentage change
Monthly Year-ended
July 2019 August 2019 August 2018 August 2019
Total credit 0.2 0.2   4.5 2.9
– Housing 0.3 0.2   5.4 3.1
– Personal −0.2 −0.2   −1.4 −3.4
– Business 0.2 0.2   3.8 3.4
Broad money 0.4 0.1   2.5 3.6

Sources: ABS; APRA; RBA

All growth rates for the financial aggregates are seasonally adjusted, and adjusted for the effects of breaks in the series as recorded in the notes to the tables listed below. Data for the levels of financial aggregates are not adjusted for series breaks, and growth rates should not be calculated from data on the levels of credit. Historical levels and growth rates for the financial aggregates have been revised owing to the resubmission of data by some financial intermediaries, the re-estimation of seasonal factors and the incorporation of securitisation data. The RBA credit aggregates measure credit provided by financial institutions operating domestically. They do not capture cross-border or non-intermediated lending.

Since the July 2019 release, the financial aggregates have incorporated an improved conceptual framework and a new data collection. This is referred to as the Economic and Financial Statistics (EFS) collection. For more information, see Updates to Australia’s Financial Aggregates and the July 2019 Financial Aggregates.

Owing to the EFS collection, ‘Net switching of housing loan purpose – from investor to owner-occupied within the same lender’ will now be published with a one-month delay.