Statement on Monetary Policy – May 2011 List of tables

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  • Table A1: Weight of Commodities in the CPI
Table 1.1: Commodity Price Growth
Per cent, SDR terms
Change since previous Statement Change over the past year
Oil(a) 19 30
– US$ terms 22 39
Base metals    
– Aluminum 8 22
– Copper −9 24
– Lead −7 16
– Nickel −5 3
– Zinc −12 −2
Gold 10 20
Rural    
– Beef −6 10
– Cotton −16 79
– Sugar −34 31
– Wheat −9 61
– Wool 9 62
Bulk commodities(b)    
– Iron ore 14 33
– Coking coal 39 47
– Thermal coal 14 26

(a) Average of WTI and Tapis crude oil prices
(b) Average Australian monthly export prices, RBA estimates for recent months

Sources: Bloomberg; RBA

Table 2.1: Policy Rates
Current level
Per cent
Most recent
change
Cumulative increase
Basis points
Euro area 1.25 Apr 11 25
Japan 0.05 Oct 10
United States 0.125 Dec 08
Brazil 12.00 Apr 11 325
Canada 1.00 Sep 10 75
China 6.31 Apr 11 100
India 7.25 May 11 250
Indonesia 6.75 Feb 11 25
Israel 3.00 Mar 11 250
Malaysia 2.75 Jul 10 75
Mexico 4.50 Jul 09
New Zealand 2.50 Mar 11
Norway 2.00 May 10 75
Russia 8.25 Apr 11 50
South Africa 5.50 Nov 10
South Korea 3.00 Mar 11 100
Sweden 1.75 Apr 11 150
Switzerland 0.25 Mar 09
Taiwan 1.75 Apr 11 50
Thailand 2.75 Apr 11 150
United Kingdom 0.50 Mar 09
Source: central banks
Table 2.2: Changes in International Share Prices
Per cent
Past year Since previous
Statement
United States
– Dow Jones 16 6
– S&P 500 15 3
– NASDAQ 17 3
Euro area
– STOXX 11 −1
United Kingdom
– FTSE 11 0
Japan
– Nikkei −10 −4
Canada
– TSE 300 13 −1
Australia
– ASX 200 0 −1
China
– China A 1 2
MSCI Indices
– Emerging Asia 14 2
– Latin America 3 −5
– Emerging Europe 19 1
– World 9 0
Source: Bloomberg
Table 2.3: Changes in the US Dollar against Selected Currencies
Per cent
Past year Since previous
Statement
Japanese yen −15 −1
Chinese renminbi −5 −1
New Taiwan dollar −9 −2
UK pound sterling −8 −2
Malaysian ringgit −7 −2
New Zealand dollar −9 −2
South Korean won −5 −2
Indian rupee 0 −2
Thai baht −7 −3
Philippine peso −5 −3
Canadian dollar −6 −3
Brazilian real −8 −3
Mexican peso −7 −3
Singapore dollar −11 −3
Swedish krona −18 −5
Indonesian rupiah −5 −5
Australian dollar −15 −6
South African rand −12 −7
European euro −12 −7
Swiss franc −22 −8
Majors TWI −11 −5
Broad TWI −8 −3
Sources: Bloomberg; Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
2.4: Foreign Exchange Reserves
As at end March 2011
Three-month-ended change Level
US$ billion Per cent US$ billion
China 197 7 3,045
Japan 6 1 1,041
Russia 21 5 454
Taiwan 11 3 393
Brazil(a) 28 10 309
South Korea 7 2 294
Thailand 9 5 174
South Africa 5 15 41
Chile(a) 4 13 30

(a) RBA estimates of official reserve assets excluding gold

Sources: Bloomberg; CEIC; RBA

Table 2.5: Australian Dollar against Selected TWI Currencies
Per cent
Change over
past year
Change since previous Statement Deviation from post-float average
US dollar 19 6 47
Japanese yen 2 5 −8
Chinese renminbi 13 5 48
UK pound sterling 9 4 45
Malaysian ringgit 9 4 42
New Zealand dollar 8 4 10
South Korean won 12 4 66
Indian rupee 17 4 76
Thai baht 10 4 36
Canadian dollar 10 3 10
Singapore dollar 5 3 6
Indonesian rupiah 9 1 138
South African rand 4 −1 58
European euro 3 −1 9
Swiss franc −9 −3 −13
TWI 9 4 31
Sources: Bloomberg; Thomson Reuters; W/M Reuters
Table 3.1: Demand and Output Growth
Per cent
December
quarter 2010
Year to December
quarter 2010
Domestic final demand 0.3 2.7
– Private demand 0.2 1.6
– Public demand 0.7 6.0
Change in inventories(a) 0.8 0.4
GNE 1.1 3.1
Net exports(a) 0.0 −0.7
GDP 0.7 2.7
Nominal GDP 1.2 8.8

(a) Contribution to GDP growth

Source: ABS

Table 3.2: National Housing Price Growth
Per cent
3 months to
December 2010
3 months to
March 2011
Year to
March 2011
Capital cities
ABS(a)(b) 0.8 −1.7 −0.2
APM −0.8 −0.2 −0.6
RP Data-Rismark 0.3 −2.1 −0.6
Regional areas
APM(b) −1.0 −1.8 −3.1
RP Data-Rismark(a) 0.4 −1.8 −0.5

(a) Detached houses only
(b) Quarter-on-quarter growth rate

Sources: ABS; APM; RBA; RP Data-Rismark

Table 4.1: Intermediaries' Lending Rates(a)
Per cent
Change Since:
Level at
end April 2011
February
Statement
End
April 2010
Cash rate 4.75 0.00 0.50
Housing loans(b) 7.09 −0.06 0.59
Personal loans 12.89 −0.01 0.65
Small business
Residentially secured
– Term loans 8.99 0.00 0.65
– Overdraft 9.86 0.00 0.65
Average actual rate 8.82 0.00 0.48
Large business
Average actual rate (variable and bill funding) 6.97 −0.10 0.63

(a) Variable interest rates unless otherwise indicated
(b) Average of the major banks' discounted package rates on $250,000 full-doc loans

Sources: ABS; APRA; Canstar Cannex; Perpetual; RBA

Table 4.2: Financial Aggregates
Percentage change
Average monthly growth Year to
March 2011
December quarter 2010 March quarter 2010
Total credit 0.2 0.5 3.6
– Owner-occupier housing 0.6 0.5 6.5
– Investor housing 0.5 0.4 6.7
– Personal 0.0 0.3 1.0
– Business −0.4 0.6 −0.6
Broad money 0.7 0.6 7.6
Source: RBA
Table 5.1: Measures of Consumer Price Inflation
Per cent
Quarterly Year-ended
December
quarter 2010
March
quarter 2011
December
quarter 2010
March
quarter 2011
CPI 0.4 1.6   2.7 3.3
– Tradables 0.3 1.8   1.6 3.3
– Tradables
(excl food, fuel and tobacco)
−1.2 −0.6   −2.0 −1.6
– Non-tradables
(excl deposit & loan facilities)
0.6 1.1   3.5 3.3
Selected underlying measures
Trimmed mean 0.3 0.9   2.2 2.3
Weighted median 0.5 0.8   2.2 2.2
CPI excl volatile items(a) and deposit & loan facilities 0.1 0.7   2.5 2.6

(a) Volatile items are fruit, vegetables and automotive fuel

Sources: ABS; RBA

Table 5.2: Median Inflation Expectations
Per cent
Year to December 2011 Year to December 2012
November
2010
February
2011
May
2011
February
2011
May
2011
Market economists(a) 3.2 3.3 3.3   3.1 3.1
Union officials(b) 3.0 3.2 3.3   3.2 3.1
(a) RBA survey
(b) Workplace Research Centre
Table 6.1: Output Growth and Inflation Forecasts(a)
Per cent
Year-ended
Dec
2010
June
2011
Dec
2011
June
2012
Dec
2012
June
2013
Dec
2013
GDP growth 2.7
Non-farm GDP growth 2.1 4
CPI inflation 2.7 3 3
Underlying inflation 3 3 3 3
Year-average
2010 2010/11 2011 2011/12 2012 2012/13 2013
GDP growth 2.7

(a) Technical assumptions include A$ at US$1.07, TWI at 78 and Tapis crude oil price at US$126 per barrel

Sources: ABS; RBA

Table A1: Weight of Commodities in the CPI(a)
Per cent
Food(b) Household energy Vehicle fuel
Australia 12 3 4
China(c) 31 ½
India 45 na
Japan 19½
East Asia (excl China and Japan)(c) 19
Euro area 15½
United Kingdom 12
United States 8 4

(a) Effective weights for 2011 or nearest available year
(b) Food and non-alcoholic beverages; excludes food consumed away from the home in all economies except China
(c) Estimates

Sources: ABS; CEIC; Eurostat; Office for National Statistics; RBA; US Bureau of Labor Statistics