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RESERVE BANK OF AUSTRALIA

Financial Aggregates

August 2013

Release date: 30 September 2013

Total credit provided to the private sector by financial intermediaries grew by 0.3 per cent over August 2013 after increasing by 0.4 per cent over July. Over the year to August, total credit rose by 3.4 per cent.

Housing credit increased by 0.4 per cent over August following an increase of 0.4 per cent over July. Over the year to August, housing credit rose by 4.7 per cent.

Other personal credit increased by 0.2 per cent over August after being unchanged over July. Over the year to August, other personal credit increased by 0.9 per cent.

Business credit rose by 0.2 per cent over August after increasing by 0.4 per cent over July. Over the year to August, business credit rose by 1.4 per cent.

Over the month of August, M3 declined by 0.4 per cent and broad money declined by 0.3 per cent. Over the year to August, broad money grew by 4.9 per cent.

All growth rates for the financial aggregates are seasonally adjusted, and adjusted for the effects of breaks in the series as recorded in the footnotes to tables. Figures showing the levels of financial aggregates are not adjusted for series breaks. 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.