Please note that due to changes in bank reporting requirements that came into effect in March 2002, a series break is evident between the two publications. Different items are contained within each publication and the definitions of these items have also changed. In particular:
the Monthly Banking Statistics contains only resident data while the Australian Banking Statistics contained both resident and non-resident data.
the Monthly Banking Statistics includes the Australian dollar equivalent of foreign currency transaction in the data, while the Australian Banking Statistics excluded foreign currency data.
the Monthly Banking Statistics discloses intra-group deposits and loans as separate items, while the Australian Banking Statistics included intra-group deposit and loan data in totals.
Data prior to January 1990 were published in the Commonwealth of Australia Gazette. Enquiries should be addressed to the Australian Bureau of Statistics.
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