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APRA releases superannuation statistics for December 2017

Tuesday 27 February 2018



The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) today released its Quarterly Superannuation Performance publication and the Quarterly MySuper Statistics report for the December quarter 2017.

Key statistics for the superannuation industry as at 31 December 2017:


December 2016 December 2017 Change
Total superannuation assets $2,374.9 billion $2,614.5 billion +10.1%
Total APRA-regulated assets $1,527.7 billion $1,698.6 billion +11.2%
Of which: total assets in MySuper products $533.7 billion $635.2 billion +19.0%
Total self-managed super fund assets $670.6 billion $721.0 billion +7.5%
Exempt public sector superannuation schemes assets $126.1 billion $138.5 billion +9.8%
Balance of life office statutory fund assets $50.5 billion $56.5 billion +11.9%

Key statistics for entities with more than four members for the year ended 31 December 2017:

  December 2016 December 2017 Change
Total contributions $103.7 billion $116.6 billion +12.4%
Total benefit payments $67.1 billion $74.2 billion +10.6%
Net contribution flows $30.9 billion $37.3 billion +20.7%

Refer to the Quarterly Superannuation Performance and Quarterly MySuper Statistics publications.


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The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) is the prudential regulator of the financial services industry. It oversees banks, credit unions, building societies, general insurance and reinsurance companies, life insurance, private health insurers, friendly societies, and most members of the superannuation industry. APRA currently supervises institutions holding $6.5 trillion in assets for Australian depositors, policyholders and superannuation fund members.