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APRA releases superannuation statistics for December 2019

Tuesday 25 February 2020

The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) has released its Quarterly Superannuation Performance publication and the Quarterly MySuper Statistics report for the December 2019 quarter.

Key statistics for the superannuation industry as at 31 December 2019:

 

December 2018

December 2019

Change

Total superannuation assets

$2,611.8 billion

$2,951.5 billion

+13.0%

Total APRA-regulated assets

$1,736.4 billion

$2,004.7 billion

+15.5%

                  Of which: total assets in MySuper products

$670.8 billion

$802.1 billion

+19.6%

Total self-managed super fund assets

$686.2 billion

$739.7 billion

+7.8%

Exempt public sector superannuation schemes assets

$137.1 billion

$152.4 billion

+11.2%

Balance of life office statutory fund assets

$52.1 billion

$54.7 billion

+5.0%

Over the December 2019 quarter, there was an increase of 1.0 per cent in total superannuation assets, comprising an increase of 1.8 per cent in APRA-regulated assets and an increase of 1.0 per cent in exempt public sector superannuation schemes assets, offset by a decrease of 0.1 per cent in self-managed super fund assets. Total benefit payments included amounts transferred to the Australian Tax Office as inactive low balance accounts.

Key statistics for entities with more than four members for the year ended 31 December 2019:

 

December 2018

December 2019

Change

Total contributions

$112.3 billion

$119.1 billion

+6.1%

Total benefit payments

$73.6 billion

$83.0 billion

+12.9%

Net contribution flows

$36.8 billion

$40.0 billion

+8.8%

Copies of the publications are available on APRA’s website at: Quarterly superannuation statistics.


 

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 approximately $6 trillion in assets for Australian depositors, policyholders and superannuation fund members.         
 

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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.