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APRA releases quarterly superannuation statistics for June 2020

The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) has released its Quarterly Superannuation Performance publication and the Quarterly MySuper Statistics report for the June 2020 quarter.

Key statistics for the superannuation industry as at 30 June 2020: 


June 2019

June 2020


Total superannuation assets

$2,880.7 billion

$2,864.1 billion


Total APRA-regulated assets

$1,925.4 billion

$1,921.8 billion


Of which: total assets in MySuper products

$756.5 billion

$731.3 billion


Total self-managed super fund assets

$749.1 billion

$733.1 billion


Exempt public sector superannuation schemes assets

$148.4 billion

$146.5 billion


Balance of life office statutory fund assets

$57.8 billion

$62.8 billion


Over the 12 months to June 2020 there was a 0.6 per cent decrease in the value of total superannuation assets. The annual increase in the balance of life office statutory fund assets reflects internal restructuring by some entities.

Quarterly benefit payments were $37.4 billion, significantly higher than the March 2020 quarter ($21.1 billion) and the June 2019 quarter ($20.5 billion) due to payments made under the Early Release Scheme which came into effect on 20 April 2020. Amounts transferred to the Australian Tax Office as inactive low balance accounts are also counted in the June 2020 benefit payments figure. Benefit payments for the year to June 2020 were 31.2 per cent higher than to June 2019. 

Key statistics for entities with more than four members for the year ended 30 June 2020:


June 2019

June 2020


Total contributions

$114.7 billion

$120.6 billion


Total benefit payments

$76.5 billion

$100.4 billion


Net contribution flows

$38.0 billion

$23.5 billion


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


For more information

Email or mail to

Manager, External Data Reporting
Australian Prudential Regulation Authority
GPO Box 9836, Sydney NSW 2001

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