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APRA releases superannuation statistics for March 2019

Monday 27 May 2019


The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) today released its Quarterly Superannuation Performance publication and the Quarterly MySuper Statistics report for the March 2019 quarter.
Key statistics for the superannuation industry as at 31 March 2019: 
  March 2018 March 2019 Change
Total superannuation assets $2,607.8 billion $2,782.6 billion +6.7%
Total APRA-regulated assets $1,701.7 billion $1,836.2 billion +7.9%
       Of which: total assets in MySuper            products $643.5 billion $713.3 billion +10.8%
Total self-managed super fund assets $714.7 billion $746.6 billion +4.5%
Exempt public sector superannuation schemes assets $138.8 billion $144.0 billion +3.7%
Balance of life office statutory fund assets $52.7 billion $55.7 billion +3.7%
Over the March 2019 quarter, there was an increase of 5.3 per cent in total superannuation assets, comprising an increase of 5.7 per cent in APRA-regulated assets, an increase of 4.2 per cent in self-managed super fund assets, an increase of 5.0 per cent in exempt public sector superannuation schemes assets and an increase of 7.1 per cent in balance of life office statutory fund assets.
Key statistics for entities with more than four members for the year ended 31 March 2019:
  March 2018 March 2019 Change
Total contributions $116.3 billion $113.2 billion -2.7%
Total benefit payments $73.1 billion $75.1 billion  +2.7%
Net contribution flows  $39.4 billion  $35.4 billion -10.2%
The Quarterly MySuper Statistics report now includes the annualised net returns for the one, three, and five year periods. Further details can be found under the ‘Explanatory notes’ section of the Quarterly MySuper Statistics report.
Copies of the publications are available on the APRA website.

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