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APRA releases superannuation statistics for March 2020

Tuesday 26 May 2020

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

Key statistics for the superannuation industry as at 31 March 2020: 


March 2019

March 2020 


Total superannuation assets

$2,738.8 billion 

$2,731.4 billion 


Total APRA-regulated assets

$1,836.1 billion 

$1,856.6 billion 


                Of which: total assets in MySuper products

$713.0 billion 

$709.9 billion 


Total self-managed super fund assets

$704.2 billion 

$675.6 billion


Exempt public sector superannuation schemes assets

$144.0 billion 

$142.5 billion 


Balance of life office statutory fund assets

$54.4 billion 

$56.6 billion 


Over the March 2020 quarter, there was a decrease of 7.7 per cent in total superannuation assets, comprising a decrease of 7.4 per cent in APRA-regulated assets, a decrease of 6.5 per cent in exempt public sector superannuation schemes assets, and a decrease of 9.4 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 March 2020:


March 2019

March 2020


Total contributions

$113.2 billion 

$121.1 billion 


Total benefit payments

$75.0 billion 

$85.8 billion 


Net contribution flows

$35.6 billion

$45.4 billion 


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



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The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) is the prudential regulator of the financial services industry. It oversees banks, mutuals, general insurance and reinsurance companies, life insurance, private health insurers, friendly societies, and most members of the superannuation industry. APRA currently supervises institutions holding around $9 trillion in assets for Australian depositors, policyholders and superannuation fund members.