Commentary: December quarter 2017 PPSR quarterly statistics

Read more about searches and registrations on the Personal Property Securities Register (PPSR) in the December quarter 2017.

Monthly transactions statistics

We publish statistics on PPSR transactions (searches and registrations) by month from the December quarter 2017. We have updated the time series spreadsheets to include this monthly breakdown, and revised previous data. For further information, please read the Guide to the PPSR statistics.

Searches on the PPSR

Number of searches on the PPSR by quarter

There were 2,181,068 searches conducted on the PPSR in the December quarter 2017. This represents a year-on-year increase of 98,501 searches (or 4.7%) compared to the December quarter 2016, when there were 2,082,567 searches on the PPSR.

The number of searches conducted on the PPSR in the December quarter 2017 fell 2.6% compared to the September quarter 2017.

Searches on the PPSR by type December quarter 2017

The most common type of search in the December quarter 2017 was by serial number. In the December quarter 2017, 52.7% of searches on the PPSR were by serial number. In percentage terms, the profile of searches by type remains very similar to that in the September quarter 2017.

Registrations on the PPSR

New registrations on the PPSR

There were 520,521 registrations created on the PPSR in the December quarter 2017. The number of registrations created in the December quarter 2017 fell 0.9% compared to the December quarter 2016, when there were 525,337 registrations created. The number of registrations created in the December quarter 2017 rose 1.4% compared to the September quarter 2017.

New registrations on the PPSR

Current PPSR registrations by collateral class at 31 December 2017

At 31 December 2017, there were 9,732,384 current registrations on the PPSR.

Motor vehicle is the most common type of collateral class of registrations on the PPSR. At 31 December 2017, there were 4,755,284 current registrations on the PPSR with a motor vehicle collateral class. This was 48.9% of total current registrations. This proportion is down in year-on-year terms from 49.5% at 31 December 2016, and did not change from 48.9% at 30 September 2017.

Transactions on the PPSR to create, amend or discharge registrations

During the December quarter 2017 there were:

  • 520,521 registrations created
  • 468,845 registrations amended
  • 353,939 registrations discharged or removed from the PPSR.

Activity regarding PPSR registrations by quarter