Exports in Australia

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Australia - Exports

Sequential GDP growth softened but beat market projections in the first quarter. Consumer spending slowed considerably due to a normalization of the pace of growth and the spread of the Omicron variant. Meanwhile, exports shrank at a sharper pace amid a less favorable external environment. Activity is seemingly expanding at a healthy pace in Q2. Consumer spending has likely continued to increase, supported by accumulated savings, as suggested by a tight labor market in April and May and retail sales growth in April. That said, plunging consumer sentiment throughout the quarter calls for caution. Moreover, falling business confidence in April and May indicates cooling business investment. Meanwhile, in a bid to address the country’s power crisis and avoid potential blackouts, authorities recently assumed emergency powers to block coal exports.

Australia - Exports Data

2015   2016   2017   2018   2019  
Exports (USD billion)188  192  231  258  271  

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