Australia Net exports -0.6% of GDP (vs. expected -1.2%, prior -0.1%)

Author: Eamonn Sheridan | Category: News

Australia Inventories for Q1, +2.1%

  • expected 0.2% q/q, prior 0.0%
  • this is a positive input to the Q1 GDP data due tomorrow
and Company Operating Profit also, for Q1, -0.3% q/q 
  •  expected 3.4% q/q, prior -6.6%
BoP current account balance for Q1 , AUD 18.3bn , mining exports strong giving an above expected surplus 
  • expected AUD 17.7bn, prior AUD 14.5bn
and Net exports as a % of GDP, -0.6%
  • expected -1.2%, prior -0.1%

  • an input into GDP data due tomorrow, not as negative as expected

Also to be input into Wednesday's GDP (for Q1) is government investment, which will add 0.2% point. Government consumption will be -0.1%.

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