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Australia: Trade surplus consolidates - Westpac

Andrew Hanlan, analyst at Westpac, explains that Australia’s trade surplus consolidated in November as it printed $1.9bn following a $2.0bn outcome for October (revised lower from $2.3bn).

Key Quotes

“The November result fell a little below expectations, (market median $2.2bn and Westpac $2.1bn), largely due to the lower starting point for October.”

“Imports and exports both advanced in November.”

“Imports rose by 1.7%, while export earnings increased by 1.4%.”

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