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Australia's iron ore export is forecast at record high
According to the recent report by the Australian Department of Industry, the country is forecast to earn around 136 billion Australian dollars from the ore exports this year. If it happens, it will mark a new record for the ore-producing continent.
It’s not a secret that Australia is the largest iron ore producer in the world. Driven by the stabilization of the demand from the largest iron ore producers – China and India, the production levels have increased. Post-shutdown euphoria adds fuel to the prices of iron ore as well. Now, the government expects the export volumes to grow to 1.1 billion tonnes by 2025-2026 due to new mines opening in Western Australia.
The optimistic forecasts improve the long-term outlook for Australia, as they signal a rapid recovery from the pandemic. This factor may add bullish momentum to the Australian dollar, which is currently trading above the weekly support of 0.76. The strength of the USD pulled AUD/USD lower from the long-term trendline. However, the situation can change. If bulls try to take over the market once again, they will push the currency pair to 0.7830.
The last week was so eventful for traders: FOMC Meeting, Bank of England’s rate decision, the OPEC+ meeting, and also NFP. This week is going to be interesting as well! Let’s see what you should focus on.
Australia will release employment change and an unemployment rate on Thursday, November 11, at 02:30 MT (GMT+2).
The US Bureau of Labor Statistics will announce average hourly earnings, nonfarm employment change (NFP), and the unemployment rate on July 8, at 15:30 MT time.
The Federal Open Market Committee, a committee within the Federal Reserve, will reveal a detailed record of the central bank’s last meeting on July 6 at 21:00 MT.
The Reserve Bank of Australia will announce its cash rate and make a statement about future rate policy on Tuesday, July 5, at 07:30 MT.