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.
China April exports suddenly dive, although imports rebound
In April, China's exports suddenly headed south, although imports shocked with their first rally for five months, providing rather a mixed picture of the Chinese economy because the US government ramped up pressure on China with threats of more punishing levies.
The latest trade data that would normally be pored over for prompts on how the world's number two economy is getting on, has been overshadowed by fears that the US-China trade conflict is escalating, rather than approaching a resolution as many market participants had hoped for.
High-level Chinese as well as American negotiators are going to meet in the US capital in the next two days, as the Chinese cabinet is eager to dodge a steep rally in levies on its goods ordered by US leader to come into effect from Friday.
Market participants have been expecting China's April trade data to contribute to indications that the Chinese economy is starting to stabilize, thus soothing fears about decelerating global surge.
However, Chinese exports headed south by 2.7% from 2018, as customs data revealed on Wednesday.
According to ANZ estimate, over 80% of the headline tumble occurred because of a steep tumble in shipments to America, while its high-tech exports were still suppressed by sluggish global demand for smartphones as well as other electronic gadgets.
Market experts had hoped surge would decrease to 2.3% following March's surprising 14.2% rally that some experts suspected was driven by seasonal factors as well as temporary business distortions having to do with a cut in the value-added tax effective on April 1.
Nevertheless, imports managed to beat expectations, soaring by 4% year-on-year, surpassing experts’ estimates for a 3.6% decrease as well as March's 7.6% tumble.
The US dollar is heading for the best week in three. The market sentiment is mixed as optimism about the global economic recovery was outshined by increasing tensions between the West and China.
Rising yields, potential US tax hikes, and inflation fears worry investors. As a result, the market sentiment is risk-off. Stocks are falling, while the USD and the JPY are edging higher.
US retail sales will be out on Thursday, April 15, at 15:30 MT. It is a significant release for traders as it will impact the US dollar.
As the earnings season kicks in, JPMorgan is the first to impress us with the better-than-expected data!
The Reserve Bank of New Zealand will hold a meeting on Wednesday, April 14, at 05:00 MT.