Australian Bureau of Statistics — News Archive


Aussie Falls After RBA Statement & Home Loans Data, Bounces Later

The Australian currency behaved basically similarly to its New Zealand counterpart today, falling during the Asian session after the release of macroeconomic data from China but rebounding by now. The currency also fell following the release of the Monetary Policy Statement by the Reserve Bank of Australia and the home loans report.

Australian Dollar Continues Move up, Shrugging off Negative Data

The Australian dollar managed to maintain yesterday’s gains and even accelerated its move to the upside today even though macroeconomic reports released in Australia during the current trading session were rather disappointing.

Australian Dollar Falls Against US Peer on Weak Retail Data

The Australian dollar declined against its US counterpart on Thursday after a fresh report that showed that Australian retail sales fell behind expectations for the second month in a row. The Australian dollar also dropped against other major peers as expectations for higher interest rates decreased following today’s data.

Drop of Aussie After RBA Minutes Doesn’t Last Long

The Australian dollar fell today after the Reserve Bank of Australia released minutes of its latest policy meeting. The fall was very brief, though, and the Aussie has recovered against its major rivals by now. Positive housing data likely helped the currency to some degree.

Australian Dollar Rallies Against US Dollar on Strong Employment Data

The Australian dollar today rallied higher against the US dollar to lift the AUD/USD currency pair to new heights after the release of positive employment data for March.  The Australian dollar’s rally lasted throughout the European session and only abated after the opening of the American session as the US dollar rallied higher.

Australian Dollar Gains, Lifted by Positive Data

The Australian dollar gained today, reaching new multi-year highs against a number of currencies, as economic reports released from Australia during the current trading session were relatively good.

Australian Dollar Hurt by Lackluster Motor Vehicle Sales

The Australian dollar was neutral-to-lower today as nation’s macroeconomic data was lackluster, making the currency unable to profit from the strong performance of the commodity market.

AUD Drops to Lowest Since 2010 vs. USD

The Australian dollar fell today, reaching the lowest rate since July 2010 against its US counterpart. The currency dropped as Australia’s economic growth slowed, missing analysts’ projections.

Australia’s Employment Shows Huge Growth, AUD Surges

The Australian dollar jumped today as employment in Australia demonstrated surprisingly huge growth that was about seven times above forecasts, causing speculation that the nation’s central bank will refrain from an interest rate cut.

Aussie Down Ahead of Employment Report

The Australian dollar edged down today as the pessimistic outlook for tomorrow’s employment report outweighed the positive fundamental reports today.