Aussie GDP comes in as a miss of 0.2% Y/Y and a miss of 0.1% Q/Q (Aussie lower)


Australia’s Q4 national accounts data has arrived.

  • After mostly softer partial data Mon-Tue, the Bloomberg median forecast had slipped from 0.5% QTR to 0.3%.
  • Markets were expecting 2.5% for the year (Q4) vs 2.8% prior and 0.3% vs 0.3% prior for Q/Q (Q4). 
  • RBA's Lowe said earlier to expect the data to be significantly below trend.

The outcome arrived as follows: 

  • 2.3% for the year (Q4)
  • 0.2% for Q/Q (Q4)

About Gross Domestic Product

The Gross Domestic Product released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics is a measure of the total value of all goods and services produced by Australia. The GDP is considered as a broad measure of economic activity and health. A rising trend has a positive effect on the AUD, while a falling trend is seen as negative (or bearish) for the AUD.

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