Today the Australian trade of Balance report was published regarding the changes in the balance of goods and services during July 2011.
According to the recent report, the seasonally adjusted surplus in balance of goods and services slightly inclined by $9 million from a surplus of $1,817 million June 2011 to $1,826 million in July 2011.
The exports (seasonally adjusted) of goods and services slightly fell from $26,326 million in June to $26,102 million in July – a $224 million drop;
The imports (seasonally adjusted) of goods and services slightly declined as well from $24,508 million in June to $24,276 million in July– a $272 million decrease.
In regards to the changes in non-monetary gold: there was an increase in exports of non-monetary gold by $596 million (82%); while imports of non-monetary gold also grew by $153 million (39%). These findings suggest that the demand for gold grew during July so that part of the growth in gold price during that month was also due to a fundamental growth.
Despite the news of the growth in surplus of Australia’s trade balance, the AUD is sharply traded down mainly as the USD is traded up against major currencies. Gold price is also declining.
Current gold price, short term futures (October 2011 delivery) is traded at $1,840.80 per t oz. a $18.7 decrease or 1.01%, as of 08:23*.
Euros to USD is currently traded down at 1.3550 a 0.7839% decrease as of 08:33*.
USD to Canadian dollar exchange rate is traded up at 1.0009 a 0.4192% increase as of 08:33*.
AUD to USD exchange rate is traded down at 1.0305 a 1.5816% decrease as of 08:33*.
Current Nymex crude oil price, short term futures (October 2011 delivery) is traded down by 2.34%, at $85.20 per barrel as of 08:25*.
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