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Foreign exchange rates and the impact on Australian coal and iron ore exports


Foreign exchange rates and the impact on Australian coal and iron ore exports

Report summary

In this insight we investigate the impact of further AUD:USD depreciation and what exchange rate would allow 95% of Australian coal producers to have positive margins all else being equal. We calculated that at a AUD:USD exchange rate of 0.83, 96% of Australian iron ore exporters are expected make positive margins, whereas only 80% of Australian coal exporters achieve the same. 

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  • Executive summary
  • Recent exchange rate movements
  • Australian iron ore exports: unfazed by currency movements
  • Coal exports to benefit from a depreciating Australian dollar

In this report there are 4 tables or charts, including:

  • Executive summary
  • Recent exchange rate movements
    • AUD:USD recent exchange rate
  • Australian iron ore exports: unfazed by currency movements
    • 2015 Australian iron ore export margin curve at 0.83 AUD:USD exchange rate
  • Coal exports to benefit from a depreciating Australian dollar
    • 2015 Australian coal margin export curve at 0.83 AUD:USD exchange rate
    • Australian coal exports at 0.72 AUD:USD exchange rate
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