China’s exports plummeted by 8.3% in a recent report, fueling speculation of more easing from China. This is a continuation of a long-term trend from 2010.
Since Australia is dependent on exports to China (primarily of raw materials like iron ore), a downturn in China is going to be painful … for Australia.
Here is the Aussie dollar compared to the Chinese Yuan.
Just like in the USA, enter the Central Bank of Australia! with rate lowering, just like the US Federal Reserve.
Like the USA, Australian wage growth has slumped.
And Australia has a housing bubble, just like the USA … except that Australia’s housing bubble hasn’t exploded yet. Australian home prices are up 42% since Q1 2009.
Rising home prices and declining wage growth. A page straight out of the USA playbook.
In a global economy, both the US and Australia suffer when China contracts. Australia is starting to look more and more “Americanized” with low wage growth and an active Central Bank. Good luck with that, mates!
There is only one thing to do! Open a Castlemain XXXX and put the shrimp on the barbie.