Research Discussion Paper – RDP 09 Equations for Australian Exports


The aim of this paper is to develop equations to explain quarterly movements in Australian merchandise exports. Merchandise exports are grouped into two categories, farm and non-farm and an equation is developed and estimated for each category. The argument for disaggregating in this way is given in section 2.

The plan of the paper is as follows. The theoretical framework is explained in section 2. The definitions of the variables and the sources of the data are given in section 3 and the empirical results are presented and discussed in section 4.