Research Discussion Paper – RDP 17 Equations for Exports of Goods


The purpose of this paper is to explain quarterly movements in exports of goods from Australia. Equations are estimated for three categories of Australian exports: farm exports, mineral and metal exports, and manufactured exports. The first section of the paper will deal with the theoretical framework, the second with the notation, the third with the empirical results, and the fourth will contain further tests and a discussion of the implications. A data appendix, including sources, is added.