Webber, Anthony G., Australian commodity export pass-through and feedback causality from the exchange rate to Commodity prices, Department of Economics, University of Wollongong, Working Paper 96-6, 1996, 25.
Commodity export pass-through is examined for Australia in an attempt to determine whether Australia is a pricetaker in its commodity export trade. This is undertaken for seven categories of Australia's main commodity good exports. We also determine if there is feedback causality from particular world commodity prices back to the exchange rate as is often hypothesised for commodity good intensive exporting countries. It is found that Australian commodity good export pass-through is complete for the goods which are relatively less important in its export trade but is incomplete (although high) for the goods which are most important in its export trade. There is significant feedback causality to the exchange rate from the world price of coal and wheat, two of Australia's most important commodity good exports over the 1980s and early 1990s.