Foreign currency exposure, Australia, March quarter 2013

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This publication presents results in respect of 31 March 2013, from an Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) survey of Australian resident enterprises with exposure to foreign currency. The survey covers all enterprises with significant foreign currency denominated balance sheet items and/or significant expected foreign currency denominated receipts or payments from trade. The information collected included foreign equity assets, foreign currency denominated debt assets and liabilities, expected future foreign currency receipts and payments from trade, the principal value of outstanding currency derivative contracts and policies on hedging foreign currency exposure.

The survey was conducted by the ABS at the request of, and with the financial support of, the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA). The survey provides additional information to that available in the International Investment Position, on the mitigating impact of hedging activities on foreign currency exposures.

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