SYDNEY, AAP – Investors have put an end to a three-day winning streak on the ASX 200 as mining and supermarket shares sunk.

The market traded a little lower throughout Wednesday and followed Wall Street, which had closed mostly lower.

BHP lost a little more than one per cent and closed at $41.61.

Consumer staples shares were the worst performing category. Coles lost 1.58 per cent to $17.42.

The benchmark S&P/ASX200 index closed lower by 18.3 points, or 0.24 per cent, to 7512.

The All Ordinaries closed down by 18.9 points, or 0.24 per cent, to 7807.5.

Meanwhile, the Australian dollar was buying 73.77 US cents at 1619 AEST, lower than 74.19 US cents at Tuesday’s close.