A resilient economy

25th year of uninterrupted annual growth

Australia’s economic resilience and potential provide a safe, low-risk environment in which to do business.

The country’s economy is rated AAA by all three global rating agencies and is forecast to realise average annual real GDP growth of 2.9 per cent between 2016 and 2020.

The Australian economy is:

  • the world’s 12th largest
  • in its 25th year of uninterrupted annual growth
  • supported by high productivity levels, with 15 out of 20 industries rating above the global average
  • an important contributor to five sectors expected to drive future global growth: agribusiness, education, tourism, mining and wealth management
  • home to the largest pool of funds under management in the Asian region.

US$1.2 trillion GDP - 3.3% average GDP growth rate per annum (1992-2015)

Charts from the Benchmark Report

The Australia Benchmark Report provides rich data demonstrating why there is no better place than Australia to do business. The report examines five key reasons for investing in Australia – Growth, Innovation, Talent, Location and Business – and compares Australia’s credentials with other countries.

Charts can be downloaded and saved as images for use in reports and presentations (please reference