Australia is well positioned as a trade and investment base for international companies doing business with Asia.

The country’s trade agreements facilitate the smooth flow of goods, services and investments with major economies across Asia, Europe and North America.

Australia has an open trading economy where:

  • 10 of the country’s top 12 export markets are within the Asian region
  • two-way trade in goods and services totalled A$661 billion in 2015–16
  • foreign investment stock totalled more than A$3 trillion as at June 2016
  • inward foreign direct investment stock reached A$735 billion in 2015.