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The Economics at Austrade team are responsible for analysing the major trends and events in the Australian and international economies that help shape Austrade’s operating environment.

China takes top spot in Australia’s tourist rankings

28 Aug 2019 Australian EconomyTourists Edmund Tang

Tourism is now Australia’s largest services export. According to data released by Tourism Research Australia in May 2019, tourism contributed A$37.4 billion to the Australian economy in 2017–18.

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International tourism: why growth is good but yield is gold

19 Jul 2019 Australian EconomyTourists

For a long time tourism operators have been buoyed by the industry’s impressive economic performance. At face value, results from Tourism Research Australia’s latest International Visitor Survey bring ...

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Australia’s tourist arrivals exceed 9 million in 2018

27 Feb 2019 Tourists Edmund Tang

Australia attracted 9.3 million short-term international visitors in the year ending December 2018, according to data published by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. The tourist arrivals – which inv ...

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Tourism Success: Inbound Tourist Number exceeded 9 million in 2017-18 and Expenditure exceeded A$42 billion

28 Aug 2018 Visitor EconomyTourists Edmund Tang

There were 9.1 million short-term (that is, involving stays of less than one year) international visitor arrivals to Australia for the year ending June 2018.

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Australia’s Short-term Tourist Arrivals surged to almost nine million in 2017

28 Feb 2018 International TradeVisitor EconomyTourists Edmund Tang

There were 8.8 million short-term (that is, involving stays of less than one year) international visitor arrivals to Australia for the year ending December 2017.

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