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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.

Oil, trade and the world economy... plus Ferraris and Zombie Ships

29 Jan 2016 International TradeWorld EconomyAIBS 2015 Mark Thirlwell

As mentioned in one of last week’s posts, one of the developments that has been unnerving financial markets this year has been the sharp drop in commodity prices in general and in the price of oil in ...

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AIBS 2015: Trading places – an overview of data for states and territories

11 Dec 2015 AIBS 2015 Divya Skene

Basic differences among Australian state and territory economies - including their natural endowments and population size and growth - have resulted in a diverse set of trading relationships held by A ...

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AIBS 2015: A comparison of results against Austmine’s 2015 METS Survey

20 Oct 2015 AIBS 2015 Divya Skene

In August, Austmine released its second major survey of the Mining Equipment, Technology and Services (METS) sector in Australia. This survey is a follow-up to a 2013 Austmine survey and provided an ...

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AIBS 2015: Sectoral perspectives – a closer look at cross-border business for the agriculture and food industries

11 Sep 2015 AIBS 2015 Divya Skene

By asking companies to indicate their main business by industry subsector we are able to analyse survey results for the international activities of detailed subsectors, including companies whose main ...

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AIBS 2015: Companies are positioned for growing engagement with India

14 Aug 2015 International TradeAIBS 2015 Divya Skene

One of the benefits of Australia’s International Business Survey is that it provides a new perspective on how Australia’s internationally-active businesses are engaged across a range of key trading pa ...

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AIBS 2015: How do Australian businesses service their key overseas markets?

4 Aug 2015 AIBS 2015 Mark Thirlwell

AIBS 2015 provides information about the different ways in which Australian businesses service their overseas markets. For the ten most popular markets identified by respondents, the most common appro ...

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AIBS 2015: The breadth of international business activity

31 Jul 2015 Australian EconomyInternational TradeAIBS 2015 Mark Thirlwell

The findings from Australia’s International Business Survey 2015 (AIBS 2015) show that Australia’s internationally-active businesses engage with the rest of the world in a variety of overlapping ways ...

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