Australia’s strong foundations and an effective COVID-19 response position us as a preferential location for productive foreign direct investment.

Our proactive response to the global economic downturn has protected the Australian economy. Australia’s ability to adapt is our great strength, and it helps us meet current challenges.

We have a flexible and resilient economy, as well as markets, which help us respond effectively to all manner of disruptions. Our resilience is built on sound governance and strong institutions. We have a record of global success in major industries, thanks to our strong ties with the world’s major markets.

Perhaps our greatest asset is our creative, resourceful and enterprising people. As one of the most multicultural and multilingual countries in the world, we use our global ties to connect with the best the world has to offer.

Here are five reasons why you should invest in and do business with Australia.

1 Resilient economy

A resilient economy, based on strong exports, vibrant services and sound institutions.

2 Dynamic industries

Global demand for Australia’s energy,minerals and food.

3 Innovation & skills

Research, academia and diversity spark an innovation nation.

4 Global ties

Location and low tariffs fire up a trading powerhouse.

5 Strong foundations

A pro-business culture, sound banks and good governance.

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The 2020 Benchmark Report contains 46 charts that show how Australia performs in the global economy.