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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.

Who invests in Australia? Analysing 2020’s $4 trillion record for foreign investment

26 May 2021 International Trade Benchmark Report Edmund Tang

Australia’s investment performance in 2020 was impressive. Despite drought, bushfires and COVID-19 lockdowns, foreign investment still grew by 2.5%.

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Insight: Opportunities to diversify for Australia’s 2021 cotton exports

18 May 2021 Australian Economy

Australia’s cotton harvest is forecast to reach 2.4 million bales in 2020–21, according to March Quarter 2021 analysis by the Australian Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment. This mark ...

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Diversification: How Australia’s global trade gives us strength in challenging times

17 May 2021 International Trade Benchmark Report Edmund Tang

Australia has much to lose from the trade disruption caused by COVID-19. Our economy is highly dependent on international trade. So far, however, we are doing well. Most of our principal goods-export ...

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Innovation and skills: How Australia stacks up in the global economy

27 Apr 2021 Benchmark Report Edmund Tang

Australia’s innovation and skills is one of the five major reasons for investing in Australia, according to Austrade’s Why Australia Benchmark Report 2021 (BMR).

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The 3 industries behind Australia’s Covid resilience

9 Apr 2021 Australian Economy World Economy Edmund Tang

Australia is a world leader in three major industries that have helped to keep our economy strong over the past 12 months – compared to other advanced economies

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India primed for growth as Australia links deepen

26 Mar 2021 Ashley Brosnan

No longer just ‘rising’, India is now a significant and influential global player. India has recorded strong economic growth over the past 4 decades to become world’s third largest economy in terms of ...

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A resilient economy that outperforms in global rankings

25 Mar 2021 Benchmark Report Edmund Tang

Austrade’s Benchmark Report 2021 puts forth five major reasons why Australia is a safe, low-risk destination to invest and do business. Let’s examine the first reason: its resilient economy.

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Australia: Primed for investment and trade

19 Mar 2021 Edmund Tang

The Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade) has released its Why Australia Benchmark Report 2021

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Australia’s pension funds shine in 2021 global rankings

26 Feb 2021 Edmund Tang

Last year, the value of pension funds in Australia ranked as the fifth largest in the world. Locally called superannuation, the pension fund market was valued at US$2.3 trillion, according to the Will ...

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