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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.

Resilient export industries deliver record trade surplus in 2020

3 Aug 2021 Edmund Tang

Australian exports have performed strongly since the start of the pandemic. Most of our principal goods-export partners are in Asia and these economies have weathered the storm comparatively well – so ...

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Enthusiastic consumer engagement makes Australia a top market for e-commerce and online platforms

16 Jul 2021 E-Commerce Ashley Brosnan

Australian’s love for online entertainment, e-commerce and payments has created one of the world’s most attractive markets for digital platforms.

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Ten updates on the Australian economy

6 Jul 2021 Edmund Tang

The Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade) has updated 15 charts in the Why Australia Benchmark Report.

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Update on the global e-commerce boom: opportunities for Australian exporters in Indonesia and across Asia

6 Jul 2021 E-Commerce Ashley Brosnan

It’s well known that COVID-19 triggered a boom in online shopping. Is there more we need to know?

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Australia’s formula for record investment: good governance, a free society, an enterprising spirit and great cities

18 Jun 2021 International Investment Benchmark Report Edmund Tang

Australia is an attractive destination for overseas investors. This blog examines why. It asks the big questions: what keeps our foreign investors coming? What makes Australia stand out as an attracti ...

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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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