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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.

Tourism success: Inbound tourist number exceeded 8.5 million in 2016-17 and expenditure reached A$40 billion

23 Aug 2017 Australian EconomyVisitor Economy Edmund Tang

There were 8.5 million short-term international visitor arrivals to Australia for the year ending June 2017.

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Trade Winds

21 Aug 2017 Trade Winds Divya Skene

This week two reports were released highlighting the benefits of inward investment from two large investment sources – US and China. The list of readings also includes a summary of Asialink’s latest ...

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Trade Winds

14 Aug 2017 Trade Winds Divya Skene

This week’s readings focus on policies to lift Australian productivity, and maintain regional leadership as a digital nation.

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Trade Winds

7 Aug 2017 Trade Winds Divya Skene

This week the Reserve Bank focused on a recent uptick in global goods trade, and Efic outlines the latest developments in world risk.

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Trade Winds

31 Jul 2017 Trade Winds Divya Skene

This week’s readings include a closer look at infrastructure needs around the world, through country assessments just released by the Global Infrastructure Hub and estimates for new airport projects r ...

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Trade Winds

21 Jul 2017 Trade Winds Divya Skene

This week’s readings begin with the concept of soft power, its measurement and its impact on international business and foreign policy.

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Trade Winds

20 Jul 2017 Trade Winds Divya Skene

This week’s articles provide an update on the state of G20 trade, and present views on economic reform in India.

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Trade Winds

10 Jul 2017 Trade Winds Divya Skene

This week’s readings include recent Australian essays on Asia, reports on the education opportunity in India and emerging technologies.

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Trade Winds

3 Jul 2017 Trade Winds Divya Skene

This week’s readings focus on technologies adopted by business, and other drivers of change including the rise of a global middle class.

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