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This speech by Productivity Commission Chairman Peter Harris to the European Australian Business Council discusses the importance of Europe to Australia's international trade.
This research paper outlines a three pronged strategy that would help achieve better outcomes for all Australians and foster public confidence in open markets.
Key pointsThe total value of Australian service exports was $57 billion in 2013-14 and about 17 per cent of total exports. The six services sectors covered in this study — tourism, education, financial services, professional services, information technology and health services — accounted...
In 2013-14, Australian industry received over $17 billion in gross assistance from the Australian Government through budgetary outlays, tax concessions and tariffs according to the latest annual trade and assistance review by the Productivity Commission.
Notably, budgetary assistance to industry in 2013-14 was about...
This staff research note describes the uses and abuses of input-output tables, with the aim of improving future utility of what is an important but sometimes misused resource. In doing so, the note examines a number of novel approaches to effective use and some examples...
According to this report, regulatory reforms are needed for the Australian retail industry to adapt successfully to the more globally competitive market in which it now operates.There are almost 140 000 retail businesses in Australia, accounting for 4.1 per cent of GDP and...
This inquiry assessed the operation of the current wheat export marketing arrangements, including the costs and benefits, and now informs the Australian Government on the effectiveness of the arrangements.
These key points were released with the Wheat Export Marketing Arrangements inquiry report on 28...
This review contains the Commission's latest quantitative estimates of Australian Government assistance to industry.
The Review also:identifies recent developments in assistance to industries and sectors of the economy reports on a range of budgetary and other assistance relating to the finance sector...