Providing information on each Australian state and territory's merchandise and services trade with the world, for each state/territory, trade data is presented by level of processing, major merchandise export and import commodities, major merchandise trading partners and regions; and services trade data is also presented...
This report urges the Australian government to continue including specific small and medium enterprises (SMEs) chapters in trade agreements, as well as introducing a focus on e-commerce in future free trade agreements.
In recent years China has announced big changes to its agricultural policies - changes which are likely to have an impact on Australian agricultural exporters. ABARES recently analysed these changes and their potential implications for Australia’s beef, dairy and grains industries in a detailed report...
Export employment is a subset of tradable sector employment. The tradable sector is that part of the New Zealand economy that is directly influenced by international conditions. This paper estimates the number of people directly and indirectly employed throughout New Zealand producing exports.
The new energy revolution and accelerating growth in demand for lithium-ion batteries provides an opportunity for Australia. As the world’s largest producer of lithium, with mineral reserves covering 90% of the elements required in lithium-ion battery chemistry, Australia has undeniable competitive advantages that need to...
The purpose of this review was to assure the federal government and the Australian public that exporters can meet our high animal welfare standards and also to identify any regulatory and investigative improvements that can be made.
This study explores some of the implications of RTAs on the business community in Fiji, with a special focus on exporters.
This report presents the recommendations of the Resources 2030 Taskforce to significantly enhance the performance and competitiveness of Australia’s resources sector. The taskforce’s ambition is to create a successful, technologically advanced, forward-looking sector that is able to attract and cultivate the best and brightest people....
Coal production in Australia is likely to be on a long-term declining trajectory. Export demand is a function of economic, technological and policy developments in other countries, all of which point to the likelihood of falling coal use over time, especially for steam coal.
Countries around the world are under increasing pressure to decarbonise their economies. There is growing interest in the production and use of hydrogen as a potential scalable and versatile mechanism for achieving this aim. If the global demand for hydrogen increases as a consequence, then...
This publication is part of a set of trade statistical publications released annually by DFAT. It presents statistical data describing the composition and direction of Australia's services trade.
On 27 February 2018, the Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, David Littleproud MP, announced a review of Australian Wool Innovation’s (AWI) performance and governance. EY were selected by the department to conduct the review in March 2018. EY considered AWI’s delivery on core objectives...
This compendium of statistics on merchandise exports and imports analyses the growth, direction and commodity breakdown of Australia's trade over the past three years.
This report on the demand outlook for thermal coal in our region has forecast strong appetite for thermal (energy) coal across existing and emerging Asian markets between now and 2030.
Dr Michael McCarthy was engaged by the Federal Agriculture and Water Resources Minister to advise on conditions and/or actions that would be required to assure health and welfare outcomes for sheep being transported to the Middle East during the northern hemisphere summer. The review was...
Cheap energy has underpinned the international competitiveness of the manufacturing sector Australia-wide. This report argues that not only has this advantage been lost, it has been destroyed by government policy and the deceptive market practices of LNG producers.
This report explores five sectors where Australian strengths can leverage and benefit from demand and opportunity in a reforming Argentina: energy and resources; agriculture; infrastructure; education and training; and the digital economy.
Australia's Agricultural Industries 2017 map provides a snapshot of agriculture's status and trend.
China's plans to eventually ban the sale of new petrol and diesel engines could hurt Australia's multi-billion-dollar car-parts industry.