PESTLE Insights: Australia - Macroeconomic Outlook Report

Four major regions in Australia generated around 88.8% of the country’s GDP and comprised 88.2% of the country’s population in 2017

The US remained the major investor in Australia in 2017, with a growth of 5.1% in investments during 2016-2017. During the same period, investments from Hong Kong to Australia increased by 14.1%.

Services contributed majorly (71.9%) to the GVA in 2017, followed by manufacturing, mining and utilities (17.0%). In nominal terms, the two sectors are expected to grow at a robust pace of 5.8% and 3.7%, respectively, in 2018

Scope

- The Australian government in the 2018-2019 budget has committed AU$75 bn (US$56.9 bn) over 10 years on the development and modernization of infrastructure

Reasons to buy

- Macroeconomic Outlook Report identifies the potentials of the country as an investment destination by analyzing the political, economic, social, technological, legal and environmental (PESTLE) structure.

- PESTLE Insights provides 360 degree view of the economy which can be used as a strategic tool to understand the market dynamics, business potentials and direction of operations

- Along with providing the country’s snapshot, the report captures the risk factors pertaining to the macroeconomic risks, political environment, legal environment, demographic and social structure effectiveness, technology & infrastructure and natural and geographic aspects that might impact business.

- This report also highlights key clusters/cities which contribute significantly to the country GDP and population along with major companies’ presence in these areas.

Companies mentioned

ANZ

West Pac

SunCorp

AMP Capital

ANZ

West Pac

SunCorp

AMP Capital

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

List of Exhibits 3

Did you Know? 4

Country Highlights 5

Country Snapshot 7

PESTLE Insights 21

Political Landscape 22

Economic Landscape ...

Table of Contents

List of Exhibits 3

Did you Know? 4

Country Highlights 5

Country Snapshot 7

PESTLE Insights 21

Political Landscape 22

Economic Landscape 23

Social Landscape 30

Technological Landscape 33

Legal Landscape 36

Environmental Landscape 37

Outlook 38

List of Tables

List of Figures

List of Figures

Exhibit 1: Australia’s Performance in Country Risk Analysis in Comparison to Asia Pacific Average and World Average 11

Exhibit 2: Performance ...

List of Figures

Exhibit 1: Australia’s Performance in Country Risk Analysis in Comparison to Asia Pacific Average and World Average 11

Exhibit 2: Performance Overview (Score: 1-100) 11

Exhibit 3: Broad Categories and Weights behind the Index 12

Exhibit 4: S&P/ASX 200 Index 14

Exhibit 5: Key Sectors Contribution to the Economy 15

Exhibit 6: Total FDI (2015-2017), FDI by Sector (2017), and Leading FDI by Industry (2017) 16

Exhibit 7: Major Investors’ Share In Foreign Investments to Australia, 2017 18

Exhibit 8: Key Infrastructure Indicators 20

Exhibit 9: Real GDP and Household Consumption Growth Rate 24

Exhibit 10: Real GDP Growth Rate Comparison (2017) 24

Exhibit 11: Export, Import and Trade Balance 25

Exhibit 12: Current Account Balance 25

Exhibit 13: Top Three Commodity Exports, % of Total Exports, 2013-2017 26

Exhibit 14: Mineral Fuels, Oils, Waxes and Products of their Distillation, Bituminous Substances, % Share in World’s Total, 2017 26

Exhibit 15: Interest Rates 28

Exhibit 16: Exchange Rate 28

Exhibit 17: Public Finance 29

Exhibit 18: General Government Debt 29

Exhibit 19: Average Annual Wages 31

Exhibit 20: Employment/Unemployment 31

Exhibit 21: Labor Cost Index 31

Exhibit 22: Age-group Share of Total Population 32

Exhibit 23: Rural/Urban Share in Total Population 32

Exhibit 24: Gender Split 32

Exhibit 25: Internet Users % of Total Population, Mobile Penetration Rate and Broadband Penetration Rate, 2017 34

Exhibit 26: Number of Patents Granted Per Million Population, 2018 35

Exhibit 27: High-technology Exports (% of Manufactured Exports), 2016 35

Exhibit 28: Doing Business in Australia 2019 36

Exhibit 29: Corruption Perception Index (Rankings) 2017 36

Exhibit 30: CO2 Emissions 37

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