TRADING WITH AUSTRALIA

BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES IN A GROWING MARKET

GDP:

AUSTRALIA IS THE WORLD’S SMALLEST CONTINENT BUT THE 6TH

LARGEST COUNTRY

1.2 TRILLION

POPULATION:

22.7 MI

ION

(2012)

AUSTRALIA IS THE ECONOMY IN THE ASIA-PACIFIC REGION, AFTER CHINA, JAPAN AND INDIA

FOURTH LARGEST

IN OCTOBER 2012, AUSTRALIA SURPASSED SPAIN TO BECOME THE 12TH LARGEST ECONOMY IN THE WORLD

BRITISH PEOPLE LIVING IN AUSTRALIA – MORE THAN ANY OTHER FOREIGN COUNTRY

1 MILLION

THERE ARE MORE THAN

OPEN
A NEW BUSINESS CAN BE ESTABLISHED IN AUSTRALIA WITHIN TWO DAYS AUSTRALIA IS THE 10TH EASIEST COUNTRY TO DO BUSINESS IN AND THE SECOND EASIEST IN WHICH TO START A BUSINESS
EXPORTS TO THE UK IN 2011-12 (A$M)

2011 VS. 2012 SAW A 5.4% INCREASE IN DOCUMENTS ISSUED FOR CONSIGNMENTS DESTINED FOR AUSTRALIA

IMPORTS FROM THE UK IN 2011-12 (A$M)

AUSTRALIA IS THE UK’S

FASTEST GROWING
OUTBOUND LANE (2011/2012)

MOST POPULAR CATEGORIES OF AUSTRALIAN PRODUCTS AMONG UK BUYERS (2H 2012)
(MEASURED BY NO. OF UK BUYER INQUIRIES SENT TO AUSTRALIAN SUPPLIERS)

4% 3.4%

AUSTRALIA’S ECONOMIC GROWTH

AVERAGED 3.4% FOR THE PAST 10 YEARS AND IS PREDICTED TO GROW AT AROUND 4% FOR THE NEXT TWO

INDUSTRY CATEGORY Food & Beverage Agriculture Beauty & Personal Care Shoes & Accessories Sports & Entertainment Automobiles & Motorcycles Minerals & Metallurgy Apparel Energy Home & Garden

% OF TOTAL INQUIRIES 14 8 7 7 5 5 5 4 4 3

MOST POPULAR CATEGORIES OF UK PRODUCTS AMONG AUSTRALIAN BUYERS (2H 2012)
THE UK IS AUSTRALIA'S SEVENTH LARGEST TWO-WAY TRADING PARTNER
(MEASURED BY NO. OF AUSTRALIAN BUYER INQUIRIES SENT TO UK SUPPLIERS)

DHL’S SHIPMENTS FROM THE UK TO AUSTRALIA INCREASED BY 88% BETWEEN 2011 AND 2012

INDUSTRY CATEGORY Automobiles & Motorcycles Beauty & Personal Care Home & Garden Food & Beverage Machinery Telecommunications Sports & Entertainment Transportation Apparel Toys & Hobbies

% OF TOTAL INQUIRIES 11 11 7 6 5 5 5 5 4 4

FOR MORE HELP AND INFORMATION ON TRADING WITH AUSTRALIA, CONTACT:

www.dhlguide.co.uk

www.britishchambers.org.uk

www.ukti.gov.uk

uk.alibaba.com

Sources www.fco.gov.uk/en/travel-and-living-abroad/travel-advice-by-country/country-profile/asia-oceania/australia www.austrade.gov.au/Invest/Investor-Updates/2012/1015-Data-Alert-Australias-growth-remains-highest-amongst-major-advanced-economies www.doingbusiness.org/rankings www.guardian.co.uk/small-business-network/2012/jul/30/exporting-to-australia-tips www.ukti.gov.uk/pt_pt/export/countries/oceania/australianewzealand/australia.html?null http://dfat.gov.au www.fco.gov.uk/en/travel-and-living-abroad/travel-advice-by-country/country-profile/asia-oceania/australia Certificates of origin issued online by accredited Chambers of Commerce http://uk.alibaba.com/

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