Australia

Australia : economy statistics and industry reports

  • Updated on : 27 August 2012  Source : The World Factbook

Imports

$243.4 billion (2011 est.)
$194.7 billion (2010 est.)

Exports

$272.1 billion (2011 est.)
$212.9 billion (2010 est.)

Inflation rate (consumer prices)

3.4% (2011 est.)
2.8% (2010 est.)

Unemployment rate

5.1% (2011 est.)
5.2% (2010 est.)

GDP - per capita (PPP)

$40,800 (2011 est.)
$40,400 (2010 est.)
$40,000 (2009 est.)
note: data are in 2011 US dollars

National product real growth rate

3.3% (2010 est.)
1.2% (2009 est.)
2.2% (2008 est.)

Internet users

15.81 million (2009)

Telephones - mobile cellular

22.5 million (2009)

Population growth rate

1.126% (2012 est.)

Population

22,015,576 (July 2012 est.)

Historical background

Aboriginal settlers arrived on the continent from Southeast Asia about 40,000 years before the first Europeans began exploration in the 17th century.

No formal territorial claims were made until 1770, when Capt.

James COOK took possession of the east coast in the name of Great Britain (all of Australia was claimed as British territory in 1829 with the creation of the colony of Western Australia).

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Australia

Economic overview

Australia's abundant and diverse natural resources attract high levels of foreign investment and include extensive reserves of coal, iron ore, copper, gold, natural gas, uranium, and renewable energy sources.

A series of major investments, such as the US$40 billion Gorgon Liquid Natural Gas project, will significantly expand the resources sector.

Australia also has a large services sector and is a significant exporter of natural resources, energy, and food.

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The Economist Intelligence Unit

Country Forecast Australia November 2014 Updater

Country Forecast Australia November 2014 Updater

  • $ 635
  • Country report
  • November 2014
  • by The Economist Intelligence Unit

The Liberal-National coalition government, which has a comfortable majority in the House of Representatives (the lower house of parliament), will face re-election in 2016 but is likely to remain in powe ...

  • Countries : Australia

PRS Group

Country Forecasts (Subscription, two issues per year, April & October)

Country Forecasts (Subscription, two issues per year, April & October)

  • $ 882
  • Country report
  • October 2014
  • by PRS Group

Country Forecasts is a 480-page perfect-bound volume published in April and October. This publication provides a four-page summary of forecasts and data for each of the 100 countries monitored by Political ...

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Oxford Economics

Country Economic Forecasts > Australia

Country Economic Forecasts > Australia

  • $ 185
  • Country report
  • October 2014
  • by Oxford Economics

Falling commodity prices and the prospect of weaker Chinese demand has led to a modest downgrade to GDP growth in 2015 to 2.7%. This would have been larger if the A$ had not tumbled in September. The A$'s ...

  • Countries : Australia

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