Australia PESTLE Insights – A Macroeconomic Outlook Report

Financial intermediation, real estate and business activities contributed 21.5% to the country’s GVA in 2020, followed by mining, manufacturing and utilities (17.45%) and wholesale, retail and hotels (10.85%). In nominal terms, the sectors are expected to grow at 5.02%, 4.15% and 2.9%, respectively, in 2021.

Four major regions in Australia comprised 70.3% of the country’s population in 2020 and accounted for 62.4% of it’s GDP in 2019


– As per the World Bank's logistics performance index (LPI), Australia’s rank improved to 18th in 2018 from 19th in 2016.

– The S&P/ASX 200, an index widely considered as a benchmark for stocks listed on the Australian Securities Exchange, exhibited a short-run cyclical trend over the last year. As of December 11, 2020, the S&P/ASX 200 index stood at 6,642.58, compared to 6,752.63 on December 11, 2019.

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.

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Table of Contents

Table of Contents

List of Exhibits

Did You Know?

Country Highlights

COVID-19 Impact

Country Snapshot

PESTLE Insights

Political Landscape

Economic Landscape

Social Landscape

Technological Landscape

Legal Landscape

Environmental Landscape


List of Figures

List of Figures

Exhibit 1: Australia’s Performance in terms of its Country Risk Analysis in Comparison to the Asia-Pacific and World Averages

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

Exhibit 3: Broad Categories and Weights Behind the Index

Exhibit 4: S&P/ASX 200 Index (December 11, 2019 – December 11, 2020)

Exhibit 5: Key Sectors’ Contribution to the Economy (2016-2023f)

Exhibit 6: FDI Inflows (2015-2019), Leading FDI by Industry (2019)

Exhibit 7: Inflows and Outflows of Foreign Direct Investment, Australia (2019)

Exhibit 8: Key Infrastructure Indicators

Exhibit 9: Real GDP and Household Consumption Growth Rate (2016-2023f)

Exhibit 10: Real GDP Growth Rate Comparison (2020e)

Exhibit 11: Export and Import Growth (2016-2023f)

Exhibit 12: Current Account Balance (2016-2023f)

Exhibit 13: Top Three Commodity Exports, % of Total Exports (2016-2019)

Exhibit 14: Ores, Slag and Ash, % Share of World’s Total (2019)

Exhibit 15: Interest Rates (December 2016 – December 2020)

Exhibit 16: Exchange Rate and Inflation Rate (2016-2023f)

Exhibit 17: Public Finance (2016-2023f)

Exhibit 18: General Government Debt (2016-2023f)

Exhibit 19: Average Annual Wages (2016-2023f)

Exhibit 20: Unemployment Rate (2016-2023f)

Exhibit 21: Labor Cost Index (2016-2019)

Exhibit 22: Age-group Share of Total Population (1995, 2005, 2015, 2025)

Exhibit 23: Rural/Urban Share of Total Population (1995, 2005, 2015, 2025)

Exhibit 24: Gender Split (1995, 2005, 2015, 2025)

Exhibit 25: Internet Users as a Percentage of the Total Population, Mobile Penetration Rate and Broadband Penetration Rate (2020e)

Exhibit 26: Number of Patents Granted Per Million People (2020e)

Exhibit 27: High-technology Exports, % of Manufactured Exports (2019)

Exhibit 28: Doing Business in Australia 2020

Exhibit 29: Corruption Perceptions Index (Rankings) (2019)

Exhibit 30: CO2 Emissions (2015-2019)


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