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1 Charting Australia s Economy, 1H 2017 Designed to help executives interpret economic numbers and incorporate them into company s planning. Publication Date: January 3 rd, 2017 Next Issue: To be published on July 3 rd, 2017

2 HELPING EXECUTIVES AROUND THE WORLD INTERPRET ECONOMIC NUMBERS Argentina Australia Brazil Brunei Cambodia Canada Chile China Hong Kong India Indonesia Laos Malaysia Mexico Myanmar New Zealand Peru Philippines Russia Singapore South Africa South Korea Taiwan Thailand Turkey United Kingdom United States Vietnam

3 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY ECONOMIC PROFILE ECONOMIC OUTLOOK Structure Competitiveness Development Growth Stability Australia s economy is the 13th largest in the world, slightly bigger than Spain s Despite its huge area, Australia s population is only around 23 million Australia s demographic structure is unfavorable with shrinking working age group Australia s economy is traditionally service based relying a lot on domestic demand Despite relying less on trade, current Australia s export is highly concentrated on China s coal demand New South Wales and Victoria together account for more than half of Australian economy Economic Structure Part of the country s economic profile, economic structure section gives readers useful views to understand what matters for the Australian economy. 5

4 Australia s economy is the 13 th largest in the world, slightly bigger than Spain s 2015 GDP USD billion, Market Exchange Rate US China Japan Germany UK ASEAN* France India Italy Brazil* Canada 4,124 3,365 2,858 2,433 2,420 2,073 1,816 1,773 1,551 18,037 11,182 Measuring the size of an economy Size of any economy is usually measured by calculating its Gross Domestic Product (GDP) which is the market value of all officially recognized final goods and services produced within a country in a given period of time. To compare GDP internationally, there is a need to convert value in local currencies to one main currency, normally USD. There are two popular exchange rate to be used. The first one is the official exchange rate for that particular period. The second one is the so called Purchasing Power Parity exchange rate, which takes into account the difference in living expenses between countries. The first method is more popular in comparing the size of each economy. Korea Russia Australia Spain 1,378 1,326 1,225 1,200 Size of Australia s economy Using the market exchange rate method, Australia s 2015 GDP is only around USD 1,225 billion, 13 th largest in the world (compared only with individual countries). Mexico 1,144 Note: (*) IMF Estimate Source: IMF World Economic Outlook Database October

5 New South Wales and Victoria together account for more than half of Australian economy KEY REGIONS % of 2013 GDP at current market price 100% = AUD 1,583.5 Billion New South Wales Victoria Queensland Western Australia South Australia 6.1% 31.1% 22.1% 18.7% 16.7% Regional GDP Gross domestic product (GDP) at market prices represents the final result of the production activity of resident producer units. Australia s Regional Economy In terms of regional GDP, New South Wales is the largest region, followed by Victoria. Together they account for more than half of 2013 GDP. Australian Capital Territory (ACT) 2.3% Tasmania 1.6% Northern Territory (NT) 1.4% Source: OECD; Charting Economy analysis 11

6 Australia s economy ranks 22 nd in the world in the latest global competitiveness rankings, down 1 place from last year The Global Competitiveness rankings 22 nd in the world 5 th among 22 economies in Asia Pacific 1 Switzerland Singapore United States Netherlands Germany Sweden United Kingdom Japan Hong Kong SAR Finland Norway Denmark New Zealand Taiwan, China Canada United Arab Emirates Belgium Qatar Austria Luxembourg France Australia Ireland Israel Malaysia Korea, Rep Iceland China Saudi Arabia Estonia Czech Republic Spain Chile Thailand Lithuania Poland Azerbaijan Kuwait India Malta Indonesia Panama Russian Federation Italy Mauritius Portugal South Africa Bahrain Latvia Bulgaria Mexico Rwanda Kazakhstan Costa Rica Turkey Slovenia Philippines Brunei Darussalam Georgia Vietnam Colombia Romania Jordan Botswana Slovak Republic Oman Peru Macedonia, FYR Hungary Morocco Sri Lanka Barbados Uruguay Croatia Jamaica Iran, Islamic Rep Tajikistan Guatemala Armenia Albania Brazil Montenegro Cyprus Namibia Ukraine Greece Algeria Honduras Cambodia Serbia Ecuador Dominican Republic Lao PDR Trinidad and Tobago Tunisia Kenya Bhutan Nepal Côte d'ivoire Moldova Lebanon Mongolia Nicaragua Argentina El Salvador Bangladesh Bosnia and Herzegovina Gabon Ethiopia Cape Verde Kyrgyz Republic Senegal Uganda Ghana Egypt Tanzania Paraguay Zambia Cameroon Lesotho Bolivia Pakistan Gambia, The Benin Mali Zimbabwe Nigeria Madagascar Congo, Democratic Rep Venezuela Liberia Sierra Leone Mozambique Malawi Burundi Chad Mauritania Yemen 2.70 Rank / 138 Country / Economy Score 2 Singapore Japan Hong Kong SAR New Zealand Taiwan, China Australia Malaysia Korea, Rep China Thailand India Indonesia Philippines Brunei Darussalam Vietnam Cambodia Lao PDR Bhutan Nepal Mongolia Bangladesh Pakistan 3.50 Global Competitiveness World Economic Forum, who publishes annual Global Competitiveness Report, defines competitiveness as the set of institutions, policies, and factors that determine the level of productivity of a country. Since 2005, the World Economic Forum has based its competitiveness analysis on the Global Competitiveness Index (GCI), a comprehensive tool that measures the microeconomic and macroeconomic foundations of national competitiveness. More information on the report can be found on its website Australia in the Global Competitiveness Rankings Australia s economy ranks 22nd in the world in the global competitiveness rankings, down 1 place from last year. It ranks 5 th among 22 economies in Asia Pacific. Source: The Global Competitiveness Report , World Economic Forum 16

7 Australia s economic growth slowed down in 3Q16 and even contracted when compared to the last quarter Real GDP growth Year-on-year, 3Q16 India Philippines China Vietnam Indonesia New Zealand Malaysia Thailand South Korea Taiwan Hong Kong Australia United States Euro area Japan Singapore 1.1% 1.1% 2.0% 1.9% 1.8% 1.7% 1.7% 2.6% 3.2% 7.3% Australia s Real GDP growth Last 8 quarters 7.1% Year-on-Year 3.1% 6.7% 6.4% 2.4% 2.5% 2.4% 2.6% 2.5% 5.0% 2.0% 4.5% 1.8% 4.3% 1.1% 1.0% 0.8% 0.6% 0.6% 0.4% 0.1% Quarter-on-Quarter 4Q14 1Q15 2Q15 3Q15 4Q15 1Q16 2Q16 3Q16-0.5% GDP growth in the latest quarter Real GDP growth in the latest quarter from major economies in the world sorted from highest to lowest. GDP growth for Australia s economy in 3Q16 Looking at year-on-year growth, Australia s economic expansion slowed down in 3Q16, with only 1.8% growth. It even contracted 0.5% when compared to the second quarter. Source: The Economist, OECD; Charting Economy analysis 31

8 Australia is one of the easiest places to start a business Starting a business rank Economy Rank DTF* Cost - Paid-in min. Procedure - Cost - Men Procedure - Time - Time - Men Women (% capital (% of Men (% of income Women Women (days) of income income per (number) per capita) (number) (days) per capita) capita) New Zealand Hong Kong SAR, China Singapore Australia Korea, Rep Taiwan, China Thailand Brunei Darussalam Japan Malaysia Vietnam China Timor-Leste Myanmar Indonesia India Lao PDR Philippines Cambodia Central African Republic Starting a Business This topic measures the paid-in minimum capital requirement, number of procedures, time and cost for a small- to medium-sized limited liability company to start up and formally operate. To make the data comparable across 190 economies, Doing Business uses a standardized business that is 100% domestically owned, has start-up capital equivalent to 10 times income per capita, engages in general industrial or commercial activities and employs between 10 and 50 people one month after the commencement of operations, all of whom are domestic nationals. The most recent round of data collection for the project was completed in June Starting a Business in Australia Australia is one of the easiest places to start a business. It takes less than 3 days with minimum cost. Note: (*) An economy s distance to frontier score is indicated on a scale from 0 to 100, where 0 represents the worst performance and 100 the frontier Source: Doing Business

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