New website showcases Australia’s trade with the world
Minister for Trade and Investment, the Hon Andrew Robb MP, launched a new website which explores Australia’s trade with the world in May.
The website, Australia’s Trade at a Glance, is an interactive portal presenting key trade data including Australia’s major trading partners, imports, exports, trade by state and territory and trade with countries of the G20 and APEC.
Mr Robb said trade is an essential component of the Australian economy, with it accounting for one in five jobs.
"This government has a particularly ambitious trade and investment agenda and we are keen to communicate its importance to Australia’s continued prosperity. This website brings a range of information about our trading relations with the world within easy reach," he said.
The website was developed by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) and for the first time brings together information from a variety of publications in one location. Australia’s Trade at a Glance is available at http://www.dfat.gov.au/trade/australias-trade-at-a-glance/.
"This year, Australia will host its largest ever gathering of world leaders at the G20 summit in Brisbane. This website shows Australia’s deep trading links with our G20 partners, who together, account for over 76% of world trade and 86% of global GDP," Mr Robb said.
The website also highlights the regional link to Australia’s prosperity showing that nine out of our top 10 export markets belong to the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum.
Australia’s Trade at a Glance complements the popular, Trade at a Glance annual pocket book, and DFAT’s widely used statistical publications.