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Why Australia. Arthur den Hartog Netherlands Embassy Canberra . Singapore | 6 March 2014. Australian Economy. Politically stable and safe Strategic location: gateway to Asia Strong and stable financial system

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why australia
Why Australia
  • Arthur den Hartog
  • Netherlands Embassy Canberra

Singapore | 6 March 2014

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AustralianEconomy

  • Politically stable and safe
  • Strategic location: gateway to Asia
  • Strong and stable financial system
  • By 2012, Australia had experienced more than 20 years of continued economic growth, averaging 3.5% a year
  • Australia was comparatively unaffected by the global financial crisis
  • Australia plays an active role in the World Trade Organization, APEC, the G20, and other trade forums.
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Import and Export

  • Metals, coal and oil and natural gas account for 54 percent of total exports.
  • Australia is a major importer of machinery and transport equipment, computers and office machines and telecommunication lasers.
  • Australia’s main trading partners are: China, Japan, the United States, South Korea, Singapore, the United Kingdom and New Zealand.
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The Netherlands in Australia

  • More than 400 years ago, sailors of the Dutch East Indies Company became the first Europeans to set foot on Australian soil.
  • The Netherlands is the biggest foreign investor in Australia of the European Union and the 5th foreign investor in Australia worldwide.
  • Significant exports to Australia included medicinal products, ships and boats, refined petroleum and pumps.
  • Dutch companies: Shell, Unilever, Heineken, Philips, ING, Randstad, Damen, DSM, Achmea, Rabobank
business opportunities down under
Business opportunities Down Under

Growth Opportunities in Five Areas

- Agribusiness and food

- Major infrastructure

- Tourism infrastructure

- Resources and energy

- Advanced manufacturing technology

Growth Opportunity's for Dutch Top Sectors

  • Water
  • Infrastructure
  • Energy
  • Agricultureandhorticulture