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EDC's Position

  • Key EDC Market
  • Actively pursuing business
  • Open under all programs, subject to regular approval criteria

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Country At A Glance

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Country Facts

Nominal GDP1,225.70 Billion USD
Population23.90 Million
Total Trade/GDP41.00%
CurrencyAustralian Dollar (AUD)
Merchandise Imports from Canada1,890.30 Million CAD
Canadian direct investment24,836 Million CAD
Main importsIntermediate Goods, Food, Beverage & Tobacco, Capital Goods

EDC in Australia

Canadian companies assisted522
International buyers insured760
Business volume2,607.99 Million CAD

Business Environment

Australia enjoys a stable and healthy modern economy with a highly transparent political system. Openness to global trade and investment is firmly institutionalized and is supported by a relatively efficient entrepreneurial framework and a well-functioning independent judiciary. Australia has strong commercial ties to Canada and is an attractive destination for Canadian investment due in large to the vast opportunities present in market and also because of its close proximity to the lucrative economies of Southeast Asia.

Key Industries

  • Construction & Infrastructure
  • Environmental Infrastructure & Waste Water
  • Mining & Metals
  • Oil & Gas
  • Telecom

How we can support your business

Through our Head Office operations in Ottawa, we provide support to Canadian companies planning on or currently doing business in Australia. Our market experts have developed strategic relationships with major buyers in several sectors as well as a network of local contacts in the market.

  • We are well positioned to help Canadian companies through a range of financing and risk management services.
  • Learn more about our service offering.

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