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Trade In Services Continues Growth Trajectory

Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment, Steven Ciobo, said "Australia’s services trade recorded strong growth in 2015, increasing 9.1 per cent by value to $142.5 billion, according to the latest release of services trade statistics from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Services exports grew 10 per cent to $66.2 billion and trade volumes rose 3.3 per cent over 2014 levels. Growth was strong across the board in our three top services export markets, China, the United States and the United Kingdom. Expanding services exports is a key priority for the Turnbull Government and there is tremendous scope for growth in this area."





Australia’s services trade recorded strong growth in 2015, increasing 9.1 per cent by value to $142.5 billion, according to the latest release of services trade statistics from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

Services exports grew 10 per cent to $66.2 billion and trade volumes rose 3.3 per cent over 2014 levels.

Growth was strong across the board in our three top services export markets, China, the United States and the United Kingdom.

Expanding services exports is a key priority for the Turnbull Government and there is tremendous scope for growth in this area.

Tourism continues to be the shining light of Australian services exports, with tourism exports reaching a record $30.7 billion in the year to June 2015. Tourism exports account for nearly half of all services exports.

Education recorded robust growth with education-related travel exports rising 10.4 per cent to $18.8 billion.

Exports of business services rose 12.9 per cent to $18.2 billion, with financial services increasing 18.8 per cent to $3.8 billion, professional services rising 7.2 per cent to $5.2 billion, and technical and other business services climbing 3.1 per cent to $3.5 billion.

Australia’s top three services export markets showed strong growth, with China up 19.8 per cent to $9.8 billion, the US up 18.7 per cent to $7.9 billion, and the UK up 8.8 per cent to $5.0 billion.

Trade in Services 2015, is available on the statistical reports section of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade website.

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Short-term visitor arrivals during April 2017 (727,600 movements) increased 0.8% compared with March 2017 (722,200 movements). This followed monthly increases of 0.7% in February 2017 and March 2017.

The current trend estimate for arrivals is 7.7% higher than in April 2016.  During April 2017, short-term visitor arrivals (746,700 movements) increased 4.7% compared with March 2017 (712,900 movements). This followed a monthly increase of 0.2% in February 2017 followed by a monthly decrease of 0.4% in March 2017.

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