Australia

In-depth country-focused analysis on Australia's economic, political and operational risk environment, complemented by detailed sector insight

Our comprehensive assessment of Australia's operating environment and the outlook for its leading sectors are formed by bringing together a wealth of data on global markets that affect Australia, as well as the latest industry developments that could impact Australia's industries. This unique integrated approach has given us an impeccable track-record for predicting important shifts in the markets, ensuring you’re aware of the latest market opportunities and risks in Australia before your competitors.

Australia Country Risk

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Core Views Economic activity in Australia shows signs of rebounding from its low in Q114, even as the pull-back in mining investment remains underway. The strong performance by Australian exports...

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Australia Industry Coverage (23)

Agribusiness

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BMI View: The Australian agriculture sector is still recovering from a decade of subdued production growth due to extreme weather and a lack of investment. The industry is expected to remain...

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Autos

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2014 looks as though it will be a more challenging year for the Australian auto industry, in line with BMI's expectations. Looking at sales trends over Q114, March represented the third consecutive...

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Commercial Banking

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Commercial Banking Sector Indicators Date Total assets Client loans Bond portfolio Other Liabilities and capital Capital Client deposits Other...

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Consumer Electronics

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BMI View:   T he outlook for the Australian consumer electronics market is weakened by the maturity of the market, leaving diminished prospect for rapid growth compared to the majority of APAC...

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Defence & Security

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BMI View:   The Australian D efence Force (ADF) is now in a transitional period. After ongoing operational and logistical investment in operations in Afghanistan, the Solomon Islands and...

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Food & Drink

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We maintain our outlook for Australia's real GDP growth to slow in 2014 to 2.0% from 2.4% in 2013, as we believe that economy will struggle to find other growth drivers in the face of an ongoing...

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Freight Transport

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The Australian economy grew by 1.1% quarter-on-quarter (q-o-q) after seasonal adjustments in Q114, reaccelerating from a pace of 0.8% recorded in Q413. Strong export growth was further accentuated by...

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Information Technology

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BMI View: T he Australian IT market is expected to continue growing in each year of our forecast period to 2018, remaining at a share of around 1.6% of GDP. Tablet sales continue to compensate...

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Infrastructure

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BMI View: The recovery in Australian construction growth has so far failed to meet our expectations. In our opinion, this poor performance suggests that downside pressures to construction...

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Insurance

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BMI View: As was the case in our 2012 and 2013 Annual Reports, it is the strengths of Australia's insurance sector that stand out. In most countries, wealth management is an ancilliary activity...

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Medical Devices

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Espicom Industry View : The Australian market has performed well in recent years, driven by a strongly-growing economy and the requirements of an increasingly elderly population. However, a...

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Metals

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BMI View:   W e expect subdued growth in both production and consumption of most metals in Australia as a weakening global commodity market continue s to take its toll on the economy....

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Mining

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BMI View: With China's economy on course for a rude slowdown over the coming years, Australia's mining sector is set to suffer the painful spillover effects of a sharp investment slowdown. We...

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Oil & Gas

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BMI View : Australia is set to become a major player in the global liquefied natural gas (LNG) market by the end of the decade. However, we see waning investment sentiment, which will slow...

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Petrochemicals

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If Australia is to expand petrochemicals production and compete on the global market, it will need to leverage its gas supplies and, to a lesser extent, secure naphtha supply. Cracker capacity is...

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Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare

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BMI View:   Over 300 drug formulations listed on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) will be subject to price reduction from October 1 2014, following the first simplified price disclosure (...

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Power

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BMI View: Australia ' s power sector is facing unprecedented changes and challenges. Although demand for electricity remains strong, consumers are increasingly satisfying their need in the form...

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Real Estate

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BMI View:   While Australia' s commercial real estate market remains an attractive destination for local and regional investors, the sector has not been immune from the slowdown in the wider...

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Renewables

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BMI View : We are maintaining our 2014 forecasts for non-hydropower renewable generation and capacity in Australia this quarter as our assumptions remain relevant. We believe the Abbott...

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Shipping

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The strong performance by Australian exports lifted Q1 20 14 real GDP growth to 1.1% quarter-on-quarter (q-o-q) in real and seasonally   adjusted terms, and we have upgraded our 2014 growth...

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Telecommunications

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BMI View : The Australian telecommunications industry is one of the highest value markets in Asia Pacific and even the world, underpinned by high incomes and strong uptake of higher value services...

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Tourism

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BMI expects to see healthy growth across a range of key indicators for Australia's tourism market throughout our forecast period. Already a well-established and popular destination in the Asia...

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Water

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BMI View: While we continue to believe there are strong fundamentals for   water infrastructure - water shortages and droughts are still a concern - a lack of projects opportunities and...

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