Economic growth in Australia has most recently been driven by the mining and agricultural sectors, which together amount to about 20% of GDP. Raw materials, mainly shipped to Asia, have been the dominant export.
Australia’s top exports are iron ore ($68.2 billion), coal ($41.2 billion), gold ($21.6 billion), petroleum gas ($15.2 billion) and crude petroleum ($15.7 billion). Top export destinations include China ($94.4 billion), Japan ($45.4 billion), South Korea ($19.5 billion), India ($10.9 billion) and Hong Kong ($10.3 billion).
|Official Name (Local Language)||Commonwealth of Australia||Capital||Canberra||Population||22,992,654||Currency||Australian Dollar||GDP||$1,257 billion||Languages||English||Telephone Dial In||61|
% Partner Share
Non-agglomerated iron ores and concentrates
Bituminous coal, not agglomerated
Natural gas, liquefied
Gold in oth semi-manufactured forms,non-monetar
Aluminium oxide, other than artificial corundum
Wheat, barley, sugarcane, fruits; cattle, sheep, poultry
Mining, industrial and transportation equipment, food processing, chemicals, steel
Stock finance is a revolving facility which alternative financiers offer – it enables companies to purchase inventory and can help reduce the pressure from working capital issues.
Often, an alternative financier will fund all of the cost of the stock, including charges (e.g. shipping costs).
Trade finance offers upsides over more traditional bank funding like asset finance or loans. Trade finance provides quick funding without affecting existing bank relationships.
How does it work?
If you’re a firm importing or exporting goods from or to other countries, then a trade finance facility would help you to fund this through offering a letter of credit (LC) or some form of cash advance.
I’m looking to import from Australia, how can Trade Finance Global help, and how does it work?
If you are looking to import stock from other international markets, you may require import finance, which is an agreement between yourself (the importer) and the foreign exporter. A non-bank lender would act as the intermediary, paying the exporter on your behalf until you get the products and have then sold them to your customer. Repaying the financier then occurs over an agreed period.
Importing from Australia? Contact our local experts
Australia Economic Statistics
Reserve Bank of Australia
Currency in Australia
Natasha Roston is Head of People and Growth at Trade Finance Global (TFG).
She builds partnerships to create innovative trade finance education projects and experiences. A key advocate for TFG’s annual Women In Trade campaigns, Natasha wrote a piece on the impact of gender stereotypes for gender equality in the workplace in 2022. Natasha is also responsible for TFG careers, culture, and team growth. A Level 2 Qualified Coach and Mental Health First Aid Champion, she leads internal training, supporting the holistic wellbeing of the team.
Before joining TFG Natasha worked in education for over a decade. Initially as a classroom teacher, and then in academic and pastoral leadership roles. Following this, she worked in EdTech as a Learning Design Coach for Aula’s Higher Education platform.
Natasha holds an MA from Tel Aviv University, a History PGCE from The Institute of Education and a BA from the University of Nottingham. Currently, she is studying for her Level 3 Certificate in International Trade from the Institute of Export & International Trade. In addition to her work at TFG, Natasha volunteers for the Young Women’s Trust as a Work It Out – CV Volunteer.