Chambre de Commerce - Fiche d'information pays Dernière mise à jour: 11.08.2021

Vos conseillers à la Chambre de Commerce

  • Diana Rutledge
  • Edith Stein

Indicateurs clés

7,741,220 km2
25,809,973 (July 2021 est.)
Type de gouvernement
federal parliamentary democracy under a constitutional monarchy; a Commonwealth realm
English 72.7%, Mandarin 2.5%, Arabic 1.4%, Cantonese 1.2%, Vietnamese 1.2%, Italian 1.2%, Greek 1%, other 14.8%, unspecified 6.5% (2016 est.)
$1.331 trillion (2020 est.)
Taux de croissance
-0.285% (2020 est.)



Prehistoric settlers arrived on the continent from Southeast Asia at least 40,000 years before the first Europeans began exploration in the 17th century. No formal territorial claims were made until 1770, when Capt. James COOK took possession of the east coast in the name of Great Britain (all of Australia was claimed as British territory in 1829 with the creation of the colony of Western Australia). Six colonies were created in the late 18th and 19th centuries; they federated and became the Commonwealth of Australia in 1901. The new country took advantage of its natural resources to rapidly develop agricultural and manufacturing industries and to make a major contribution to the Allied effort in World Wars I and II.

In recent decades, Australia has become an internationally competitive, advanced market economy due in large part to economic reforms adopted in the 1980s and its location in one of the fastest growing regions of the world economy. Long-term concerns include an aging population, pressure on infrastructure, and environmental issues such as floods, droughts, and bushfires. Australia is the driest inhabited continent on earth, making it particularly vulnerable to the challenges of climate change. Australia is home to 10 per cent of the world's biodiversity, and a great number of its flora and fauna exist nowhere else in the world.

Source: The CIA World Factbook - Australia


Indicateurs macroéconomiques

The economy will continue growing at a robust pace, around 3%. Business investment will pick up, with exports boosted as new resource sector capacity comes on stream. Public infrastructure investment will also support growth. A stronger labour market and rising household incomes will sustain private consumption. Inflation and wages will pick up gradually.

Monetary policy is appropriately supportive, with the central bank projected to start gradually tightening towards the end of 2018, when the pick-up in wages and prices gathers pace. Risks from the housing market and high household indebtedness warrant continued vigilance. The fiscal position is sound. In the event of a downturn, fiscal policy should be used to support activity and protect the incomes of the most vulnerable.

Source: OECD - Economic Forecast


IFM Statistics:

Subject descriptor20182019202020212022
Gross domestic product, constant prices
Percent change
Gross domestic product, current prices
U.S. dollars (Billions)
Gross domestic product per capita, current prices
U.S. dollars (Units)
Inflation, average consumer prices
Percent change
Volume of imports of goods and services
Percent change
Volume of exports of goods and services
Percent change
Unemployment rate
Percent of total labor force
Current account balance
U.S. dollars (Billions)
Current account balance
Percent of GDP
Colored cells are estimates

Source: IMF Statistics - Australia


Le Luxembourg et le pays

Existing conventions and agreements

Non double taxation agreement

In order to promote international economic and financial relations in the interest of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, the Luxembourg government negotiates bilateral agreements for the avoidance of double taxation and prevent fiscal evasion with respect to Taxes on Income and on fortune with third countries.


Air Services agreement

Initiated 27 April 1999, currently just an interim agreement

Source: Australia's Air Services Agreements/Arrangements




Plus d'informations

Foreign Trade

The Statec Foreign Trade statistics provide information on the trade of goods - by product and by country. This information is collected respectively through the INTRASTAT declaration and on the basis of customs documents.

You can see the statistics on the website of the Statec.

Contact points in Australia

Luxembourg is represented by Royal Belgium Embassy in Canberra

Honorary Consul

Honorary Consul General with jurisdiction over Australia: Mr Joseph CARROZZI

5 Burrawong Avenue
Mosman NSW 2088

Tel.: (+61) 411 853 100
E-Mail: sydney(at) 

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Luxembourg    


Economic and Commercial Attaché in charge of Australia

Economic and Commercial Attaché (FIT)Mr Luca BOTTALLO

Flanders Investment & Trade Australia Pty Ltd
103/838 Collins Street
Docklands VIC 3008
Tel.: +61 3 96 14 09 80
E-Mail: / melbourne(at)

Source: FIT


Country risk as defined by Office du Ducroire for Australia

Ducroire is the only credit insurer covering open account deals in over 200 countries. A rating on a scale from 1 to 7 shows the intensity of the political risk. Category 1 comprises countries with the lowest political risk and category 7 countries with the highest. Macroeconomics experts also assess the repayment climate for all buyers in a country.

Link: Ducroire Office - Country Risk for Australia

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