Background of Australia
Australia's abundant and diverse natural resources attract high levels of foreign investment and include extensive reserves of coal, iron, copper, gold, natural gas, uranium, and renewable energy sources. Australia also has a large services sector and is a significant exporter of natural resources, energy, and food.
Population21,007,310 (2008 est.)
GDP per Capita (PPP)USD 43,000 (2013 est.)
Total ExportsUSD 251.7 billion (2013 est.)
Total ImportUSD 245.8 billion (2013 est.)