|Posted on October 18, 2015 at 9:30 PM|
There are huge opportunities for Australian businesses as the China economy transitions from growth led by infrastructure development and manufacturing activity, to an economy led by cashed up consumers.
A new report commissioned by the ANZ Bank, "Sleeping Giant: China Consumer", concludes that a near quadrupling of disposable incomes in China's urban areas over the next 15 years will transform China's economy, with positive ramifications for its major trading partners, including Australia.
In particular, the report identifies the tourism, education, financial services, healthcare and food and beverage sectors as being in the box seat for the opportunites provided by increased Chinese consumer spending.
Daily Telegraph, 14.10.15
Fortuitously, these sectors in Australia are set to become more competitive for exports to China vis a vis other export nations, as a result of the removal and dimunition of tariffs and levies by the China Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA).
Despite the recent and continuing trend of decline in the value of resources exports to China, the total value of exports from Australia to China is forecast to rise from $130 billion in 2014 to $250 billion in 2030.
But it won't just happen by itself. Australian businesses need to seize these once-in-a-generation opportunities by becomin export-ready and proactively seeking out potential business partners in China.