Country profiles 

Country profiles 

EFIC’s country profiles, written by our Economics Team, provide information on the key risks of doing business in a particular destination.

For Australian businesses considering exporting or investing overseas, EFIC’s country profiles are an invaluable source of information. Each profile reviews the economy, politics, business conditions, society and the security situation of the country.

EFIC’c country profiles are available for the destinations shown below and are updated regularly.



Africa 
Egypt
Nigeria
Sierra Leone
South Africa
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Asia 
Bangladesh
China
Hong Kong
India
Indonesia
Japan
Malaysia
Mongolia
Papua New Guinea
Pakistan
Philippines
Singapore
South Korea
Sri Lanka
Taiwan
Thailand
Vietnam
Middle East
Iran
Saudi Arabia
United Arab Emirates
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Europe 
Denmark
Poland
Russia
Turkey
United Kingdom
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
North America 
Mexico
United States
 
 
 
 
 
South America 
Brazil
 
 
 
 

EFIC does not issue market gradings for individual countries. However, the OECD publishes country risk grades for 170 countries which attempt to measure the likelihood that a country will service its external debt. The gradings measure country credit risk for loan maturities over two years and range from 1 (low risk) to 7 (very high risk).

The OECD's country risk grades set minimum benchmarks for the sovereign risk premiums that official export credit agencies, such as EFIC, can charge for medium-term insurance and finance products in different countries