The outlook for ASEAN

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At an event in June sponsored by Food Innovation Australia Ltd, Efic Economist Fred Gibson provided an update on the outlook for food exports to South East Asia.

The topics covered were:

  • Global growth – picking up steam in 2017
  • Global trade growth – shaking off a horrid 2016
  • ASEAN - a growing market
  • Demand for processed foods already on the rise
  • ASEAN's growing consuming class will demand quality produce
  • Technology will allow for improved market access
  • FTAs are a positive
  • Risks to the ASEAN growth outlook - there are many
  • Exchange rate - AUS trended higher in 2016

Click here to view the presentation.