The PwC Melbourne Institute Asialink Index is the only comprehensive, long-term measure of Australia’s engagement with Asia. It assesses the level and rate of change across seven components and 25 economies.
The importance of Asia to Australia's future growth and prosperity is undisputed. Recent developments have again pushed the nature of our engagement with our region to the forefront of public discussion – including renewed free trade efforts, foreign investment proposals and questions about how well Australia is positioned to realise the opportunities presented by Asia's continued rise.
If we are to know where these developments may lead, we need to have a full understanding of where we stand now in terms of our engagement with Asia. Trade and investment statistics tell only part of the story – we need accurate, wide-ranging and long-term information about the depth and context of our many relationships to understand the full picture.
The PwC Melbourne Institute Asialink Index provides a clear and multi-layered measure of Australia's engagement with Asia across seven key indicators: trade, investment, research and business development, education, tourism, migration and humanitarian assistance.