Books and Ebooks
Useful data information sources:
You can search by country, category of goods.
Provides information on various trade agreements, eg ASEAN
Source: Mindlever Education Centre 16 March 2015 (2 mins) A simple explanation of specialisation and the benefits of trade.
Source: Alex Symonds, 24 Jan 2017 (5 min). Explains the idea of direction and composition of trade very simply. Be mindful of the date of the data presented. This can be useful for historical patterns of trade.
Source: Austrade, July 2019: Discusses the benefits of trade agreements.
Definitions and Search Terms
Trade is the activity of buying, selling, or exchanging goods or services between people, firms, or countries.
International Trade arises because countries differ in their demand for goods and their ability to produce them. Factors of production cannot be transferred easily between countries, and so goods move instead.
FTA = Free Trade agreements - can search for agreements with China and other countries.
Search specifically eg Australia's trade with China.