Lost 51.6 billion! The Australian economy”cannot hold it up” and Chinese students are not coming
According to the Sydney Morning HeraldNovember 11reported,AustraliaUniversityThe latest research report released,If Australia continues to block the international border, it will result in the number of international students going to Australia Halved, it is expected that 300,000 people will be reduced by mid-2021. In addition,research estimates that the Australian economy will lose 10.7 billion Australian dollars as a result(approximately RMB 51.6 billion) .
Among them, Australia’s largest city, Sydney, has been hit harder. The report pointed out that up to now, Sydney has lost 72,000 international students. Due to the large decline in international students, Sydney’s two major industries-catering and housing are in trouble, which will cause the local economy to lose 2.5 billion Australian dollars.
In terms of catering, an Australian company said that most of the Kingsford restaurants in Sydney used to have Chinese students as their main customers. Before the outbreak, these restaurants almost It was full all day long. However,The outbreakSince its occurrence,Due to the sharp drop in the number of local students, some restaurants have strong>Business reduced by 70%.
The impact also extends to the housing industry. Mitchell Institute data shows thatparts of Sydneythe rental vacancy rate has increased by more than 8%,some areasThe rental vacancy rate has increasedIt even exceeds12%.
In fact, the biggest loss is in the education industry for the reduction of international students. The data predicted by the Australian media show that due to the decline in the enrollment rate of international students in various universities, the Australian education industry will likely lose 16 billion Australian dollars (about 77.2 billion yuan) in the next four years.
As an important part of Australian students, the number of Chinese students going to Australia during 2019-2020 has also fallen by 20%year-on-year.
Sydney Chamber of Commerce President Katherine O’Regan said that international students are very important to the local economy around the university. At the moment, Sydney is looking forward to the return of international students to help them rebuild their economy.
Michael Toole, an epidemiologist at the Burnet Institute of Australia, also called on Australia’s Victoria should open its borders to countries such as China that have successfully contained the epidemic.
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