Report and findings from the Australian International Business Survey, conducted by the Export Council of Australia (ECA), Austrade and EFIC. Is available for download here
Highlights:

  • 913 Australian businesses were surveyed from 19 business sectors who operate across 100 markets
  • Most popular initial markets for export are the United States, China, New Zealand and the United Kingdom
  • Australian businesses surveyed are optimistic about the future in international trade, with 78% planning to expand their overseas markets within the next 2 years
  • Risks businesses surveyed see in international business include high domestic costs for Australian goods and the potential for adverse exchange rate movements