AIBS 2017 was the fourth edition of the Survey. In addition to AIBS’ core questions, the 2017 edition of the Survey featured a special focus on the use
of Australia’s free trade agreements and related issues.
Highlights of the 2017 edition include:
- Around 1,000 Australian businesses were surveyed, 93% of which were involved in exporting, 48% in importing, 23% in other international activities,
and 19% in two-way investment;
- China (23%), the United States (22%) and New Zealand (12%) were the most important markets for respondents, by international revenue;
- Businesses were ambitious in their expansion plans, with three-quarters of survey respondents planning to expand to new markets in the next two years, of which 37% are aiming for 1-3 new markets, 30% for 4-10 new markets, and 6% for 11 or more new markets.
Leandra Coffey, Director, Fruity Sacks
Member of the ECA
“Our business is about making it easy for people to make environmentally friendly choices. We are looking to expand into new overseas markets and the ECA have been a huge help in this endeavour. The ECA have given us introductions to key businesses that can help us in the markets we are looking at, and their workshops and seminars on topics relevant to exporting were extremely useful. All up, our association with the ECA has been a great asset to Fruity Sacks.”Become a Member
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