AIBS 2018 is the fifth and latest edition of the Survey. In addition to AIBS’ core questions, in 2018 we featured two special areas of focus: Latin America and the use of new technology and ecommerce to drive export sales.
- Future outlook for respondent’s business fundamentals was very strong, leading to positive knock-on effect on employment, with 72% planning to increase
headcount in Australia as a result;
- Four-in five respondents earned international revenue from more than one market, typically four-to-five markets;
- United States (25%), China (19%), New Zealand (14%), and the United Kingdom (14%) were the most important markets for respondents, by international
- Increasing use of digital/mobile technology and online channels was a focus for one-third of respondents, but still some way to go as another third were not planning to do so.
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
Homart Group has been established for 27 years, and specialises in manufacturing and marketing high quality Australian health supplements. Their products include two major segments of health supplements; skin care and dairy products. Their biggest export challenge is the regulations each country has for the import permits. It normally takes long time to get the registration approval before they can sell the goods into that country.