Australia’s International Business Survey 2015 is the follow-up to the inaugural survey of Australia’s international businesses published in 2014. 

The findings of this report are distinctive and significant because they provide key insights into the nature, needs, concerns and future plans of the overall Australian international business community from the company perspective.

The report is based on a survey conducted in late 2014 which resulted in the collection of fully completed and validated responses from 1,237 companies involved in international business.
AIBS 2015 was commissioned by the Export Council of Australia (ECA), with the support of our partners, Austrade and Efic (Export Finance and Insurance Corporation), and was conducted by the University
of Sydney (USYD).

Capturing data from more than 1,200 Australian businesses, AIBS 2015 reflects the opinions of a wide range of firms from 19 sectors (and 93 subsectors) operating in 114 overseas markets.

Analysis of key survey findings is available from the Economics at Austrade blog.

AIBS 2015 provides detailed information on:
  • the demographics of participating businesses including size, experience and the role of international earnings
  • the nature of their engagement with the global economy
  • the overseas markets they currently operate in
  • the barriers they face in accessing those markets
  • the economies they are targeting for future business
  • their understanding of, and demand for, free trade agreements
  • their approach to international marketing
  • domestic factors influencing their international competitiveness, including their ability to access finance.
  • The Summary Report, which provides a detailed overview of the survey results, is available for download here.
The complete Survey Report produced by the University of Sydney can also be downloaded here.

In addition, individual survey results for eight key markets targeted by Australian businesses are available:

Information on the first survey in the series is available here: AIBS 2014

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