EMDG Round 1 key statistics 

Round 1 of Export Markets Development Grants opened on 16 August 2021 and closed on 30 November 2021.

Statistics for Round 1 are:

  • 5,384 applications were submitted
  • Applications by State/territory are:
    • 66 in the ACT (1.2%)
    • 2,154 in NSW (40%)
    • 8 in the NT (0.1%)
    • 875 in Qld (16.3%)
    • 310 in SA (5.8%)
    • 41 in Tas (0.8%)
    • 1,505 in Vic (28.0%)
    • 425 in WA (7.8%).
 

Applications by product category

Product category

Applicants (#)

Applicants (%)

Events

5

0.1%

Goods

2,536

47.1%

Intellectual Property or knowhow

502

9.3%

More than one product category

700

13.0%

Other services

1,041

19.3%

Software

480

8.9%

Tourism services

120

2.2%

Total

5,384

100%

  • 4,020 applications were lodged by agents
  • 1,364 were self-lodged by applicants
  • 5,253 applications were approved as eligible for a grant agreement
    • 890 for Tier 1 (16%)
    • 2,040 for Tier 2 (39%)
    • 2,243 for Tier 3 (43%)
    • 80 for representative bodies (2%)
  • 2,662 were new to EMDG at the time of applying in Round 1
  • 2,722 were returning applicants who previously received a grant under the EMDG Reimbursement Scheme
  • 247 agents submitted applications, 36 were agents new to EMDG
    For these agents:
    • 50 submitted 1 application (20%)
    • 103 submitted between 2 to 9 applications (42%)
    • 43 submitted between 10 to 19 applications (17%)
    • 29 submitted 20 to 49 applications (12%)
    • 15 submitted 50 to 99 applications (6%)
    • 7 submitted 100 or more applications (3%)
  • 4,987 grant agreements have been executed as at 13 July 2022:
    • 861 Tier 1 (17%)
    • 1,913 Tier 2 (38%)
    • 2,135 Tier 3 (43%)
    • 78 representative body (2%).

  • 912 payments were made to Tier 1 and representative bodies by 30 September 2022
    • 842 of 861* Tier 1
    • 70 of 78* Representative bodies 
      *The remaining 3% will be paid in early 2022-23, after they have submitted milestone reports.
  • The average annual turnover of approved applicants was $1.96m
  • Milestone reports are required to be submitted by 30 August 2022.
  • As at 12 September 2022, 2,707 milestone reports have been lodged from Round 1 grantees for expenditure incurred in the 2021-22 financial year. These figures will be updated as we approach the deadline date for submission – 30 September 2022.
  • We have received an average of 36.6 milestone reports daily since the EMDG portal opened on 1 July:
    • 346 Tier 1 (10%)
    • 1045 Tier 2 (42%)
    • 1285 Tier 3 (47%)
    • 31 representative bodies (1%).
  • As at 12 September 2022 the State/Territory breakdown of the milestone reports received to date are:
    • 326 in ACT (1.2%)
    • 990 in NSW (36.6%)
    • 449 in Qld (16.6%)
    • 185 in SA (6.8%)
    • 818 in Vic (30.2%)
    • 212 in WA (7.8%)
    • 6 in NT (0.2%)
    • 15 in Tas (0.6%)

The top 10 markets for EMDG Round 1 applicants

Market Rank

Market

Applicants planning to export to market

% of applicants planning to export to market

1

United States of America

2,370

46.7%

2

United Kingdom

1,637

32.3%

3

Canada

971

19.1%

4

China

698

13.8%

5

Singapore

656

12.9%

6

Germany

593

11.7%

7

World

575

11.3%

8

France

483

9.5%

9

Hong Kong (SAR of China)

364

7.2%

10

India

352

6.9%

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