EMDG Round 2 key statistics 

Round 2 of Export Markets Development Grants opened on 6 July 2021 and closed on 17 August 2022.

Round 2 application statistics:

  • 2,758 applications  were submitted
  • Applications by tier breakdown:
    • 809 in Tier 1 (29.3%)
    • 852 in Tier 2 (30.9%)
    • 1,055 in Tier 3 (38.3%)
    • 42 in Rep body (1.5%)
  • Average planned expenditure  per year, by tier:
    • $60,232 in Tier 1
    • $99,567 in Tier 2
    • $201,450 in Tier 3
    • $155,744 in Rep body

Applicants by type:

  • 1,728 (62.7%) of total applications were lodged by grant agents and 1,030 (37.3%) were self-lodged by applicants.
  • 815 (41.0%) self-lodged applications were submitted by new applicants to EMDG. 
  • 25 applications were submitted by Indigenous owned or controlled businesses. 
  • Agent or self-lodged applications by Indigenous owned or controlled businesses:
    • 22 of these were new applicants to EMDG
    • 20 were self-lodged.

Applications by product category

Product category

Applicants (#)

Applicants (%)

Events

5

0.2%

Goods

1,224

44.4%

Intellectual Property or knowhow

211

7.7%

Other services

516

18.7%

Software

303

11.0%

Tourism services

134

4.9%

More than one product category

365

13.2%

Total

2,758

100%

Turnover and breakdown of applications:

  • Average annual turnover of applicants is $1.9m
  • Applications by state/territory are:
    • 36 in the ACT (1.3%)
    • 961 in NSW (34.8%)
    • 8 in the NT (0.3%)
    • 472 in Qld (17.1%)
    • 196 in SA (7.1%)
    • 31 in Tas (1.1%)
    • 820 in Vic (29.7%)
    • 234 in WA (8.5%).
  • 191 agents submitted applications, 25 of which were agents new to EMDG:
    • 51 agents submitted 1 application (26.7%)
    • 92 agents submitted between 2 to 9 applications (48.2%)
    • 26 agents submitted between 10 to 19 applications (13.6%)
    • 16 agents submitted 20 to 49 applications (8.4%)
    • 6 agents submitted 50 or more applications (3.1%).

The top 10 markets for EMDG Round 2 applicants

Market Rank

Market

Applicants planning to export to market

% of applicants planning to export to market

1

United States of America

1108

18.5%

2

Canada

384

6.4%

3

Singapore

353

5.9%

4

Germany

274

4.6%

5

China

250

4.2%

6

Japan

203

3.4%

7

Malaysia

165

2.8%

8

United Arab Emirates

154

2.6%

9

India

153

2.6%

10

Hong Kong (SAR of China)

152

2.5%

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