Australia's International Business Survey 2017

Australia’s International Business Survey 2017 (AIBS 2017) is the fourth in a series of studies of Australia's international business activity. Commissioned by the Export Council of Australia (ECA) with the support of Austrade, Efic (Export Finance and Insurance Corporation) and UTS Business School, AIBS 2017 was conducted by amr Australia between April 2017 and May 2017.

AIBS 2017 reflects the opinions of 941 firms from 19 sectors undertaking international activities in more than 90 overseas markets.

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

AIBS 2017 provides detailed information on:

  • the demographics of participating businesses including size, experience and the role of international earnings
  • the nature of businesses’ engagement with the global economy, including trade, inward and outward investment, R&D and other activities as well as the markets in which they earn their highest revenues
  • the profiles of goods and services exporters to FTA markets, including the mode of delivery of services exports and the nature of the barriers faced
  • the reasons why companies are not engaged in international activity and the most valued forms of support for companies to start exploring international activity
  • the outlook for their international operations and views on the impact of key international events comprising the US presidential elections and the UK vote for Brexit

The complete Survey Report and other analysis produced by UTS Business School is also available.

Interactive Data for Key Markets

A selection of highlights from the detailed AIBS 2017 findings are presented in a series of charts to offer a taste of the survey’s coverage and draw out some key findings.

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