The 2016 Australian International Business Survey (AIBS) reports on the views of 913 internationally-active Australian businesses, drawn from 19 industry sectors (and 93 sub-sectors), and operating in over 100 international markets.
Highlights from the 2016 Australian International Business Survey
- 13% of survey respondents were in the professional, scientific and technical services industry.
- 12% of these companies identified China as the top overseas market from which they earned international revenue.
- 54% of companies in the industry indicated they are likely to service their major overseas markets directly from Australia.
Need help exporting?
As Australia’s export credit agency, we understand the challenges faced by the professional, scientific and technical services industry.
Financing issues, upfront research and material costs, fluctuating prices, varied payment terms – not to mention the significant lag between production and payment.
And while many Australian exporters continue to win contracts against global competitors, many find it difficult to access the finance they need to secure these export opportunities.
That’s where we can help
At Export Finance Australia, we understand the small to medium business export market, and can work closely with you to provide the financial support you need to grow your business overseas.
We also have a range of free resources available to help you learn more about exporting, including:
- a recent Industry Profile from the 2016 Australian International Business Survey (AIBS), which looks at the key overseas markets for the professional, scientific and technical services industry, the main subsectors that are exporting, and the overall business outlook.
- Export Finance Australia country profiles that provide an overview on the risks of doing business in key markets, including economic outlook and business climate.
- our SME Information Series that provides information and advice on some of the key issues small to medium business exporters face, such as planning for export, managing and accessing finance, building networks and managing risks. These resources also include our eBooks on Exporting to China, Japan, Korea and the Middle East.
How can Export Finance Australia help your export business grow?
Through our loans, guarantees, bonds and insurance products, we have helped many Australian exporters and subcontractors in the domestic export supply chain take advantage of new contract opportunities that may otherwise have been out of reach.
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Download the AIBS Professional, Scientific and Technical Services Industry profile report here.