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5368.0.55.006 - Characteristics of Australian Exporters, 2009-10  
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Key Figures

2007-08
2008-09
2009-10
2008-09
to
2009-10
% change

Number of Exporters (No.)
Total goods exporters
43 098
43 259
42 652
-1.4
Total services exporters
3 558
3 400
3 613
6.3
Total exporters(a)
45 604
45 559
45 057
-1.1
Value of Exports ($m)
Total goods exports
180 857
230 829
200 720
-13.0
Total services exports
50 028
52 619
52 017
-1.1
Total value of exports
230 885
283 448
252 737
-10.8

(a) Total exporters only counts once those businesses which export both goods and services.

Total Number of Exporters
Graph: Total Number of Exporters

Key Points


KEY POINTS
  • The total number of exporters of goods and services decreased in 2009-10 to 45,057, a decrease of 1% from 2008-09 (45,559).
  • Less than 1% (241) of the total number of goods exporters had a total value of exports worth '$100m or more'. This is a decrease from 2008-09 by 15 exporters (6%). In 2009-10, these exporters contributed $164b (82%) by value to total goods exports.
  • 1% (33) of the total number of services exporters had a total value of services exports worth '$100m or more'. These exporters contributed 16% of the total value of services exports.
  • 68% (28,816) of the total number of goods exporters had a total value of exports less than $100,000, contributing $660m (less than 1%) of the total value of goods exports.
  • There were 536 goods exporters in the Mining industry. Although these business represented 1% of the total number of goods exporters, they contributed $97b (48%) of the total value of goods exports.
  • There were 12,027 goods exporters in the Wholesale trade industry. Although these businesses represented 28% of the total number of goods exporters, they contributed $24b (12%) of the total value of goods exports.
  • The total value of Travel services exports was $33b (63%) of total services exports.


NOTES


ABOUT THIS ISSUE

This publication presents an analysis of the characteristics and international trading activities of Australian exporters in 2009-10. The information is compiled as a by-product of producing regular monthly and quarterly statistics on Australia's merchandise trade and international trade in services. The first table presents an overview covering exporters of both goods and services. Tables 2 to 9 present more detailed information on goods exporters and Table 10 presents additional information on services exporters. These tables are available for free from the "Downloads" tab of this publication on the ABS website.


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For further information about these and related statistics, contact Andrew Gibbs on Canberra (02) 6252 5409.


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