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Businesses in the Information media and telecommunications industry were most likely to have placed orders for goods or services via the internet (76%). By comparison, 30% of businesses in the Transport, postal and warehousing industry placed orders via the internet.
Measures of receipt of orders via the internet exclude transactions where the commitment to purchase is not made via the internet. For example, regular orders made via the internet for goods or services, where the original commitment to purchase was made using other arrangements are excluded.
The proportion of businesses that received orders via the internet during 2013-14 was 33%, with income obtained from these orders totalling an estimated $267 billion.
Overall, the proportion of Australian businesses that received orders via the internet increased three percentage points between 2012-13 and 2013-14, from 30% in 2012-13 to 33% in 2013-14.
Businesses in Wholesale trade were the most likely have received orders via the internet during 2013-14 (60%). More than half of businesses in the Information media and telecommunications and the Manufacturing industries (both 52%) received orders via the internet. Less than one in five businesses in the Agriculture, forestry and fishing (19%) and the Health care and social assistance (17%) industries received orders via the internet.
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