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The Professional, scientific and technical services industry had the highest proportion of businesses that placed orders for goods or services via the internet (74%). By comparison, 33% 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.
Overall, the proportion of businesses that received orders via the internet during 2014-15 was 34%, with income obtained from these orders totalling an estimated $286 billion.
The Wholesale trade industry had the highest proportion of businesses that received orders via the internet during 2014-15 (56%). By comparison, 15% of businesses in the Agriculture, forestry and fishing industry received orders via the internet.
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