The DHL Export Barometer is an annual indicator analysing the confidence of Australian export businesses. Since launching in November 2003, it has provided independent research examining the issues impacting Australian exporters, emerging trends and strategies for international export market growth.
The 16th edition was conducted by ACA Research, with 920 Australian exporters surveyed between 21 August and 5 September, 2019.
This group of exporters represented a broad cross-section of the country, with NSW/ ACT businesses making up 37% of those surveyed, VIC/ TAS businesses 29%, QLD 20%, WA 9% and SA/ NT 6%.
Businesses ranged in size from smaller operations with fewer than five employees, to large organisations with more than 100 staff. The data is weighted by services (20%) versus goods (80%).