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Flying high or grounded?

Flying high or grounded?

New research by IBISWorld suggests that 2017 is likely to be characterised by growth in Road and Bridge Construction, Sugar Manufacturing, Oil and Gas Extraction, Data Storage and Child Care Services. While these industries are preparing for a bumper year, others may have to adjust to new commercial situations or limit their expectations for growth, […]

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Cheap and cheerful:  Festive shoppers seek bargains as spending is tipped to disappoint

Cheap and cheerful: Festive shoppers seek bargains as spending is tipped to disappoint

According to IBISWorld, Christmas retail spending is set to remain flat this December, growing by only 0.4% on last year’s sales as consumers tighten their belts. Early indications suggest Australians are becoming more frugal this December, which will be reflected in an increased interest in early sales, deep discounting and bargains. In the lead up […]

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Good job: IBISWorld reveals industries with strong employment growth

Good job: IBISWorld reveals industries with strong employment growth

As thousands of school leavers across the country evaluate whether to pursue further education, vocational education and apprenticeships, or full-time employment in light of their high school exam results, IBISWorld has revealed the key industries tipped to enjoy employment growth over the coming years. Demand for technology The Online Shopping industry is expected to be […]

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Sky-high: Surging apartment construction is driving growth

Sky-high: Surging apartment construction is driving growth

Surging apartment construction is driving growth across multiple states  The multi-unit apartment and townhouse construction industry has reached record highs over the past five years. However, volatile conditions have led to mixed results for many construction firms. “Construction features prominently in IBISWorld’s Top 500 Private Companies list for 2016,” said IBISWorld Senior Industry Analyst, Mr […]

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Fishing for growth overseas

Fishing for growth overseas

IBISWorld reveals strong export growth is keeping fishing and seafood processing afloat while aquaculture battles with Chinese competition IBISWorld research has shown the increasing importance of lucrative overseas markets to the Australian Fishing and Seafood Processing industries. Exports are contributing more than half of total revenue for these industries at a time when Australian Aquaculture […]

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Pick of the private pack

Pick of the private pack

The 2016 AFR Top 500 Private Companies list in partnership with IBISWorld revealed Today, IBISWorld will release the much anticipated 2016 AFR Top 500 Private Companies, published in The Australian Financial Review. The list reveals that these companies generated combined revenue of more than $197 billion in 2015-16. Private superannuation funds in Australia generated a […]

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One for the road

One for the road

IBISWorld reveals the increasing value of foreign markets to Australian wine producers as domestic alcohol consumption slumps A recent report by IBISWorld reveals that in 2016-17, domestic consumption of alcohol per capita is expected to reach the lowest level of the past 50 years. This is part of a trend of consistently declining alcohol consumption […]

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Exceptional exporters: IBISWorld reveals nation’s top 20 industries by growth in exports

Exceptional exporters: IBISWorld reveals nation’s top 20 industries by growth in exports

Against the backdrop of free trade agreements, IBISWorld has compiled a list of the nation’s top 20 industries by growth in exports over the five years through 2015-16. According to IBISWorld, the top 20 exporting industries by growth in merchandise exports, excluding services, are estimated to be worth $22.3 billion in 2015-16. Merchandise trade, which […]

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Two glasses of amber beer

Taxing time for alcohol industry?

IBISWorld examines the possible effects of changes to alcohol taxes Ahead of the next federal budget on 3 May 2016 and amidst ongoing debate about taxation on alcohol, industry analysts at IBISWorld have compiled a comprehensive analysis on the current performance of the beer, wine and spirits industries and what a switch to a flat […]

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IBISWorld reveals Australia’s Top 1000 companies

Business analysts at IBISWorld have revealed a list of Australia’s Top 1000 companies, offering detailed and diverse insights into the nation’s most successful companies, growing and declining sectors, and new businesses to watch in 2016 and beyond. Top 10 companies by revenue Retail behemoth Wesfarmers has jumped into the number one position, overtaking major rival Woolworths […]