The total number of exporters of goods and/or services in 2014-15 was 51,228, an increase of 4,160 (9%) from 2013-14. The number of goods exporters increased by 3,947 (9%) and the number of services exporters increased by 260 (8%).
The increase to the number of exporters was driven mainly by those exporters exporting less than $1m. Of this group, the number of goods exporters increased by 3,632 (9%) and the number of services exporters increased by 162 (8%).
The number of goods exporters increased in each of the main industry divisions presented in this publication. The largest increase in the number of services exporters was to Telecommunication, Computer and information services, up 127 (19%).
In contrast to the increase in the number of exporters, the total value of goods and services exports decreased by $13b to $318b (-4%) from 2013-14. The decrease was due to the value of goods exports decreasing by $18b (-7%) to $255b. This was partially offset by an increase in the value of services exports, up $6b (10%) to $63b.
The decrease in the value of goods exports was mainly driven by the Mining industry decreasing in value of by $21b, following significant falls in commodity prices.
Top export destinations by numbers of exporters from Australia are: