What is the AustCham Flash Survey Series?

The surveys and associated reports are used in conjunction with our previous Doing Business in China Reports (DBIC) and ongoing member engagement to help us better advocate for your business through the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.

At the core of the initiative will be ongoing, general surveys that track businesses’ progress through the COVID-19 pandemic. We will also conduct a number of industry-specific surveys, commencing with education and agriculture, in an effort to illuminate issues in need of additional support isolated to certain sectors.

We are currently working hard to prepare the Education Flash Survey which will support Australian education institutions in providing students with the skills they need to thrive in Australia-China businesses.

AustCham Agribusiness Report

Fears of job losses rise, as Australia’s exports fall, with the wine industry hit hardest: 

Beijing, 15th December 2020—The majority of Australian agribusinesses operating in China or exporting to China registered a significant decrease in business confidence over past months, as bilateral relations have plummeted with China. “Our members are fearful of significant job losses to come, particularly from those in the wine industry, as Chinese imports from Australia are curtailed,” noted Nick Coyle, CEO of AustCham China.

English Report

AustCham COVID-19 Impact Report – July 2020

AustCham China is proud to release the July 2020 AustCham COVID-19 Impact Report. This is our second COVID-19 Impact Report, and the first to be informed by our new Flash Survey Series – thank you to those who took the time to complete the survey.

Key findings of the report include:
• Revenue outlook has not improved since February, with businesses surveyed further discounting their revenue expectations for 2020;
• “Global travel disruption” is the most prevalent impact of COVID-19 on businesses, affecting 74 percent of respondents; and
• More than half of respondents have benefited from some form of Chinese government assistance (52%).

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In the media: Australian Financial Review; CNBC; and South China Morning Post.

AustCham COVID-19 Impact Report – April 2020

In order to better understand the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Australian business, especially in China, AustCham surveyed over 100 members of the Australia-China business community. The April 2020 AustCham COVID-19 Impact Report has been prepared to summarise the findings of the survey.

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For any inquiries related to the reports or surveys, please contact Nicolas Reigl