Industry analysts IBISWorld today named Australia’s top 500 private companies for 2017-18. The 500 companies generated $219.6 trillion in revenue, down 0.3% from the year before. The dip in overall revenue came from a downturn among companies in sectors including Newspaper and Book Retailing, and Livestock and Other Agricultural Supplies […]
Three bike sharing businesses — oBike, ReddyGo and Ofo — have gone from Australia. Their departure has called into question a business model more based on data collection than fees. Another key issue was the number of bikes — too many were servicing the market. The scramble to establish a […]
Australia’s agricultural sector is likely to be one of the biggest winners in a US-China trade war. China is Australia’s largest two-way trading partner, making up 17.7% of imports into Australia and 29.6% of Australian exports. The US is Australia’s third largest trading partner, after Japan. Some Australian products, including […]
Business analysts at IBISWorld have calculated their 2017 list of Australia’s top 1000 companies by revenue, whether ASX-listed, private or government run entities. The firms on the top 1000 account for $1.94 trillion in revenue, or about 28% of all trade in Australia. Jason Aravanis, Senior Industry Analyst at IBISWorld, […]
China’s sudden ban on the importation of recyclable waste threatens household recycling bin collection in Australia. The local waste industry is in a mounting crisis and says recycling bin pickup contracts with councils across Australia face default without urgent action by state and federal governments. Some bin collection companies have […]
The amount of alcohol consumed per person in Australia has increased for the first time in nine years, according to analysis of official data by industry research house IBISWorld. And the reasons is that we’re drinking more beer, much of it craft beer. The amount of pure alcohol consumed by […]
The trading landscape for food retailing has changed over the past five years. Intense competition between the major supermarkets, Coles and Woolworths, the expansion of ALDI, the threat of AmazonFresh, and changes relating to consumer preferences for convenience, health and other factors have altered the state of play for food […]
The refusal by Woolworths to stock Coca-Cola “No Sugar” is all about market saturation of sugar-free soft drinks, according to industry analysts IBISWorld. The soft drink, launched last month, is the beverage giant’s biggest product launch in a decade and will replace Coca-Cola Zero from early next year. Woolworth’s reason: […]
Business analysts at IBISWorld have calculated their annual list of Australia’s top 1000 companies by revenue, whether ASX-listed, private or government run entities. The companies on the list account for $1.98 trillion in revenue. About two-thirds reported an increase for 2016, with the total growing by 1.9% over the 12 […]
If you’re looking for investment opportunities in 2017, child care services look good, as do road and bridge construction, but stay away from milk powder manufacturing, apartments and townhouse construction. Industry analysts IBISWorld have taken a look at which areas of the economy are likely to grow and fall in […]
Australians appear determined to spend less on presents and have a frugal Christmas this year. According to research by industry analysts IBISWorld, Christmas shopping will be relatively flat, growing by only 0.4% in December as consumers look for bargains and discounts. “It’s likely that Christmas 2016 will be characterised by […]
Australia’s best performing companies, or those with the best return on shareholder funds (ROSF) after tax, have a few things in common, according to analysis by Phil Ruthven, the founder of IBISWorld. Ruthven decided to look at all large enterprises in Australia, not just the home grown or ASX-listed ones, […]
Phil Ruthven, chairman and founder of industry analysts IBISWorld, has crunched the numbers on 1467 enterprises in Australia to find the best performing. He worked out the 100 most profitable which he found had a return on shareholder funds of 57%, one of the highest returns ever recorded, with combined […]
Packaging, engineering and beef exports.
Opportunities in an ageing population.