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The amount of revenue Australian businesses made from online purchases went up by 25% in 2011-12, compared the previous year, according to data put out by the Australian Bureau of Statistics today.
Australian businesses received orders worth an estimated $237 billion via the internet in 2011-12.
“Our data show there has been an increase in the proportion of businesses placing orders via the internet, up from 51 per cent in 2010-11 to 55 per cent in 2011-12,” ABS assistant director of the Innovation and Technology Statistics Branch Lesley Martin said.
“Larger Australian businesses have led the charge with innovation. Three quarters of these businesses introduced, developed and/or abandoned some type of innovation during 2011-12.
“Also, large businesses were twice as likely to report the introduction of innovation than businesses with 0 to 4 persons employed,” Martin said.
Read the full report at the ABS website.